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Francesca's Cucina

545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
315-425-1556
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Ranked #79 of 593 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
Brewerton, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Syracuse, ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was asked by a "friend" to give this restaurant a bad review as her boyfriend runs another restaurant in the area. Shame on her and anyone who does this. ! When I was asked to give this restaurant a bad review without ever eating there I decided to go and try it! So happy I did! Our family finally... More

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hello096
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Positives: Amazing food with large portions. Really good atmosphere. Negatives: Can be a long wait even with reservations.

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Have been going to Francescas since it opened. My favorite Italian restaurant in Syracuse. Good food and great service. Parking is a bit difficult.

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