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Francesco's New York PIzzeria & Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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3662 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL 34232
+1 941-929-7600
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Sarasota's best Italian restaurant & Pizzeria. As soon as you walk in the...
Sarasota's best Italian restaurant & Pizzeria. As soon as you walk in the aromas will bring you back to Sunday dinners at Nonna's house. Serving the best food for over 10 years. Voted Best Pizza and Best Speciality Pizza. Serving thin crust hand tossed NY style pizza. Excellent chicken, veal & seafood dishes. Extensive list of Salads and vegetarian options. Famous bruschetta appetizer like no other. Homemade sinful creamy tiramisu. Cozy, casual atmosphere.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza was great

Met with family who had already been in Sarasota on a business trip. They had found this establishment earlier in the week. They were willing to go back a second time in a week. It is small, but cozy, not noisy. Authentic italian.... One of us had the pasta aioli and the other two shared a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
GolfOcalaFlorida
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Ocala Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Met with family who had already been in Sarasota on a business trip. They had found this establishment earlier in the week. They were willing to go back a second time in a week. It is small, but cozy, not noisy. Authentic italian.... One of us had the pasta aioli and the other two shared a multi topping large pizza.... More 

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arverne
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Since I'm from NewYork I had to try this New York pizzeria.The best pizza available in Sarasota.The restaurant is small with a friendly staff, fresh food and big portions. The cannoli that comes as dessert with the early bird special was compatible to a New York cannoli.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'm almost afraid to share my review, since this is such a small place and one of our favorites! Good homemade Italian food, friendly service, reasonable prices and an unassuming atmosphere makes this a delightful place to eat. The only reason I didn't give the top rating was that they do not take reservations. The restaurant is not large, but... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you have ever visited a good New York City neighborhood Italian restaurant, then you will be very happy with Francesco's. The food was well-prepared, the portions are gigantic, and the staff is very friendly, and actually speak Italian among themselves. To add to the atmosphere, there is authentic Italian music playing in the background. Mangia!

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Nokomis, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small, cozy restaurant at Webber and Beneva. When you walk in, you notice the attractive decor, cleanliness, and welcoming staff. The menu is substantial and there is something for everyone. You immediately take in the wonderful smell of delightful, delicious marinara sauce. Someone at the next table ordered a pizza and it was hard not to grab a steaming slice... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Francesca is a no frills restaurant that serves up good pizza and average pasta. They do not take reservations. I had their penne fra diavalo with meatballs & mushrooms. They had run out of rigatoni and substituted the penne which was fine.The pasta was cooked al dente and the meatballs were tasty. Unfortunately they immersed all the ingredients in a... More 

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Oconomowoc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Pizza was outstanding. Amazing sauce! There was a wait, which was worth it. I would recommend carry out if you have littler ones.

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Glenmont, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food here is always tasty. The staff are always pleasant. The prices are more than fair. The early bird specials are always delicious, with no cutback on serving size. With the early bird, comes a small cannoli, you can die for. Though I've never tried their Tuesday pasta night specials, I've heard rave reviews. Francesca's is definitely worth a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I cannot believe this place has so many great reviews. That was the main reason we tried it. Extremely disappointed. Our party of 4 arrived at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. It's a very small place and was 1/2 empty. No other customers arrived for dinner after us (which was quite surprising ) and we basically closed the place when... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I try to eat here each time I visit the area since it's close to where I stay. The food, wine and service are always incredible! Get a reservation of you don't want to wait! Dying to try their pizza; each time I'm there tons of folks come for carryout!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3662 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-929-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Sarasota's best Italian restaurant & Pizzeria. As soon as you walk in the aromas will bring you back to Sunday dinners at Nonna's house. Serving the best food for over 10 years. Voted Best Pizza and Best Speciality Pizza. Serving thin crust hand tossed NY style pizza. Excellent chicken, veal & seafood dishes. Extensive list of Salads and vegetarian options. Famous bruschetta appetizer like no other. Homemade sinful creamy tiramisu. Cozy, casual atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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