Giannfranco's Trattoria L

Giannfranco's Trattoria L

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$9.00 – $43.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers?
About
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
PRICE RANGE
$9.00 – $43.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles238 reviews
Excellent
132
Very good
50
Average
25
Poor
17
Terrible
14
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Carrie B
Washougal93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
This is NOT the place to go if you just want a quick in and out meal. Nothing is made in advance. Each pasta is cooked when you order so it really is al dente and not soggy. Sauces are fresh and savory. It was noisy the night we went here because of a raucous party from a local corporation, but once they left it was very pleasant. In better weather they have an outdoor patio and this would likely make dining quieter for the indoor patrons. We met the owner and chef and had a very nice conversation (once the party left) and we are looking forward to returning when we are in town again. This is the real deal for food, but dinner in Italy is an event and production and not just a quick stopover. Eat here because it is a real family making food the way it was made by their family in Italy.
Written March 22, 2020
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Flora B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Everything we ordered was delicious! The appetizers we tried were bruschetta, meatballs and roasted portabella mushrooms. For the main course the risotto special and Ciao Bella. All was made to order and delicious. The service was excellent! Can't wait to come back!
Written February 22, 2020
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golem67
Flagstaff574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
A delightful meal on their back patio, with four parties celebrating birthdays. Caesar salad tasty, although chilled on arrival tasted better as it warmed. Pasta with meatballs was fabulous. We resisted desert. Service led by Gianfranco and wife Ann was personable and attentive. Prices reasonable.
Written August 18, 2021
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Forrest
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Avoid this restaurant! Rude elderly lady who owns the restaurant will ruin your meal. The staff is unprofessional lacks the ability to run a restaurant successfully. The food is NOT excellent and can be good but, ruined by the staff’s negative demeanor. However, the elderly lady and young Hispanic waiter(who pretends to be Italian) are simply rude. Visit Via Vai Trattoria in Montecito where the restaurant employees greet you with a smile and cook better quality/tasting Italian food. Avoid the rude employees at this restaurant and have a positive experience elsewhere.
Written August 3, 2022
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Anya C
Steamboat Springs7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
The butternut ravioli was out of this world, and risotto was excellent! Enjoyed the family atmosphere
Written November 9, 2023
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Michael C
Santa Barbara1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Great food, but don't count on them honoring your reservation. I have never in my 62 years been treated over the phone they way I have just been treated. And not by some employee, but by the two owners, Frank and his wife. I feel I should share what happened while it's fresh, so others who might be expecting ethical behavior when booking a reservation for this restaurant can judge for themselves if it's likely to be safe for you to book a table and expect them to honor the reservation, especially if it's for a special occasion. On Saturday, June 10, 2023 I called the restaurant at 12:10, said I wanted a table for either 5 or 6 people, but wouldn't know for sure until later today, as I was waiting for some friends I texted to confirm if they wanted to join us. When asked, when I might know for sure, I said I couldn't say because I didn't know how long it would take them to respond, but I was pretty sure we'd get all 6, and I could let him know for sure around 5pm. I thought we were set. I had 4 confirmed with 15 minutes, but it took a while to get a response from the 2 extra I first had in mind, and I wanted to wait for them to respond before I offered it to the other 35 people who are in our group of friends. Once I heard from one they couldn't make it, I sent another request to the larger group. I got a phone call from Frank, who later I found out was one of the owners, at 3:01pm, telling me they were filling up, and asking if I knew if it would be 5 or 6. While on the phone with him, a friend confirmed the 5th spot, and I said I have 5 confirmed now, but it was still likely I'd get all 6, but I just sent out the text so I might now know for sure for another hour. I said I thought it was OK based on our initial call to let him know at 5. I then had a woman who was his wife (can't recall her name), who was pretty nasty in saying that if I didn't show up with 6, she would be mad. I couldn't believe how she was talking to me! I started to say I had never in my life been spoken to by a restaurant demanding something like this and she HUNG UP ON ME. I got another phone call from them at 3:06pm, where they were saying they needed to cancel my reservation. I said that I don't understand, I reserved a table for 5 and I have 5 people coming, and that if it's that big of a deal, I will just limit it to 5. But, she said she didn't want a scene - despite the fact it was her yelling at me and trying to back out of their reservation commitment that started any unpleasantness, so she was going to cancel it anyway. Then ended the call again. I got yet another call, this time from Frank, at 3:12pm, where he again said they needed to cancel my reservation. Frank seemed more reasonable, so I told him, calmly, that I felt it was unethical for him to cancel my reservation, since I had upheld my end of the deal, and had the 5 people I committed to already planning to be there at 7pm, and I was fine with keeping it to 5, so why would he cancel this once we, his customers, had made plans based on the reservation they confirmed for us earlier in the day. I asked how can you give our table to someone who was apparently trying to reserve a table after they had given it to us? But, just like his wife, he said they didn't want any trouble, and he was canceling the reservation. I told him that I felt his behavior was not ethical, and I would be reporting this incident to Yelp and any other website I could think of, as well as sharing this story with everyone I know in Santa Barbara. Who treats customers like this?
