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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

We've thoroughly enjoyed the food here - the chicken Parmesan is undoubtedly the best I've ever had, and the desserts are scrumptious. Have been here many times for lunch and dinner. My only reason for not rating a 5 is due to the inconsistency with service, sometimes they are fantastic and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
jenniferf195
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Maitland
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Maitland
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We've thoroughly enjoyed the food here - the chicken Parmesan is undoubtedly the best I've ever had, and the desserts are scrumptious. Have been here many times for lunch and dinner. My only reason for not rating a 5 is due to the inconsistency with service, sometimes they are fantastic and other visits the wait is long and/or a few... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Family Italian at its best. Lunch yesterday was my first time at this gem of a restaurant. I may have been the only non-regular but I was greeted like family. And it is a family and a "family" running it because the staff makes you feel like you are in mama's kitchen. The place is very nicely decorated. The food... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

From Chef Francesco to all of the staff, notables include Jenn and Karim...but every single one of them provide outstanding service! The food, always excellent...and very plentiful...is matched by a great wine list! Listen to the waitstaff...they'll guide you well!

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went the first time and had excellent food and decent experience, The next two times we were basically ignored as the help seemed to be occupied with friends of the owners, and the orders after they were finally taken after about 20 minutes were wrong and had to be redone. Will never go back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time was a normal outcome, it wasn't overwhelming amazing but at the same time it wasn't the worst. My family and I decided to go back again. It was my sister (at the time was pregnant) my parents, brother in law, my partner and I. Most of us ordered Spaghetti Alfredo... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have continue to enjoys this place over and over. To expose locals as well as travelers is the same, thank you always follow. We like that they are busy but always go out of there way to say hello. The atmosphere is surprising with a open kitchen and comfortable tables as well as a few booths. There is bar... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are regulars to this wonderful Maitland restaurant. We find the atmosphere charming and the service impeccable. We have never had a bad experience here. From pizza to pasta and traditional Italian dishes the food is memorably delicious. It is a must visit in Maitland.

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Maitland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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Additional Information about Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

Address: 400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 104, Maitland, FL
Phone Number: 407-960-5533
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Maitland
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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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