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Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

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400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 104, Maitland, FL
407-960-5533
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: In the authentic Italian tradition, we select our simple, whole...
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Family Friendly

This small Italian restaurant offers outdoor seating, too. It is a small, independently owned restaurant with a wood burning fireplace for making their excellent pizzas. All the food here is good, the prices are reasonable, too. It is family friendly -- especially early in the evening. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Shragae
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Maitland, Florida
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Maitland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This small Italian restaurant offers outdoor seating, too. It is a small, independently owned restaurant with a wood burning fireplace for making their excellent pizzas. All the food here is good, the prices are reasonable, too. It is family friendly -- especially early in the evening. If you are alone you can sit at the counter and not feel awkward.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The owners, staff, service and food are all incredible! A true family restaurant in the Sicilian. The owner/chef is in the open kitchen while his parents are making the bread and desserts in the back. The food is fresh and delicious, brought to you by a friendly wait staff in a great environment.

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Rome, Italy
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are traveling in Florida, and go to Orlando looking for a good Italian restaurant where to find the true flavors of Italy, well you have found it! Is right among many false tricolor dishes offered by operators who have not just to do about the real Italian tradition and culture. Indeed Francesco Aiello of Palermo together with Franco... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Francescos was disappointing again. The restaurant is lovely and the staff is pleasant and well trained. The food is the problem. I think it depends on what you get. We enjoyed their calamari, although the sauce was tasteless. The large salad (Insalata di Carciofi - grilled artichoke, fresh pear, tomato, onion, shaved parmigiano, spring mix lettuces) was okay, but there... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Francesco's Ristorante is very close to the best Italian food we have eaten in a restaurant--if not the best. Great ambience, courteous staff, chef's bar, owner operated, with private party area and alfresco dining. Wine and beer are available. Now, the most important fact is the simple, fresh, great-tasting pasta, pizza, seafood, fish and risotto dishes available every day. There... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great food! Great service! Nino was amazing!! Try the salmon and the stuffed pork chop. Oh my goodness! So good! I will come back the next time I'm in the area!

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Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Have been coming to Orlando for years on business and just found this restaurant recently with a group of friends. Had a delicious dinner with amazing pasta that tasted like it was homemade but apparently isn't. Regardless, it was so fresh and I couldn't stop eating even though I was full. Loved the atmosphere too and the service was good... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is beautiful. The staff is authentic & welcoming. They have gluten free options, too. My favorite is the gluten free carne pizza. I get it for takeout sometimes and it's ready in under 20 minutes.

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Orlando, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great food and attentive service make a nice combination. The Mussels appetizer was outstanding and the lasagna, veal parmesan, pasta and clams, and, of course, the Pizza Italiana made for a memorable dining experience. We made a second visit there before we could post a review of our first visit, this time to hear the opera singers who are featured... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food and atmosphere is very good if not a little too pretentious. We are boycotting because we ordered take out and waited the prescribed 30 minutes. When we arrived to pick up the pizza we ordered we had to cool our heels while we watched eat in diners get their orders even many that came in after us. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 104, Maitland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Maitland
  • Phone Number: 407-960-5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?