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Francesca's Cucina

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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service...Deafeningly loud ambience

Six of us had dinner at 8:00 on Friday night. The restaurant was packed, but our table was ready and we were seated immediately. John, our server for the evening was outstanding in every respect. He knew the menu completely, he had the specials printed out for us to see (Why doesn't every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
apoltens
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Syracuse
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped in during week..had a chicken dish and my husband veal dish..the food is awesome from the taste to the portions to the temperture of the food. Everything was fresh. The only con is that the restaurant is so small so it gets quite loud in there.

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Fayetteville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I work down the street from Francesca's and eat there at least once or twice a week for lunch and dinner (so I am kind of a regular). The Food there is Fantastic! I love the multitude of specials that they have everyday, in fact many of which i beg them to put on the regular menu. The atmosphere is... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was completely in awe as to how good the food was here. I had Chicken Vendetti and is was a meal to remember. How did a restaurant this good show up in a relatively seedy area? Who cares, just go! Very nice outdoor patio. Excellent service. Absolutely terrific appetizers (Utica Style Greens, Stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers and Goat Cheese... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Business trip to Syracuse. Looking for Italian. Was told that this place had the best in the area. Living in Philadelphia my expectations were very high. Beautiful outdoor seating. Food was great, service was great and the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend this place. Billy (The Manager I think), was very accommodating as I did not have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a special dinner at Francesca's for my birthday. From the time we arrived everything was perfect! Great food, wine, service and ambiance. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion!

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East Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

So we are recruiting an academic full professor to the Department, and were hoping for a classy fine dining experience. We had a 6:30 reservation. 2 of the faculty were early , and the guest and I were 10 minutes late. Not only did he refuse to seat the first 2, he told me when we arrived that because we... More 

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syracuse, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were here in a section of Syracuse called "Little Italy" on the north side with family to celebrate a birthday. The weather was sunny and mild, so we opted for the patio in back, especially with 12 people. The waitress was very good taking our orders for drinks and appetizers. Try the calamari for an appetizer, it was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Six of us had dinner at 8:00 on Friday night. The restaurant was packed, but our table was ready and we were seated immediately. John, our server for the evening was outstanding in every respect. He knew the menu completely, he had the specials printed out for us to see (Why doesn't every restaurant do that?), and he had our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Awesome spot, great food, top shelf service and good wine. It's a must. We had a number of wonderful meetings here. Dan Glover

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Best food, atmosphere and service in the area. Every time I have been here I have had nothing but a great time. Food is great and the service is always wonderful. Great prices for amazing food and drinks. The servers are friendly and the management is always checking to make sure things are ok. The outside area in the summer... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's Cucina

Address: 545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
Phone Number: +1 315-425-1556
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $9 to $25
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-425-1556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?