About Francesco's Restaurant

Francesco's Restaurant opened its doors in September of 1968. Over the years, Francesco's has established many friends and loyal customers who come for the good food and friendly atmosphere.

Josephine Bargiacchi, affectionately known as Mama Bargiacchi, the founder of the North Pole Club and the Villa de la Paix in Oakland, inspired her family by her own example of hard work, culinary ability, and business acumen. Prior to establishing Francesco's, Dewey, Mama's son, opened the successful Chandelier in Jack London Square.

One of the few family-owned restaurants to survive in a highly competitive industry, Francesco's is currently run by third generation Theresa Erwin and Chef Mike Erwin. Francesco's credits its success over the years to a high quality and dedicated staff, many who have been with the restaurant for over 20 years and a few with over 30 years of service. Francesco's prides itself on providing consistently excellent food, quality service, and hands-on management.

We look forward to serving you the next time you are around for a game, concerts, to catch a flight, or just to stop by and see us and enjoy some of the East Bay's finest Italian food.