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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 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
Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Friends took us to Francesca ' s for dinner. We were delighted with the food and the atmosphere. I enjoyed the special, which was a pork T bone. Wow, was it yummy! Tender and cooked perfectly. My wife followed our friend's lead and had their veal Vesuvio. It was cooked perfectly and tasted like a little slice of Italian Heaven!... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant with a great bar! I just knew I could order the veal and it would be prepared correctly! It was! To die for! A great atmosphere. Good service. Unusual and absolutely delicious appetizers! Try the Seafood Utica Greens! You will be thankful I mentioned those! Unbelievably tasty! Flavors just excite your mouth! Slightly loud indoors, but... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We started with a goat cheese fritter as an appetizer. It was marvellous! My main course was four pan-seared with mushrooms, scallions and diced tomato - all over Paupadelli pasta with Alfredo sauce. It was truly a mouth-watering dish. The pasta was awesome, the scallops tender and melt-in-your-mouth. My wife consumed her lobster ravioli and couldn't say enough about it.... More

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Liverpool, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went here on a Saturday night for dinner and waited 3.5 hours to get a table and just ended up leaving when 10pm hit. These people are beyond ridiculous. The Hostess was so rude and condescending. Never going back again.

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Liverpool, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My party of 7 including my 90 year old Mother arrived at 5:30 for seating outside. It was raining and they had a table inside as an option but we were assured we would be dry under the umbrella. We were not in a hurry, but the service was very slow and many mistakes were made with our orders. We... More

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Camillus, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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