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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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Today
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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Syracuse
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW 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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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been a faithful patron of Francesca's since its opening and I have never been disappointed. Any time I have a guest visiting from out of town, this is one of the first places I bring them. The atmosphere and staff are wonderful, not to mention the food! It's a great place for a special occasion or celebration. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Was in town from Philly to see family and had a fantastic meal at Francesca's. Service was top notch and the food was really something special. I had a dry aged steak that was better then Peter Lugars all day long. Will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Favorite Syracuse restaurant. 5 star all the way. We frequent this restaurant a few times a month and always enjoy our experience. It does get busy but that only is attributed to the quality of food and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Rumor has it that they handled 500 reservations in one night! We were a party of 7 celebrating graduation. Our table was in the bar area straight in the path of food trays carried back and forth over our heads. Plus the people that were waiting for their tables were standing behind us. The noise level was so high no... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just went out to dinner here Saturday night... Was my first time there and I will certainly be back next time I am in the Syracuse area! Surf and Turf was really good and the staff/management went above and beyond! I would highly recommend this place!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The owner of this establishment is very rude, the service is poor, and the food is over priced. There are much better options to try out in Syracuse. Even in little Italy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The service in this place is SUB-par at best. We booked a reservation for twelve people a month before. Two people from the party arrived on time (730) as several others were running a couple minutes late because they were coming in from out of town (it was graduation weekend), but were rudely not even acknowledged by the host. We... More 

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FrancescasCucinaRest, Manager at Francesca's Cucina, responded to this review

My apologies in regards to your dissatisfaction with your visit. Allow me to respond to your remarks and accusations. You indeed did have a reservation booked for (12) at 7:30pm. While checking in the assistant did check you in for your reservation and when told only (2) of (12) were present the assistant explained that to the manager and as... More 

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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?