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“Great Italian” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Maitland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Orlando Fl
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I've been here several times. It's a little expensive but a cozy restaurant with good food and wine. Lunch has a special menu that is fairly reasonable. A variety of pastas that are great. The mussels appetizer is well done. The gnocchi is quite good.. A variety of pizzas you can order to go. The vegetarian pizza with eggplant is extremely good, You should plan on reservations for the weekend nights and call early as it fills up fast. The outdoor seating is a view of Walgreens and a parking lot so you're better off indoors.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Mary, Florida
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3 reviews
“Authentic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Authentic food and surroundings plus they take reservations! This new little restaurant will keep you coming back…and that’s without even ordering off the dessert menu. These people are serious about their food…it can rival any Italian restaurant, even ones in Italy. The lasagna raises the bar to a whole new level. You will be tempted to lick the plate clean. Oh, and don’t skip the bread! There is both indoor and outdoor dining. I prefer the indoor because it has such a fun…and lovely dining room.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kay W
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Maitland, Florida
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Nice, a little expensive, very friendly most of the time. Good atmosphere, nice wine. You can sit at tables outside overlooking Walgreens or inside looking at Lake Lilly Park.

Visited March 2013
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Windermere,Florida
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Talented Chef,great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Although Francesco's has been open a year ,it is a new discovery for me. The food is wonderful and the menu diverse.We sat at the food bar at both recent visits. This gives us entertainment as well as great food. The chef is from Palermo,Sicily. His pizza, chicken dishes and 3 pasta plate were all excellent and all servings are large ( leftovers!).The wine pours are generous and the desserts worth the calories ( home made gelato, profiteroles and an Italian cheesecake,so far). The staff is very well trained, friendly and helpful with menu details. These people work very hard to give you a good experience and they work well together. Reservations recommended ,especially on week-ends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Really good Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Have been to Francesco's several times for dinner with great results but hadn't tried the pizza yet but we wanted to give it a try. Ordered the spicy pepperoni and it was outstanding. A really nice thin crust baked just right with a generous amount of cheese and topping. Also ordered a roasted eggplant panini which was wonderful. This is a great restaurant with made to order entrees and excellent service. If you're in the Maitland area make a reservation a give it a try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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