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Francesco's Pizzeria

279 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1525
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Highlands
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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  • English first
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English first
New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the neighborhood place. BYOB, picnic tables in the covered side porch with outdoor heaters. Soccer on the TV, the owner behind the counter. Soda cans in the fridge - grab what you like. This is low key and economical, unpretentious, and so close to the beach. I end up there out of default, simply because it's so familiar... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Highlands has long been known for the high quality of the local restaurants. Francesco's has carried on this fine tradition. It is especially warming they were able to return after Sandy. The pizza is of very good quality, able to hold its own over the competition. The entrees are good, but typical. This is not a destination, but good for... More 

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New York City, New York
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329 reviews 329 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love Francescos- But we really love their Grandma pie followed by an order of pasta with garlic and oil. So simple- so delicious.

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Highlands, New Jersey
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217 reviews 217 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Before Storm Sandy this was my favorite go-to restaurant for authentic pizza. They closed for months after the storm. They re-opened with a new phone number but I am happy to report the pizza is the same!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Typical owner knows everything doesn't listen tried to tell him run our appropriate zip code well our card declined had to go there y were there he sends the police to our house over $25 food order trying to tell me how things are done here

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Newtown, Pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Great pizza and basic italian food. Love the meatballs. Great staff. Terrific value. One of our favorte places in town.

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Lake Placid, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 via mobile

If your in the mood for great pizza or Italian food this is the place to go. Good prices,food and service

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Firstly, this is "Cheers" Italian style! Truly walk in more than once and either Phil or Jac "remember your name". If you want pizza, great...fabulous, but if you want to "kick it up a notch" eat dinner in this quaint and friendly place. Step in, sit down, order from the chalk board or menu...either way you cannot go wrong!!!! Have... More 

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Navesink, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

Francesco's has been a Highlands tradition for many years. Giorgio, the original owner (at least in the 15 or so years that we have been dining there) sold it a few years ago to someone who had no concept of food or hospitality. It was, simply put, a disaster. Then--a MIRACLE! New owners, Jac and Philip have not only restored... More 

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Additional Information about Francesco's Pizzeria

Address: 279 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1525
Phone Number: 732-872-0080
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 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
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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