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Francesco's Ristorante

318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
860-296-3024
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Ranked #53 of 402 restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I know - they've probably been around for decades, but I finally discovered them a few days ago and the food and service was impeccable. Delicious. A perfect lunch. Veal that cut itself. A clams casino that I am sure the clams were proud to be part of. I am definitely returning with a bigger appetite next time. So many... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Every other month I go out to dinner with 3 colleagues for dinner. We always go back to Francesco's. Its in the southern end of Hartford in the area that used to be called "little Italy". We are treated so royally when we go. The service is outstanding. We always start at the bar with our favorite cocktails. We have... More

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CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had dinner at Francesco's on Saturday night October 12th. Had a reservation, for party of 5, at 6:30PM. When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by Arty, the owner; Pepino, our waiter, and also Jimmy, the bar tender. We were taken to our table and provided with our menus and were told about the specials for the evening. A... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We are regulars, traveling 35 miles to enjoy our meals at Francesco's Restaurante. We are always warmly greated. The stuff mushroom a must with every meal and we always receive fantastic tasting dishes. The prices are moderate, and the service is leisurely, so don't be in a hurry, just enjoy the food.

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8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Terrible service and even worse management. I was given a restaurant.com coupon for this place and I was given multiple excuses as to why I couldn't use it, including the lie stating it says I can't use it for lunch on their website all of which is untrue. Called restaurant.com who informed me there were no such restrictions and never... More

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