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Francesco's Ristorante Italiano

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6524 Richmond Rd Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7203
+1 757-345-0557
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I liked it so much the first time that we visited again a week later when we happened to be in Williamsburg again, attracted partly by the International Dining Club discount but mostly by the delicious fare, superb service, and warm ambience. We wish we lived closer to this delightful trattoria, so we could enjoy it more... More 

Thank Juliana D
Forest Hill, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seated in the VIP section of this quaint dining room. Bottles of wine tucked into the walls created an atmosphere with the Italian holiday music playing made for a fun start to our meal. Tiffany, our server was very attentive checking on us at just the right time. We ordered the eggplant parm and lasagna both served with... More 

Thank maccards70
Grove City, Ohio
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel told us to try it out. After pulling into this strip mall, I was not enthusiastic about it. Strip mall food sucks. My boyfriend convinced me to go in and look. We walk into this tiny little room where we were quickly greeted by a friendly staff. They open up a door fro us to enter the restaurant.... More 

Thank dylankel
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for the third time and the food is consistently excellent. The bolognese sauce is as good as south philadelphia. Spoke to the chef afterwards and he explained that he puts his heart into every dish. That is so true. Oh by the way the lobster ravioli was to die for too!

Thank adventure52
Port Orange, Florida
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170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey for an Italian restaurant, but everything is excellent. Both my wife and I had seafood. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and simply delicious. I usually don't much bread when dining out, but the bread is wonderful. Service was excellent in a cozy dining room. I highly recommend.

Thank FSUWizard
Williamsburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who wants to cook after thanksgiving? Francesco does. And he did it so well. Excellent meal for all three of us my wife loved the lobster ravioli and I enjoyed the cheese and spinach ravs. Reasonably priced. Our server, Lily was attentive and very polite. We'll be back.

Thank William F
Williamsburg, VA
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up some chicken piccata as take out - delicious! Don't know about the other foods, but enjoyed this immensely.

Thank GaspardRueben
Williamsburg, VA
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very good and the restaurant is very cozy and well appointed. Reservations are necessary if you don't want to wait. Unless your are BIG eaters, consider splitting a dish because the servings are very generous. The restaurant is a bit crowded and noisy but overall a good choice for Italian food.

Thank Traveler326
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard menu you'd expect, well-prepared and presented. Service was good. Wine list is decent and prices are fair. There are certainly better Italian Restaurants but compared to others in similar location in suburban shopping areas, Francesco's deserves the 5-star rating.

Thank capngeo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the strip mall fool you. Classy, intimate restaurant with fantastic food and wine selection. The servers are happy to serve you and appreciate your business. Food selection is excellent. Several options for vegetarians. Highly recommend.

Thank Debbie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6524 Richmond Rd Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-345-0557

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Williamsburg, Virginia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?