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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

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7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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10:30 - 21:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a bike ride with friends today, we all stopped by this pizzeria for a quick lunch. There was nobody else in the restaurant, since we were there about 11 a.m., so placing the order didn't take too much time (just a large pizza and four drinks. At first it seemed like it was taking a long time to get... More 

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Thank Steve T
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great pizza or italian cuisine or just a deli sandwich this little spot will keep you coming back for more.

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Thank Shawn C
york, pa
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Santini Plaza, Francesco's is a typical pizzeria with a few tables and offers carry out. Not sure if they deliver. We got a large Italian pizza with roasted red peppers, fresh mozarella and black olives to go. There weren't very many toppings on this pizza however, The sauce and toppings were really good but the crust was a... More 

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York, PA
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201 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We placed a takeout order for a large Italiano pizza with black olives. We were told 30 minutes but it did take a bit longer. The pizza did not have very many roasted red peppers or as you can see not a lot of black olives. The crust was under cooked. I have had better pizza.

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Thank amsirius
E Bridgewater, Ma.
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136 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 pizzas to go. Called ahead and we were given a time of 1/2 an hour. Got there as they were coming out of the oven. Staff was very friendly. Place was clean. Couple of outside tables to sit. Kind of prices but it was good. They have iced tea and such but very limited on smaller soda... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie mille! Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on vacation accidentally just looking for a quick slice of pizza for lunch. Large slices on a lunch special hit the spot. We returned later in the week for pizzas for the family, garlic knots, risotto mix (which btw looks like explosives on TSA X-ray machine; yes we got searched). Frank the owner is an Italy born... More 

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Thank Natalie Y
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Oh dear...I guess Francesco's risotto is the bomb...uh okay, bad joke! Nonetheless, thank you for your patronage, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Berlin, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit over the past three years and every year it's the same. It's not the best cuisine but it's convenient and offers pick up service. I not certain but I believe it's family ran cause there's always some yelling or back biting between father, wife and I believe son. It's a weird arrangement but I guess... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again next year. In future, please address any concerns with Francesco; he'll do his best to mitigate any problems his guests may have. More 

Bordon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Working from their online menu, we ordered two slices of pizza, and two medium pizzas to go. The order-taker grumbled about the two slices, then insisted they didn't do "medium" pizzas only 12". The online menu has seven references to "medium" and only three to 12". We collected because they were too busy to deliver. The pizzas were awful! My... More 

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1 Thank M B
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

As a small, family-owned establishment, we are always interested in our guests’ opinions and, when possible, will attempt to alleviate any concerns. First, both our dough and sauce are made fresh daily, using the same, authentic, Italian-style recipes for nearly 40 years. While we are sorry you did not enjoy the pizza, we wish you had addressed your issue with... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stumbled upon this deli and pizzeria while waiting for a seat at another restaurant. We were glad we chose to eat here instead! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. The owner was behind the counter and he made sure we were happy with our experience. We had calzone--it was outstanding.

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Their loss is definitely our gain. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

First and likely last time we will eat at Francesco's. We ordered a medium deluxe thin crust pizza, waited about 40minutes before it was brought to our table. We had a strong impression that they were short staffed and disorganized.The pizza crust was overdone and it was too salty and greasy.

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Thank Jerry W
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

While we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience, Francesco’s will never trade time for quality. Fresh, made-to-order food has been our modus operandi for nearly 40 years. During the season, we always encourage our guests, who may have a time crunch, to call ahead to ensure as little of a wait as possible. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
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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