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Francesco's Pizza & Italian

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420-M Jonestown Road, Winston Salem, NC 27105
3367748758
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 15
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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amusing but that's about it!!!

The Good... 1) Iced was great (always a plus to me) 2) Waiter/Service was awesome 3) Very clean in spite of bad sanitation rating The neutral or Bad 1) Note: Cheese fries actually require real cheese not canned bright orange sauce you can get at the local pool. 2) Pizza was okay 3) Decor... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Good... 1) Iced was great (always a plus to me) 2) Waiter/Service was awesome 3) Very clean in spite of bad sanitation rating The neutral or Bad 1) Note: Cheese fries actually require real cheese not canned bright orange sauce you can get at the local pool. 2) Pizza was okay 3) Decor was hideous 4) Cashiers were too... More 

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Thank Serenewellness
Raleigh, NC
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This may have been the worst pizza I've ever had. So bland and tasteless even after adding cheese and red pepper. None of us even finished one whole piece. The bread with the pasta we had was served cold, why not warm it in the pizza oven? The salad was the best part. The place is old, falling apart and... More 

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Thank LiveYourWay
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were told this place was good for Italian food and it was within walking distance of our hotel so we tried it. First of all, the menu was not at all what their online menu showed. We decided it was more of a pizza place so we decided on a pizza. Our drinks came quickly but the rest of... More 

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1 Thank JJP1952
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is okay - good - but not "very good." If I want Italian food in Winston-Salem, I always go to Elizabeth's Italian Restaurant in the strip mall by Hanes Mall Blvd. and Silas Creek Parkway.

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Thank Tamara G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We tried Francesco's , which is now called Carmines, hoping it would improve. The first time was good. The next two were poor to terrible. One time you get 1peice of chicken, the next 2 pieces. The wait staff has no idea what they are doing, & I guess neither does the kitchen. You ask for meat sauce, you get... More 

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Thank dm0nty
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice family atmosphere! My husband and I visit this place 3-4 times a year. The servings are always more than enough. The workers are great, too!

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Thank Valerie P
North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It has been a while since I ate here but the alfredo was memorable, was moving emotional experience. The atmosphere is okay. The portions and deliciousness of the food has made it so that I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to ever, ever go to Olive Garden. I recommend this place to everyone, especially if they say they want to... More 

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Thank kingtravellers
Bagni Di Lucca, Italy
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I'm Italian and I really love Pizza. This place has a really good Pizza and believe me, worth a try! I went there more than once in this week with my friends and we really liked the food!

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Wise, Virginia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I got two deep dish pizzas to go. They were generous with their toppings and it was well made. I had to add crushed red pepper to keep it from being too bland. Some folks may see average and think it is not good. It is good. However to get 5 stars for pizza, you have to be something like... More 

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Thank Shankaracharya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Carmine is awesome guy real good cook food are made fresh everyday price is good so way to go carmine

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420-M Jonestown Road, Winston Salem, NC 27105
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 3367748758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?