Top Italian Food Appetizers at Francesco’s Part 1

Top Italian Food Appetizers at Francesco’s Part 1

One of the most exciting parts of dining out at a restaurant is the opportunity to try new and exciting dishes. Before diving into the main course, consider ordering a round of appetizers to share around the table! At Francesco’s Ristorante Italiano, we have an extensive selection of authentic Italian appetizers to whet your appetite before the main course arrives. Order a few to share around the table, or choose your favorite as the first course for yourself! We can also recommend several wine pairings to accompany your meal, appetizers included. 


Here are four of the most popular Italian food appetizers from our menu at Francesco’s in Snoqualmie, Washington: 


Clams & Mussels: Calling all seafood lovers! If you’re in the mood for a light and refreshing appetizer, our Clams & Mussels is perfect, especially during the summer. This dish features fresh clams and mussels sauteed in a white wine broth finished with a sprig of parsley. 


Eggplant Parmigiana: If you’re dining with family and friends, our Eggplant Parmigiana is an excellent choice for sharing around the table. This Italian classic is made with sauteed eggplants, basil, homemade tomato sauce, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. 


Calamari Fritti: Children and adults alike love our Calamari Fritti as a starter! We make ours using both the tubes and tentacles of calamari deep-fried and served with two sauces: our house-made marinara and vodka aioli sauce. 


Gamberi in Salsa Roja: Our Gamberi in Salsa Roja is our take on the classic shrimp cocktail, featuring a cocktail of large prawns with vodka aioli sauce for dipping. This dish can be shared around the table as a sampler or can be ordered as a first course.


In addition to our appetizers, we also offer fresh salads, pasta dishes made with our homemade pasta, traditional Italian meat and fish dishes, and many mouthwatering Italian desserts. Our team at Francesco’s in Snoqualmie, Washington, is pleased to announce that our dining room is open following the guidelines of Phase 3. We are also offering carry-out and curbside pickup, plus outdoor patio seating with heaters. 

We invite you to dine with us Sunday through Thursday, 4 pm until 9 pm, and Friday through Saturday, 4 pm until 9:30 pm. Or, place an order for takeout any day of the week to enjoy at home. We look forward to seeing you, and we thank you for your continued support throughout the pandemic. 

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