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Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

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400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to taste Stupefacente! eccezionale! fantastico! (Amazing! Awesome! Fantastic!) food you need to visit here! Go out of your way to get here. Great wine list, great menu and the best part is seeing Francesco (owner and chef) making each plate with love and pride. After our meal Francesco came out from the visible kitchen and talked to... More 

Thank csnider69
Winter Park, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Francesco's a couple of times before. Once for a pizza and once for lunch with my GF's. Something about lunchtime here, that makes it a much better choice, than for dinner. This visit was on a Wednesday night, about 7 pm. There were 6 in our party. Our waiter was amazing. He had a great sense of... More 

Thank LadyO_13
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am new to the area and was looking for a place on a Saturday night to sit at a bar & grab some food. I found this gem via trip advisor and realized it was in walking distance to my new place! I walked up, got a seat at the bar (which I learned is smart to get reservations... More 

Thank Swelman
Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying before I started writing this review I read the bad reviews, most are old and outdated or there has bee a great change. I found this restraint to be outstanding! We went on a Wednesday Night about 6:30pm with no reservation and were seated instantly. Our waiters name was Hector he was so super... More 

Thank Cash-cashi
Lake Mary, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today with my wife. I had meat lasagna and it was perhaps the best lasagna I ever had....that was until my wife gave me a bite of her vegetable lasagna that she ordered....OMG...lasagna heaven! Our meals also came with a really nice sized field green salad. Service was really good also. I would highly recommend Francesco's to... More 

Thank Cheeseheadjrs
Rapid City, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlight for us is that they have a great outdoor sitting area and the service is outstanding. I don't want to take away from the delicious meals, but these two points make the difference between a good meal and a great time. Great for couples, friends and families.

Thank O8428UXdougm
Orlando, FL.
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101 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes... there really is a Francesco and you will find him heading the kitchen staff working every night... not playing golf while the Magic is left to someone else who doesn't care. The food here is as amazing as any you will find at a fine Italian Trattoria and the prices are no greater than you might encounter at Olive... More 

Thank cbotrader
Maitland, Florida
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to Francesco's several times and have had excellent service and cuisine each time. It is so good we hate to tell other people as it will become too crowed. It is great to sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared. Don't miss the wood fired oven.

Thank Edward W
Maitland, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always consistently good. It's hard to recommend only one dish. My favorites are the fish specials, spaghetti with white clam sauce and penne with vodka sauce. Prices are reasonable. You will need a reservation!

Thank islandjewels2
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

the food, the excellent service, great wine selection (and it is reasonable priced)- just a great place to enjoy an evening. Pizza was TOO good to take home - it was devoured and what remained of our main courses traveled well and provided another meal at home. We had a new server, Christian, who was been with the restaurant for... More 

Thank Beverly L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Maitland
  • Phone Number: 407-960-5533
In the authentic Italian tradition, we select our simple, whole ingredients and combine them by hand with heart, using the time-honored method of open flame cooking. We utilize the intense heat of our wood burning ovens to lend unique flavor to our food.
From our hand-made mozzarella to our artisanal pizzas, pastas and salads, we have a passion for quality and pride in our product that we know you'll appreciate. We only use sustainable, fresh, local ingredients.

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