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Francesco's Ristorante

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318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
+1 860-296-3024
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistant and Good

I have eaten here 4 or 5 times and never been disappointed. Excellent Italian food and very good service. Nice ambiance inside and an out door patio which is a very nice spot to eat. Very nice dining experiences.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Avon, CT
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've frequented Francesco's numerous times over the years, but on my last couple of visits selection and food quality no longer justify ever rising pricing in the industry. Surf & turf items are now all but non-existent, a fish special on my last visit was not at all special, and the wine selections by the glass are "same old same... More 

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Avon, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten here 4 or 5 times and never been disappointed. Excellent Italian food and very good service. Nice ambiance inside and an out door patio which is a very nice spot to eat. Very nice dining experiences.

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Shelby, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you have ever been to a New York City Itilian restaurant you know what to expect. Excellent service, good wine service, very friendly servers, large portions (share the entre) you must get the Caprice Salad for starters. Not cheap (with wine ~$40 per person) but worth it once in a while.

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Tara R, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

There is truly no better compliment than comparing us to the big city Italian restaurants! We appreciate your review, and hope you join us again soon. Our bottles of wine are 25% off on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, perfect excuse to join us for dinner on the patio with your favorite wines! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Love love this Italian Resturant. Visit all the time for many years. Great place for a date romantic night or business meeting. Staff and owner are awesome. Very clean very professional. If you are not dressed appropriate you will be declined service. And I am glad they have rules. Resturant is for the mature professional crowd. A bit pricey but... More 

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Tara R, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

We’re honored you have chosen us to dine with throughout the years. We enjoy serving only the best homemade Italian dishes to our customers, enough for you to take some home as well! Our patio is open and we're pouring 25% off bottles of wine every Tuesday and Wednesday night, be sure to visit us soon! More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent food. I was allowed to customize my meal with no up charges. Service was impeccable. All in all a very enjoyable evening with friends.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Returned to Francesco's after about a 2 month absence, and it was great to get back. We were warmly greeted at the door by the owner and we were promptly seated. Our waiter, Iggly, was at the table promptly and took our drink order. He returned with our drinks, told us the nights specials, and head bread brought to the... More 

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Loved this restaurant and visited regularly. Loved the food and Pepino was a special waiter. I hear he is no longer at the restaurant. Anyone know what happened?

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Newington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I just loved the décor of this restaurant. A touch of New York and very charming. We entered into the lounge area and since we were early and had another engagement after dinner decided to dine at the bar. The bartender was very attentive but when it got busy, and this restaurant does get busy on a Friday we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I am amazed at this place and how it maintain consistency through out the years. Excellent service - excellent food - great ambience. We come here regularly and alway are amazed. Mario are attendant exceeded our expectations. Thank you

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Burlington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had a Christmas lunch party for 25 during the week. We had the entire right side of the establishment with our own bar and bartender, drinks were very nice and bartender was friendly and efficient. There was a small "patio" landing we could stand on and a few folks smoked cigars there. Hors d'oeuvres were very nice calamari-light and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-3024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?