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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“subs” (18 reviews)
“garlic knots” (18 reviews)
“calzone” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small Italian deli run by people with a `big’ friendly heart! The service could not have been better. My made-to-order pizza was excellent! The ingredients were very fresh and the pizza was nice and hot when served. The atmosphere was like that of one found...More

Thank ckilpat701
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here because it was within walking distance to our hotel. The food was fresh and really good. We were there on a Thursday night and it was busy. Good testament to the quality of food. The service was friendly too!

Thank joehS6855JI
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a large thin slice pizza in their case, added 2 items of my choice, then heated it in an oven. Much like a NYC pizzaria would do

Thank gtchrist
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the excellent review. A quick slice of our pizza is always a great option either going to or coming from the beach. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, hidden, cash only family run Italian Deli with tasty foot long east coast style sandwiches. Had to wait about a half an hour for three sandwiches as they said they were bit backed up but since it’s location is in a strip mall you...More

Thank Sonia K
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the excellent review. Our chicken cutlet has always been a favorite! And, yes, in season, when we're at our busiest, the Santini Plaza does has a lot to offer while you wait for your food to be prepared. Be sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two delicious meals here while on vacation. We came for pizza the first night. It was outstanding. On our return visit, we ordered a variety of things off the menu. Some of our favorites were the calzones, the stuffed banana pepper, and the...More

1  Thank Melissa K
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the feedback. We strive to ensure everything on our menu is a "guest's favorite"! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is garbage. We ordered on the phone, oh by the way this place is Cash only. (somthin fishy) should have known. Ordered and the man said it would be 45 minutes so stay off your phone and we will call you back with...More

2  Thank jeff f
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Considering you never mentioned our food we can only assume you enjoyed our authentic Italian food. We take pride in being a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence honoree. Our business is cash-only; there is nothing "fishy" about it. In fact, it is stated on both...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Italian on the island. We stopped in twice this week for takeout and also blossoms, their fruit filled pastries. This has become our Christmas Eve tradition when we are here for a week. Great food friendly workers and now more seating...More

Thank Deborah C
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the excellent feedback. We are humbled that you include us in your Holiday traditions! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night on vacation. I am a vegetarian and love homemade pasta. I had the cheese ravioli and it was delicious. My husband and son loved there meal as well. Oh and the garlic knots were also delicious! Great waiter...More

1  Thank Wendy C
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the excellent feedback. We take pride in knowing we were one of the first delis in the US to offer garlic knots; they continue to be one of our most sought after items many years later! Be sure to like...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a whim and did not regret it! A medium pizza was the perfect size to split with another person. We ordered the Bianco pizza and it’s the pizza that cheese lovers dream of. On top of the amazing food, everyone there was...More

Thank Rachel C
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the excellent review. As a true Italian deli it is our goal to ensure our guests feel right at home! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Since being here in Fort Myers Beach for the first time..tonight was our second takeout from Francesco’s...we love authentic Italian and Francesco’s fits the bill...we had the cheese ravioli and sausage pepperoni meatball etc..stromboli....the cheese ravioli was amazing....the Stromboli was just ok...flavour was there but...More

Thank mcardj
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Grazie! We love to hear that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Each portion is sized to ensure an individual patron does not remain hungry. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

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fritomann
21 March 2016|
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Response from Ibavolfan | Reviewed this property |
They have a few tables inside an bench tables outside as well
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Joy D
7 January 2016|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
First, thanks for the kind words! Oh, Isaly's, brings back many memories. (I Shall Always Love You!) But sorry we do not carry it in our store. However, it is available on Amazon for $7.15 a bottle - just search for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5634
Description
If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it won't sit on yours... The history of Francesco's is a tale of two unique stories that eventually became one. Founded by Jimmy Greco on Beth Page, Long Island in 1958, the deli has served its guests with authentic Italian food for nearly 60 years. In 1978, Greco moved to Fort Myers Beach and renamed the deli Greco's Mousetrap Italian Delicatessen. Over the next two decades Greco's established itself as the preeminent Italian deli on Fort Myers Beach. Enter Francesco Razzano, Sr. In 1998, Razzano was looking for a new opportunity. Having recently sold his bar restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Francesco was tired of the cold winters and pondered a move south. When he learned of an Italian deli for sale in Fort Myers Beach, Razzano jumped at the chance to fulfill a life long dream. Born in Cervino, (Caserta) Italy, Francesco immigrated with his family to Ellwood City, PA in 1955. While he never forgot his heritage, Razzano embraced the opportunities his adopted country afforded him. Following service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, Francesco settled in Midland, PA where he owned and operated Frankie's Tavern for nearly twenty years. Even though Frankie's wasn't an Italian restaurant, Razzano never forgot his roots. It certainly wasn't unusual to find Francesco in the kitchen making an impromptu homemade pizza or filleting smelts for his patrons. Since acquiring the deli in 1998, it has been Francesco's goal is to provide his guests with the finest Italian cuisine using the same recipes he was raised with.
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