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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere, food and carrying staff.

We've eaten here several times over the years, so when I wanted to surprise my finance with an intimate wedding, I worked with the GM, Billy and he and the great staff made it happen. It was just us, flowers, a musician and photographer. Fiber followed and it was delicious and flavorful as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
David S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We've eaten here several times over the years, so when I wanted to surprise my finance with an intimate wedding, I worked with the GM, Billy and he and the great staff made it happen. It was just us, flowers, a musician and photographer. Fiber followed and it was delicious and flavorful as always. If you're from out of town,... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is warm and comforting. Food is one of the best in town we had a party of 6 and all tried a taste of each others and from steak to pasta it was awesome. My brother got the sea bass and I can say the portion was 3x what you would get elsewhere.

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent Italian food place. Pergola in the outside area is a great place in the summer to eat. Bars area is active and a lot of fun. Make reservations It can get busy.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came with my wife from Charleston, SC to Syracuse for thanksgiving week. Her dad recommended to come here for dinner... WOW!! Crystal was our server - unbelievable! She was so sweet and attentive!! Food was DELICIOUS!! I had the Ribeye steak, and my wife had a chicken and pasta dish. Very good prices as well. I can't wait to come... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Francesca's Cucina on the Syracuse north side is one of the "hottest tickets" in town... and unfortunately, they know it. The food is good, (not great, just good), but the host / hostesses, bartenders and wait staff are not very nice. They're just plain snooty. You can do better going someplace else. Try Asti right down the street... the food... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The restaurant is intimate. The food is excellent. The Utica Greens were wedge salad were really good. I had the veal parm for dinner and was surprised how good it was. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive. I will definitely eat there again.

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

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to see that you had such a nice time dining with us and look forward to seeing you again!! More 

Manlius
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building (& surroundings) is rather unassuming, however, it belies the atmosphere, service and incredible food! A fully stocked bar if you're waiting for your reservation, arrived early to enjoy some libations or even to stop at when your dinner's done. The menu is *huge* & the specials are typically special! The food is incredible and servings are far from... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I have a gluten allergy and felt like I didn't have a lot of choice from the menu, and I did not get a lot of assistance from the waiter. Everyone else in my party loved the food and the restaurants atmosphere. There was a long wait even with our reservations.

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

All summer this is the place to be for fine dining with a beautiful outdoor area that is filled with flowers and feels like someplace in Europe. There is an area for drinks outside while waiting for a table or to sit on the couches near the fire pit for after dinner drinks. Good food and advice too. Their indoor... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went there with two buddies of mine on my trip back to Syracuse. We ended up getting some of the Greens and the risotto w/ scallop. Was just amazing. The greens had a decent kick to them even though i prefer more heat. Then we went for the surf and turf. Steak was great and lobster was wonderfully cooked.... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?