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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Food

I have been here several times and the place is consistantly great. A very nice menu and good selection of wines. Prices are very reasonable and the service is very good. If you want something and it snot on the menu ask and I bet they would make it. If the weather is good be sure to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Walter11_22
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Avon, CT
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to eat here for Restaurant Week. The reservation was for 7 on a Friday night. There were a number of tables seated and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I had Salad, Lobster Ravioli and Ricotta Cake, as well as a glass of House Cabernet. It was all quite delicious and the wait staff was very... More 

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Thank Heidi S
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting during Taste of Hartford! Our Lobster Ravioli is a favorite here at Francesco's—glad you enjoyed it! Be sure to visit again, we promise to continue to knock your socks off every time! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was excellent from the fresh baked bread to the very tender veal parm. We split calamari as an appetizer. Took home Hal our meals for tonight. Very good service!

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Thank JimB8956
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we're glad you enjoyed your food with us, and as leftovers! Join us Monday - Wednesday for 25% off bottles of wine! More 

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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a wonderful fresh meal and the service was superb. We had the anti pasta and I ordered the swordfish piccata special. Everything is very fresh and delicious.

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Thank Allilluu
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We use only fresh ingredients and pride ourselves on making our customer's mouths water – come back soon! More 

Avon, CT
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I have been here several times and the place is consistantly great. A very nice menu and good selection of wines. Prices are very reasonable and the service is very good. If you want something and it snot on the menu ask and I bet they would make it. If the weather is good be sure to sit outside.

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Thank Walter11_22
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Don't forget we have 25% off bottles of wine Monday-Wednesday! More 

Agawam, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Brian_901
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Brian – we're happy to hear that you appreciate the service, we strive to make each customer happy! Don't hesitate to ask your server about changing up your meal – a different sauce or pasta is an easy switch that can make your meal all the more delicious! More 

Avon, CT
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Thank Walter11_22
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

We appreciate your patronage! Be sure to come in again in the spring, we'll have the patio open & drinks pouring! More 

Locust Grove, Virginia
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Thank Randyclements
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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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank rrivera901
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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Steven P
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

We strive to make each customer happy & full, glad we could do both for you! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

CT
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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1 Thank Fanman
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for being a great customer! The Chicken Piccata is a classic and pairing it with cappelini was an excellent choice. Come in again soon! 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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