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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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  • 15
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
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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
Food is okay

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Tamara G
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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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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North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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Bagni Di Lucca, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We frequent this restaurant often! We have never had a bad meal. Carmine (owner) is absolutely wonderful, as is his entire staff! Don't expect Pizza Hut food, his food is made to order, so yes, sometimes it may take 10 extra minutes, but totally worth it! There is not another Italian restaurant in the area that can compare. We had... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Ordered food to go. The food used to be fresh and very flavorful but I have to say the last 5 times I've ordered, I've seriously been asking why I keep giving them another try... They've gotten lazy with their dishes, adding sliced cheese on top of baked ziti when you're expecting their fresh mozzarella. Instead of garlic bread, you... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?