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Francesca's Cucina

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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Food, Wonderful Evening

We returned to Francesca's with another couple who had never been. Our server was wonderful from the start. One of the most knowledgable and personable servers we have had anywhere in many years. Bravo!! Started with the Utica Greens which are just out of this world. Dinner was just as good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
OrangeYellowJacket
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Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We returned to Francesca's with another couple who had never been. Our server was wonderful from the start. One of the most knowledgable and personable servers we have had anywhere in many years. Bravo!! Started with the Utica Greens which are just out of this world. Dinner was just as good. Deserts were scrumptious and wayyyyyy to big. (If that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Francesca's offers authentic Italian fine dining in the heart of Syracuse! The restaurant has a great wine menu, excellent service, with a casual bar area for relaxing before and after the meal. The neighborhood is just OK but don't let that fool you. Francesca's is worth a visit!

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Horseheads, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Seriously, the food is so good it will leave you stunned! I wanted to make out with the crumbs on the floor the food is so good! I am one of those people that answer the question - where is the best steak in town - with the response "at my house" because I am a steak snob. No longer...the... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Every visit to Francesca's means a delicious Italian meal, with great attentive service also. The chicken franciasse is the best!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

the whole experience is very good the food is excellent a guilty pleasure. even though I live here I felt like I was away and spoiling myself

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Francesca's provides some of the best food and drink CNY has to offer. The menu is updated regularly and provides excellent options on Italian cuisine.

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Syracuse, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A perfect dining experience on a busy Saturday evening. The service was spot on. The wine was delicious . The greens were perfect as always. The pasta dish I had with gemelli, grilled chicken and Utica greens may be the best dish I have ever had. I can't wait to return!!!

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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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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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?