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Francesca's Cucina

545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
315-425-1556
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Ranked #87 of 595 restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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
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 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Syracuse, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

service was slow and food not what it once was. dinner was served late, more expensive than in the past. bartenders seemed like we were putting them out. they could smile once in a while

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spectacular lunch specials!!! Sat at the bar - very relaxed atmosphere - hostess & bartender were very accommodating. Would highly recommend lunch or dinner @ Francesca's

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Clay, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a party of 10 and made a reservation. It was my first visit to this restaurant and I was surprised, it was a beautiful little restaurant with the bar separated from the small dining room and a garden room that over looked a patio area that was beautifully done. It was not very busy when we arrived and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

over booked the schedule delayed an hour or more MD was unpleasant portions small but tasty i will admit..stingy with the bread really???

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