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324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
+1 207-622-1110
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hallowell, Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

In it's place is a new restaurant known as "Brews 'n Views." Good food, good beer and incredible views of the Kennebec River! Be entertained by the jumping sturgeon as you wine and dine! My ratings below are for Brews 'n Views.

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Thank bkadler
Gardiner, Maine
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Went out of business several years ago. The food was mediocre at best. The owner appeared to go out of her way to annoy and alienate her customers. Good riddance.

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Thank Peter E
Central Maine
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144 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

The owner of Francesca's suffered some serious health problems in the Spring of 2013. They were able to keep the reataurant open for a while.... but, according to the owner's husband, have closed the restaurant effective June 30, 2013. Nice people -- too bad they couldn't make a go of it in Hallowell's tough restaurant market....

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Thank MainerOnTheGo
Augusta, Maine, United States
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I have been there 3 times. The first time it had been open only about a month. Food was OK but very pricy for Italian food. Went again a few weeks later. ordered the same dish. It was TOTALLY different from the first time I had it. Went a 3rd time with my wife and a very good friend.The others... More 

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Gardiner
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

My wife and I had dined here on at least 4 other occasions. They were all pleasant visits but somewhat pricey which I do not mind if the food and service are good. Our last visit on Valentine's Day was a complete disaster. First all they had was a limited menu for the night which included an appetizer-soup or salad-entree... More 

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Mount Vernon, ME
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Not even close to real italian. they don't know what a cutlet is. I heard them advertised as "The best italian in Maine". Not even close

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

The mussels we ordered were so obviously rancid that we smelled them before we saw them. Had we eaten them we surely would have been sick, and it is frightening that the chef even served them. Unfortunately we did not take a hint and leave after this horrifying appetizer incident and proceeded to waste our money on two $25 veal... More 

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Enfield CT
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

We dined at Francesca's in October; very few customers so it was very quiet; waitstaff was efficient; food was quite good; the decor could use some help to make for more intimate dining.

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Maine
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

We had dinner last night and were happily surprised to have a fantastic dinner. Started with bread and a garlicy spicy olive oil dip. My wife had Chicken Carbonara which was garlicy, delicious, and had enough to take home a serving for lunch. I had risotto with mushrooms which was very tasty. When I asked the waiter how sthe chef... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We ate here Sept. 11 weboth enjoyed our dinners. Portions were large,. we each took homepart of our dinners to enjoy another day. There were many choiceson the menu. The waiter was attentive and very eager to please the customers.I had a veal dish ,my wife had a sausage and pasta dish, we both loved itWe will be going here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?