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Francesca's Cucina

545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
315-425-1556
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Ranked #84 of 598 restaurants in Syracuse
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Camillus, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I made a reservation for 8, we had one extra. The first hostess said the table would be tight and we said we didnt mind if it was that way. Half hour later another hostess said let me show you the table, see it clearly wont sit 9 and wanted to seat us outdoors where it was raining on and... More

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Camillus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We made reservations for 8 ppl. When we arrived we asked for seating for 9! One hostess indicated it would not be a problem- it would be a little tight but we were ok with that. The other hostess was obviously bothered by our request even though we assured her we were fine with close quarters! Second hostess never checked... More

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New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We can't stop talking about this place! Love the patio outside and the sitting around the fire with after dinner drinks. Such an amazing atmosphere! And the food is so good! We went with a large group and everyone loved their meals. I'm usually picky about ordering meatballs out, and would much rather prefer to make my own, but these... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a gentleman who waited on us at another excellent restaurant (The Lemongrass). When told we were looking for Italian he directed us to Francesca's advising that they have a scratch kitchen (all dishes made from scratch). His advice was spot on! We enjoyed a 1/2 bottle of wine (plus I had an extra... More

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Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We recently dined at Francesca's to celebrate my husband's birthday. From the first phone call to make our reservations, to the last good bye to our waitress, it was an unforgettable experience. When I spoke with Billy, I told him that we were celebrating my husband's birthday and I requested a romantic table for 2. He said that we would... More

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Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We dined at Francesca's Sat. Evening to celebrate friend's milestone wedding anniversary. We had made reservation early in the week and were told ,like the previous reviewer that they couldn't reserve patio seating so were pleased when after a 5 min wait at the full bar ,we were taken to a fantastic table in the rear corner of the patio.... More

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Syracuse
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I made reservations ahead of time and wanted to sit outside but was told they couldn't promise me an outside seat (ok... So what is the point of a reservation?) then, I got there and the host was less than accommodating, made us wait longer than an hour, requiring me to approach them again asking how much longer it would... More

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Brewerton, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Dear friends recommended meet here for dinner. Good wine selection, awesome menu, and beautifully described specials. Moderately filled dining room a bit noisy. We four turned down beautiful choices of apps. I opted for the goldentile fish special-very good, on a bed of specially prepared rice, topped with some crab and hollandaise, asparagus(oscar style). Wife had grilled chicken parmeggian, not... More

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Upstate, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While this is not my favorite restaurant, it is very near the top of my list. Their Italian menu is wonderful and (as a full-blooded Italian) there dishes are authentic. In the summer you can sit at a table in the walled outside garden and you will think you are actually in Tuscany. You pretty much do need a reservation... More

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been going to Francesca's a long time, since it opened. I feel that the food was better years ago than now. It isn't that it is bad, because it isn't, but it just isn't like it was and the prices are higher and portions smaller. The restaurant has always suffered from noise issues on a busy night given the... More

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