Written June 10, 2023
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MOLLI S
Fairbanks28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
We stopped by for a late afternoon lunch and enjoyed the friendly service and the delicious food. The lobster ravioli lives up to its reputation. We also enjoyed the burrata appetizer and a chopped salad that was very fresh and tasty. To be improved would be the bread- nothing to write about- and coffee mate with coffee).The very very best part was the homemade panne cotta for dessert. It was like eating a cloud. Made by the son of the family, it was remarkable - light and delicious with the fruit topping-fantastic!
Written June 22, 2020
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Beachlover
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 friends
Great variety of lunchtime sandwiches. Especially their paninis. Delicious salad to go with take out. At the present time, Take out only during pandemic crisis.
Written April 25, 2020
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4Blizzards
Neenah19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Excellent food and great service. This is a must for us when we are in the Santa Barbara area. Their food is authentic italian and very flavorful. It is a smaller place and you should call in advance to book a table.
Written February 15, 2020
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PeterMorli
Bruges79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food was absolutely stunning. I had the butternut squash ravioli (a special that night) and it was superb. Though the serving was a little on the slow side. I hoped the dessert would be of the same quality, but that was just so-so. Not bad, but not special either. The service was friendly, but to me, it seemed a bit pushy and rushed. As if they wanted me to have my dinner and leave ASAP. This could be a cultural thing though, so I don't want to point fingers at the waiters/owners. Something to be aware of as a European.
Written October 22, 2019
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84NancyP
Gulf Shores228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 family
We have eaten here previously and enjoyed it. We took our family, which included three children. All the food and the service were excellent. We did make a reservation as we had a group of seven. All members enjoyed their food. Excellent carpaccio. Wine was reasonably priced and paired well with our meals.
Written September 29, 2019
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Joan F
255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 none
We try to stop here when in the area (actually worth a special trip), and it never fails to be impress. The owners personally attend to the customers, making sure they feel welcome and special. And the best part, the food is fabulous. Will return whenever possible.
Written August 19, 2019
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Nancy8766
Santa Barbara8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 couples
Do not eat here, it's a joke of a restaurant. The owners act as though they are doing you a favor to serve you food. It's their place and they do things their way and treat the customers badly. We were a couple just trying to have a pleasant meal and the owner had so much attitude and dismissed any request or concerns. These people should not be in the hospitality industry. The food order took a very long time and when we asked about it they just shrugged and said to just wait.
Written July 20, 2019
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CalAdventureGal
Berkeley72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 couples
This place was quite a disappointment. The food was acceptable, not great. The service was truly bad - slow, insulting. This is definitely not what I am looking for when I go out for a meal.
Written July 15, 2019
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WilmaXX
129 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 family
Ugh, very unpleasant experience. Reserved the back patio for our group of 14 and they had no staff so they squeezed us in the small space in the main space. They treated us like dirt and scolded us for having a child in a stroller. I would never eat here again, not worth the trouble.
Written July 14, 2019
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