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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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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36 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
Somerville, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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7 reviews 7 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
3 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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59 reviews 59 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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Pennington, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The portions are great, the food is well prepared and the soups are fantastic. The tilapia is marvelous. This is a place not to be missed. Fernando and Barbara are perfect hosts.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We ate there on two consecutive Saturday evenings. The first time we were extremely impressed by the quality of the food and the prices - but the meal came after a long day trudging through the snow in Philadelphia,, a play running late and missing the planned train so by the time we arrived we were exhausted and hungry, so... More

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Pennington, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is a great local place to visit whether during the week or weekends for a couples visit. Salad or soup is included with the entree

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Lewes, Delaware
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Visited this very nice Italian Cafe/Restaurant for lunch on Christmas Eve with a party of four. The menu is very complete and has all of the favorite Italian dishes, as well as pizza. Atmosphere in the dining area is very nice. I ordered pizza because although I grew up in N.J., I now live in Delaware and Delaware pizza is... More

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