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Francescos Ristorante and Pizzeria

400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 104, Maitland, FL
407-960-5533
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Ranked #7 of 49 Restaurants in Maitland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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English first
Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was the second time we visited this restaurant. Our friend WENT there weekly but our last visit left a lot to be desired, and while I gave rave reviews before I have changed my opinion, We had an 8PM reservation for a booth for 4 and fi nally decided to take a table after 30 minutes of waiting. The... More

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Maitland, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Maybe this isn't fair, but it is a true observation, so I think it counts. We went by there tonight on the chance that we could get a table without a wait. THAT wasn't going to happen, so I was about to leave when I noticed an encounter of a patron with the hostess. He had made a reservation for... More

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Maitland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not only is the food good but the service is outstanding. They cater to specific food allergies which is a must for me,

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Open kitchens scare me. I mean, what if the chef flips his crepe a little too enthusiastically?? But Francesco's made me feel all safe and cuddly... free from the fear of flying Italian flatbreads. And speaking of flatbread, we had the Panino Francesco. Named after the owner/chef of this great little cafe, it's wrapped with their handmade crust and was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I went at about 8:15pm on a Friday with a reservation. We sat on the back patio, which had a very nice atmosphere & the weather was pretty nice (of course you can't always eat outside in hot, muggy florida). The Sommelier spoke to us extensively about the wine menu, which was a very nice touch that... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Make a reservation. They accept walk ins but you definitely want to eat here. The food is fresh, and while the chef is known for his excellent fish, you cannot go wrong with any appetizer or entre. The chef trained in Palermo where his parents had a bakery. The parents bake the pastries and whip up the gelato. It is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I went to Francesco's for a celebratory meal--service was terrible, food not bad. The server only paid attention to us when there was a possibility that the server could sell us some drinks; otherwise, the server was AWOL--watching football and otherwise not checking on us. The food took forever to come out---45 minutes for our entrees to... More

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went on a Friday night at 6pm. Did not know you needed reservations but they did give us a table out on the covered patio. It was raining that night and the plastic was down and it was like a greenhouse out there. Very hot, muggy and wet. The seats closest to the outside were soaking wet. The waitress arrived... More

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Took a client to lunch based on a word of mouth recommendation. Wonderful atmosphere, Fresh food, super attentive staff. Delicious bread served with meal. I tried the eggplant rollatini based on our server's recommendation and it was excellent! Returning with my wife next week, can't wait!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love seeing fresh herbs sprinkled on my food. the food always feel homemade and not drowned in garlic like some other italian restaurant close by. The server that have been there for awhile are wonderful! They are very friendly to GLUTEN FREE!! Thank you so much for that!! We are thankful for this very beautiful local restaurant!!! What a... 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

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