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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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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Enjoyable evening with good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Steven P
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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2 reviews
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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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161 reviews 161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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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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