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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

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7205 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-5634
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9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it...
If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it won't sit on yours... The history of Francesco's is a tale of two unique stories that eventually became one. Founded by Jimmy Greco on Beth Page, Long Island in 1958, the deli has served its guests with authentic Italian food for nearly 60 years. In 1978, Greco moved to Fort Myers Beach and renamed the deli Greco's Mousetrap Italian Delicatessen. Over the next two decades Greco's established itself as the preeminent Italian deli on Fort Myers Beach. Enter Francesco Razzano, Sr. In 1998, Razzano was looking for a new opportunity. Having recently sold his bar restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Francesco was tired of the cold winters and pondered a move south. When he learned of an Italian deli for sale in Fort Myers Beach, Razzano jumped at the chance to fulfill a life long dream. Born in Cervino, (Caserta) Italy, Francesco immigrated with his family to Ellwood City, PA in 1955. While he never forgot his heritage, Razzano embraced the opportunities his adopted country afforded him. Following service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, Francesco settled in Midland, PA where he owned and operated Frankie's Tavern for nearly twenty years. Even though Frankie's wasn't an Italian restaurant, Razzano never forgot his roots. It certainly wasn't unusual to find Francesco in the kitchen making an impromptu homemade pizza or filleting smelts for his patrons. Since acquiring the deli in 1998, it has been Francesco's goal is to provide his guests with the finest Italian cuisine using the same recipes he was raised with.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy pizza

A group of us chose Francesco's for pizza. We ordered a variety of pizzas and they were very good and hot. I had the pepperoni pizza, which I loved. We also got a large salad to share, which was good. This place is quite small inside but there is also outdoor seating. They also sell a small amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frankkaye
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Avon, Ohio
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The spaghetti and meatballs was the best I've ever had . On a return visit I had a Cappicola sandwich . Excellent

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Thank George O
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Avon, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us chose Francesco's for pizza. We ordered a variety of pizzas and they were very good and hot. I had the pepperoni pizza, which I loved. We also got a large salad to share, which was good. This place is quite small inside but there is also outdoor seating. They also sell a small amount of Italian... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frankkaye
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Champaign, Illinois
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza was pretty good. the actual inside of the restaurant is small and they have a few tables outside on the sidewalk area. It took a while and they seem to have a good thing going but not sure about how professional they are at it. Lots of people were picking pizza and such up.

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Thank Penny B
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! During the in-season, we always encourage our customers to call ahead for pizza to ensure as little of a wait as possible. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Michigan
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little spot. They have a nice assortment of desserts, lunchmeat, pastas, etc! There's a wide variety of pizza, calzones, and sandwiches. You really can't go wrong with anything you order. From lasagna-pepperoni pizza. If you choose to have your order delivered, plan on waiting for awhile.

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Thank J W
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and look forward to to serving you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered 4 dinners of spaghetti and meatballs to go. We picked them up and the place smelled wonderful. It has a deli case too. We will go back there to get subs to take to the beach

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to to seeing you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Fishers, Indiana
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420 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is small and limited seating so ordered take out. Food was still hot when we got it bak to the cottage. The lasagna and pizza were excellent. some of the best Italian food I have had. Appears to be a family owned Italian eatery and we like to frequent these types of establishments. Definitely will return.

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1 Thank SmokiesJunkie
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We certainly appreciate honest feedback from avid TripAdvisor members. We look forward to to seeing you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Hastings, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Italian food/cuisine for over 55 years. The pizza & lasagna (on 2 different visits) were without a doubt the best we have ever had. 10 more days in Fort Myers Beach - we'll be back!

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Thank Richard C
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Stromboli. We usually get pepperoni, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and cheese, but you can get pretty much what you want. They are incredibly busy, so there is always a wait, even if you order ahead of time. There are a couple of picnic tables inside and outside the restaurant, but most people order takeout. Excellent Italian.

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Thank MJMadisonwi
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to to seeing you and your family soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Dameron, Maryland
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356 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the worst pizza's I've ever tasted - UGH!! We ordered several different types of pizza from Francesco's and none in my family thought it was even average. All thought it was either poor or terrible! The crust was like a soggy cracker, sauce was thin - at best, toppings were few and far in-between. We ended up throwing... More 

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Thank Mako13Man
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

As a small, family-owned establishment, we are always interested in our customers’ opinions and, when possible, will address any concerns. First, both our dough and sauce are made fresh daily, using the same, authentic, Italian-style recipes for nearly 40 years. While we are sorry you did not enjoy the pizza, we wish you had addressed your concerns with Francesco so... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Several places to choose from to have a slice of pizza. Nothing special about this slice. Average tasting. Small and crowded inside. Cannot accommodate a handful of people. Service was extremely slow for getting a slice to go and a salad. Would not go back. The Italian pasta salad was quite good however.

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Thank Melissa H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7205 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5634

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it won't sit on yours... The history of Francesco's is a tale of two unique stories that eventually became one. Founded by Jimmy Greco on Beth Page, Long Island in 1958, the deli has served its guests with authentic Italian food for nearly 60 years. In 1978, Greco moved to Fort Myers Beach and renamed the deli Greco's Mousetrap Italian Delicatessen. Over the next two decades Greco's established itself as the preeminent Italian deli on Fort Myers Beach. Enter Francesco Razzano, Sr. In 1998, Razzano was looking for a new opportunity. Having recently sold his bar restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Francesco was tired of the cold winters and pondered a move south. When he learned of an Italian deli for sale in Fort Myers Beach, Razzano jumped at the chance to fulfill a life long dream. Born in Cervino, (Caserta) Italy, Francesco immigrated with his family to Ellwood City, PA in 1955. While he never forgot his heritage, Razzano embraced the opportunities his adopted country afforded him. Following service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, Francesco settled in Midland, PA where he owned and operated Frankie's Tavern for nearly twenty years. Even though Frankie's wasn't an Italian restaurant, Razzano never forgot his roots. It certainly wasn't unusual to find Francesco in the kitchen making an impromptu homemade pizza or filleting smelts for his patrons. Since acquiring the deli in 1998, it has been Francesco's goal is to provide his guests with the finest Italian cuisine using the same recipes he was raised with.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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