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Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 104, Maitland, FL
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Ranked #9 of 49 restaurants in Maitland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: In the authentic Italian tradition, we select our simple, whole ingredients and combine them by hand with heart, using the time-honored method of open flame cooking. We utilize the intense heat of our wood burning ovens to lend unique flavor to our food. From our hand-made mozzarella to our artisanal pizzas, pastas and salads, we have a passion for quality and pride in our product that we know you'll appreciate. We only use sustainable, fresh, local ingredients.
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54 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Recently moved to Maitland, and found this gem. The first week here we ate in or took out 5 of our first 7 days. They make you feel like family. We tried 4 different entrees and their pizza. All fantastic. Service is the best. John. N

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Francescos indoor dining is beautifully decorated. The open kitchen lets you experience the energy of an Italian kitchen, but it doesn't effect the romantic feel of the restaurant. Although it is right on 17-92, once you step inside or dine on the outdoor patio, you'll feel as if you're in another world. Food was fantastic!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been frequenting Francesco's restaurant when in town since it was founded by its namesake in 2012. I have taken many coworkers, key customers, broker partners and friends and have NEVER been disappointed. Wine list is solid and nightly specials have always been worth a try. I love the wedge salad and the eggplant Parmesan - best I have... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This restaurant was so good we ate here three times in one week. The pizza is excellent. The entrees were very good and prepared to order in an open kitchen.

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Windermere, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went here on Fathers day and had a great meal. The sauce was a little sweet for me because of the fresh basil but the flavors just worked. I had the Chicken Parmesan and I ate the whole thing. The price for 3 of us with an appetizer and 2 drinks was around $65.

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Winter Park, FL
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

When they forget your entree order altogether, expect your waiter to come to the table, make a joke about it in front of the other three people in your party who already have their entrees, then tell you that they're not going to charge you for the dinner you haven't received. Be prepared to be very, very grateful for that... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I were here twice when they first opened (2012?). We got to the restaurant around 7:00. As we walked to the entrance, I was surprised/glad to see that the restaurant was busy and full. Unfortunately for us, I didn't do my research to find out if they took reservations, (I found out they do, and are on... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful neighborhood place. Great to dine or take out. Lovely atmosphere with some tv's for sports fans. Homemade food made with fresh quality ingredients. Our new italian favorite in the area. Only negative is the policy of waiting for the entire party before anyone may be seared. As the table sat empty and we waited for the missing two out... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Delicious Italian with a great atmosphere. Love the eggplant rollatine, the pizzas and the bread. Good wine list as well. This has become our go-to Italian restaurant in the neighborhood!

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Kissimmee FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were brought here by some friends and it has become our new favorite restaurant. The restaurant itself is very cozy and the atmosphere is elegant yet casual. We haven't had a bad meal here. From the excellent calamari to their Capresse salad with fresh mozzarella. The pastas are excusite and made fresh and the portions are enormous. We've had... More

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