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

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    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 but too Noisy

This is the second time we have eaten at Francesca's and the food is excellent. The only issue is the noise near the bar. If you're looking for good food this is the place to go. If you're looking for a quit evening where you can talk and have a good time this is not the place to go. Way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Tim F
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Carmel, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful resturant. I come about 3-5 times a year with my husband, family, and friends. Excellent service everytime. This place has the BEST chicken riggies in Syracuse (and I have had them ALL). The Utica Greens are also on the top of my list.

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Carmel, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have eaten at Francesca's and the food is excellent. The only issue is the noise near the bar. If you're looking for good food this is the place to go. If you're looking for a quit evening where you can talk and have a good time this is not the place to go. Way... More 

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant that serves fresh in-house made pasta and desserts. Great selection of salads too. Good wine list, decor, and ambiance. Service is wonderful - perfect, really. They always know when to be at the table, but are not overbearing and don't bother you when you are eating to just ask if everything is ok. But,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I ate here with my mother. Chicken parm was amazing. Service was great and menu was priced well. Portions were large and atmosphere great I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We've never had a bad meal or bad service at Francesca's. In addition to superb food and service is the atmosphere. The back patio is nothing like anything in Syracuse. It's truly beautiful. This is the place to take your family & friends when in town for a visit!

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

After many great recommendations from friends, we decided to go! We visited as a celebration dinner for our son before he left for school. The restaurant is beautiful and the back patio is just a lovely surprise in downtown Syracuse. We really enjoyed our meal starting with the wonderful focaccia. The antipasto is beautifully arranged and delicious as were our... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love coming here.From the food to the atmosphere I just always enjoy my meals here. I go quite frequently for lunch and for dinner out as well. Food is always on time and delicious!

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The atmosphere here is the attraction. Back patio is beautiful, but indoor seating and the bar are pretty, too. Service was friendly and fast. Food was pretty good. We had shrimp risotto (risotto of the day special), tasty. I ordered mussels over pappardelle, my dining companion ordered veal Francaise. Both tasted wonderful, but the portions were way too big. Which... More 

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Central New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Prior to coming to Francesca's for lunch today, a friend told me how disappointing her visit was last week. She said the service was bad, and the workers were quite rude. I had promised to bring my friend for her birthday though. I figured I would give it a chance and that everyone has a bad day once in a... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was my first visit to Francesca's and I live here. I was so pleasantly amazed at the outdoor dining area, beautiful. Nick our waiter gave us both lots of info about the dishes and was so friendly and welcoming. The Utica Greens were fabulous and per Nick's suggestion we have the left overs Sunday morning with eggs. Yumm. I... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?