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Villa Francesco's

21 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ 08534-1621
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Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Pennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were at Villa Francesca Last night. It was not our first time although we've never been impressed very much with their food. Our friends like it, and so we went. The service is very good, but there meat is of such poor quality that they have to put all kinds of sauces on it to make it edible. We... More 

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Recently, my wife and I met friends for dinner at Villa Francesco's. I've passed the restaurant many times while in the area and never thought much about visiting. Our friends had been there several times and suggested we give it a try. The sweet smell of garlic surrounds you as you enter the small entryway. There's a main dining area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 18 last night. Barbara was a great waiter! Food arrived at the same time! All had a fun time and a delicious meal!!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have stopped into Villa Francesco's about once a month for the past few years for a slice or two of pizza for dinner. I prefer vegetarian pizza, and I have tried a variety of the combinations they sell by the slice in the take-out section of the restaurant. I have found the pizza here to be consistently excellent, among... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was here for a casual business lunch during the week. The food was good but we were squeezed in a back room that was packed and very loud. It was hard to have a conversation and even hear the waitstaff.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Attentive service, BYOB, ice buckets provided. Comfortably casual sit-down dining, simple decor. No fancy plating; it's just good reliable Italian food. Bread plate and olive oil complementary.Table cloths. Tables nicely spaced. Back room a little more private than front room. No kiddies there our night (there are quicker/cheaper options nearby for them). Chairs are comfortable, sturdy, without arms and can... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There have been a couple of restaurants in this location. We eat at the latest one and have always had very good food. They have very interesting specials each night, nice mixture of pasta, fish and meat dishes and the portions are generous. The food has always come out piping hot, something I always look for in a restaurant. The... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went to Franceso's for a lunch with 8 people after a college graduation ceremony. The positive: the venue is really nice, tastefully decorated, and spacious. The negative: a waiter knocked over a champagne glass my husband was drinking from and it spilled all over his table setting and suit. Accidents happen, but no compensation or offer was made considering... More 

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new jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were a group of seven people meeting for an early dinner. Our waiter was very good as was the food and ambiance. We will definitely return!

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was there twice in one week, on Saturday evening for dinner and Thursday afternoon for lunch. The service and food were very good on both occasions. The restaurant is casual and you would feel comfortable with jeans and polo or business casual. The atmosphere is nice, service was on the money and the food was delicious. Price was comparable... More 

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Additional Information about Villa Francesco's

Address: 21 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ 08534-1621
Phone Number: 609-730-0681
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Pennington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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