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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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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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  • 9
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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
Try this for lunch with friends or business associates

Great lunch menu. Huge portions and a good price. Service was good and the atmosphere is pretty and comfortable. A good place to go with friends or for a business lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place serves, by far, the best traditional Neapolitan pizza in Orlando. While you will need reservations the atmosphere, the service, the wine selection and the menu beat other Italian restaurants in Orlando that cost far more. My previous favorite pizza in Orlando (Napoli at Epcot Italy) just got moved to a far distant second place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem! Prices are reasonable and portions are huge. The atmosphere is pleasant, as well. My husband and I split an appetizer and salad, then had our own entrees. The house salad was big enough for both of us to have a large bowl each and the homemade balsamic dressing was very tasty! Our eggplant appetizer... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Each and every time I eat at Francescos, I leave feeling like: "Wow,that was incredible!" Great food, extensive wine list, and incredible service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We've been going to Francesco's regularly since it opened and love it. The food is authentic Italian and we like it much better than some higher-priced establishments in the Orlando/Winter Park area. For the price it really is incredible. Our favorites include the romano flatbread and the gnocchi. It's especially fun to sit at the bar and watch the chef... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great lunch menu. Huge portions and a good price. Service was good and the atmosphere is pretty and comfortable. A good place to go with friends or for a business lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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