Francisca's

4.5
66 reviews
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$30 and under
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Venezuelan
Francisca de Torres was Chef Manny's grandmother, who was also a Chef. She taught him the passion for hospitality and farmers market. At Francisca's we want to make people feel like at home, we offer the best quality ingredients. A la carte menu (salads, pastas, fish and steaks etc...) and Chef's choice 4 courses served family style. We are farm to table restaurant, Italian Venezuelan cuisine and we pair with international and local beers and wine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Venezuelan, International, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 374-5747
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manny Torres Gimenez
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Private party facilities
Restaurant available for buy-out
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cesar Chavez
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Public transit
24th St and Mission BART, 14 and 49 bus
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 66 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, amazing food, and great service.

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j
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times and this place never disappoints. Manny and Katerina are always so gracious and welcoming, and the food is always on point. The wine list is packed with delicious and affordable options.

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CN
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great, except for the noise level. I would not go back.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is fantastic, every course is delicious and creative! This is my second time ordering the tasting menu with only two people. Last time I got it with a group of six people. Both time I felt so satisfied and full with the food . The service there is great too! I would love to go back to try more anytime!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manny and Katalina are amazing. Great food. Great location. Great options.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find! I love to eat, and Francisca's is a perfect place to do it. I took advantage of the $35 price fixe, early bird on Friday. Each dish was better than the last. The entree was curry pulled pork on a bed of vegetables. Melt in your mouth and flavorful. Amazing attention to detail; each of the 4 types of vegetables was prepared differently. Make you reservation today. Enjoy a great meal tomorrow!

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manny puts his soul into the food! The flavors are unique and delicious and the wine pairing take everything to a whole new level! Amazing and memorable every time!

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing: 5:30 Special -- the guests have to be there at exactly 5:30 to get the special ?

We ordered Tasting Menu meal -- 12 courses
1st 3-course -- salad and appetizers -- very good
2nd 3-course -- 3 kinds of raviolis -- very bland taste, not that good
3rd 3-course -- meat & fish -- very good
4th 3-course -- desserts -- average

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Creative, beautifully presented, and delicious.

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JG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All was very good, the only nit pick is that the kitchen does take quite a bit of time to get you your orders as they have a small kitchen.

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this great restaurant in a cozy corner of the Mission. Fantastic food and service. I am a repeat customer!

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L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Parking was a lot more difficult than last time i was there. We were seated at 6:45 and the noise level was quite low. By 7:30 the place crowded up and conversation became much more difficult for hearing impaired. If you are, as I am, come early. It is wonderful.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice interior, a bit unexpected on a somewhat rundown block... Very well presented food creations with noticeably fresh ingredients. Nice wine selection and friendly service. One of my favorite places i have tried in a while.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our overall experience was amazing. Food was beyond our expectations. We met the chef who brought one of the dish which made the night more special. Highly recommended and we’ll definitely go back

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EM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is what every neighborhood restaurant should be: a pleasant place, clean, offering fine food which is inventive and reasonably priced, served by knowledgeable wait people.I arrived at 7 pm and the place was nearly empty. By 7:30, people began filtering in, and by 8, the place was jumping. The crowd was young-ish (25-45) and happy. The menu offered a variety of food, some traditional, some reresenting the chef's Spanish/Italian background. Excellent selection of wines, mostly European, at reasonable prices. I wish it was in my neighborhood.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I were visiting San Francisco for the week and saw that Francisca’s had some great reviews. We decided to stop in and had a great experience. The food is fabulous. We ordered the plantain lasagna to share and it was delicious! Really flavorful and a perfect size to share. I had the kobe steak with yuca gnocchi and I loved it. It was some of the most tender steak I have ever had and would highly recommend it. My girlfriend was not so crazy about her chicken and truffle sausage arepa, but she is pretty picky. I thought it was good, but both the other dishes were better. All in all, it was a great dining experience by a fantastic chef! Would highly recommend

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e
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had the BEST dining experience!! Manny and Katerina couldn't have been nicer, and the food is over the top!! We had the mussels with purple potatoes, cod with veggies, and steak with incredible sides. Manny was kind enough to send a dessert platter over, with 2 glasses of wine for us!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Thanks guys.

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PM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really creative and delicious food. Owner chef and wife interact with diners in a way that adds to an already great dining experience.

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m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum yum yum! Owners Manny and Katerina, chef and maitre d’, respectively, easily accommodated our large family gathering. Lovely ambiance, nice wine list, attentive service and delicious food. Our risotto was buttery, spicy heaven, and the fresh salad was large enough for a main course.

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was warm, attentive, & knowledgeable. The food was interestingly innovative. The sorrel soup was outstanding.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Francisca's is an upscale and delicious hidden gem! We took advantage of their four course happy hour deal, along with a reasonably priced wine pairing. The courses were filling, beautifully plated, and tasty-- the standout dish was a homemade pasta with lobster and uni. During our meal the chef stopped by our table to explain where the ingredients were sourced from.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The taste is something special. My favorite place in SF.

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b
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a hidden treasure. Each course has heart and soul. They are perfect combination of texture, flavor & colors... especially the flavor, has a brighter note than traditional Italian dishes, rich and refreshing at the same time.

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Parking was surprisingly easy. Food was quite good and interesting. Staff was pleasant, quick and efficient.

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KC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner there with my siblings and our mother. We were welcomed by the chef/owner who told us about the menu, answered questions, took our order, described our food as it was served and ensured our evening was perfect. We all loved it!

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VW
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food here is fantastic!! Usually we would not return due to the sound level, but we'll definitely make this the exception. It's loud tho, concrete floors and no sound absorption. The owner and his wife make the extra effort to make your experience the best it can be. Oh, and did I mention the food is fantastic......

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Very attentive service! Highly recommend!

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L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The new space is nice and modern but so noisy that I found it uncomfortable. The service was friendly and attentive. Food was good but a few things were a little off. Spaghettini carbonara was a generous portion but sticky and had way too much pepper. The black bass was cooked nicely and was delicious but the turnips didn't really complement the fish. I thought the venison carpaccio was the best part of our meal. Not sure I'll return due to the noise level.

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TD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice service. They are always friendly and know good food

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BH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My second visit and as good as ever. Attentive service and wonderful options

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice new restaurant. Service was very good. The menubia innovative. Fresh catch of the day fish was delicious. The crab soup was delicious. Experience can be enriched further. Ambience is ok lot is open space in the restaurant but sometimes the openness causes noise to rise due to less absorption.

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Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved spending the evening with Chef Manny and Katerina. The food and wine were world class. The evening was perfectly paced and relaxed. The anticipatory service was a delight. We were sharing two first courses and they creatively split the dishes and gave us our own individual plates with both apps on it. It was very thoughtful. Entrees were amazing and paired well with some unique, yet stellar wine choices!

We will continue to return. We just loved the genuine care , the experience and culinary offerings. We do recommend this to our all friends, as it is a true gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Outstanding service. Best pasta dish (Carbonara) I’ve had in a long, long time, and the deserts will blow you away at the finish! Highly recommend!

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h
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always so good.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. A labor of love for chef/owner Manny Torres Gimenez, each dish is beautifully prepared and presented. Nice ambience, not pretentious. Great service. Looking forward to returning soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved it. We had the tasting menu, and Manny made sure we were happy. He is very personable and deservedly proud of Francisca’s

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with great food and friendly service. Will definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

It was good food. Service was okay.. took 45mins for our check.... small portions not worth they money spent. Better places that are cheaper and more hospitable in the city for the price.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful gem with outstanding service and delicious choices owned by a charming couple (chef & host) who engage with their patrons. We’ll be back soon!

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