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Francesco's Ristorante Italiano

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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6524 Richmond Road, Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188
+1 757-345-0557
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: NOW OFFERING DELIVERY SERVICE!
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 430
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It does not get better than this.

I first visited Francesco's with a friend back in November of 2014: we had been returning from a long Saturday in Richmond and decided to stop in Williamsburg for dinner. I grabbed my phone and found this place by a stroke of luck (we were specifically in the mood for Italian that night) -- we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
James C
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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588 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I first visited Francesco's with a friend back in November of 2014: we had been returning from a long Saturday in Richmond and decided to stop in Williamsburg for dinner. I grabbed my phone and found this place by a stroke of luck (we were specifically in the mood for Italian that night) -- we were not disappointed. It was,... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After a long drive we arrived in Williamsburg on a damp, chilly evening. Then we went to Francesco's for dinner. The atmosphere was warm, cozy and intimate. Our server, Kathy, was friendly and efficient and the entire staff made us feel special. The food was quite possibly the best Italian cuisine we've had anywhere. I can't recommend this restaurant highly... More 

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Williamsburg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Let me start by saying this is by far the best Italian restaurant in Williamsburg and likely on the entire Virginia Peninsula. I've been there 5 times. It was my wife's birthday and being of Italian descent, her favorite food. This seemed perfect after a visit to the DaVinci exhibition in town. Bruschetta Siciliana and mozzarella sticks (ever so lightly... More 

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Williamsburg, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was my birthday and being of Italian descent, my favorite food. This seemed perfect after a visit to the DaVinci exhibition in town. Bruschetta Siciliana and mozzarella sticks (ever so lightly breaded) were tasty. So glad my husband ordered them for the 4 of us. The salad was as fresh as it gets and all dressing was on the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

First time here and we loved it. Had the chicken marsala and the best i've ever had. The desserts are amazing. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Found this place about 6 years ago and visit every time I am in Willimasburg. It never disappoints. The staff is always friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A group of friends had dinner here, and the food and service were great! Delicious chicken marsala, chicken and eggplant parmigiana. The place is really small though (in a strip mall), and very noisy. We had to sit right by the door, and a cold wind blew in with every new patron. I would definitely go back (in warmer weather),... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I went to Francesco's for a romantic birthday dinner. Very cozy atmosphere. Overall good food and great service. Staff was very attentive to us as far as drinks, bread, salads and dinner. Owner came over and spoke with us several times and even walked us to our car. Will return the next time we are in Williamsburg.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Francesco's at the recommendation of a business owner in the same strip shopping center. We were under the impression that they offered lunch specials, but were disappointed to find that the specials ended a week earlier, so we ordered off the menu. Food was delicious, but was more expensive than we had hoped... More 

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luvtaeat, Owner at Francesco's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Hello! We are so happy that you came in to dine with us. I wanted to let you know that we did, in fact, remove the lunch special offer that was 7.99. It was a limited time offer. The portion was smaller, and did come with a small side salad with italian bread for that price. However, the regular menu... More 

Toano, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Even though this is a somewhat small Italian restaurant tucked away in a little shopping center, please don't let the quaintness of it fool you; it's nicely decorated with a romantic ambiance which is perfect for couples ~ but it's also suitable for families and other types of visitors. We were there later in the evening after the dinner rush... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6524 Richmond Road, Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-345-0557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

NOW OFFERING DELIVERY SERVICE!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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