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“Excellent food, service, ambiance”

Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Snoqualmie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Railroad Ave SE & SE River Street
Whidbey Island, Washington
2 reviews
“Excellent food, service, ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and opted to dine at this restaurant on a recommendation from a family member. We made reservations ahead of time and were not let down. The food was delicious, the staff helpful and courteous, and we had an overall great experience and expressed our gratitude through a generous tip. One tip is that if you check our their website, they offer a $50 dinner special for two on Monday and Tuesday nights, which we took advantage of. Overall, I would return again and rate this is one of the nicest dining experiences ever.

  • Visited August 2011
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Snoqualmie
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Outstanding crab stuffed ravioli”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

Not an Italian food fan at all, but years ago before wee started getting more restaurants here in Snoqualmie we decided to try Gianfranco's. We stopped by on a Friday night, relatively late for Snoqualmie standards (8pm-ish) and they were able to squeeze 2 of us in. I decided on a safe sounding chicken special and my hsband had this crab stuffed ravioli. What a treasure! I took one bite of his and realized what a mistake I made. The place is really small, if you don't like Italian like me, there isn't alot to choose from, but the Penne Pasta (Gianfranco special) and one of the specials will usually not do you wrong. Like the other reviewers have mentioned, this place is a hidden gem. It's in downtown Snoqualmie and not terribly kid friendly with the tight quarters, but that's another reason we like it. Good wine selection and Gianfranco and his family do the cooking and the serving. If you like Italian food, I bet you'd really love this place. It is a little, pricely. With a glass of wine a couple of specials you'll be close to $100 out the door with tip. I highly recommend reservations.

  • Visited February 2011
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North Bend, Washington
2 reviews
“Hidden gem on the east side!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

Small, intimate and romantic. The menu is extensive with choice, authentic italian food. An extensive wine list and Gianfranco preparing food, waiting tables and keeping order. It is quiet, romantic and character driven. A perfect 'special occasion' secret place you will remember for a long time.

  • Visited May 2011
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Seattle,
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“Terrific neighborhood Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

This charming neighborhood Italian restaurant has not let us down in five years of dining there. There's a wide variety of choices and prices of entrees, from pizzas to crab-stuffed ravioli specials. The specials are a little more expensive that menu items, but we've found them to be the best selections. House salad is fresh and nicely dressed with balsamic viniagarette. Service is friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt but not hovering. Food at Gianfranco rivals any downtown Seattle Italian restaurant. We recommended it highly.

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