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Francesco's Ristorante Italiano

6524 Richmond Road, Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 345-0557
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Ranked #8 of 333 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
NJ
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While visiting Williamsburg, My husband and I decided to go out for an Italian dinner. I was beyond impressed. The location may throw you off because it is located in a strip-mall. but inside was beautiful. The place is somewhat small and I can imagine how busy they get. We were seated right away. The waiter, one of the best... More

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Franscesco's on a Sunday night to celebrate our anniversary. What an absolutely perfect evening! We were greeted and seated as soon as we walked through the door (Luckily it wasn't busy because the restaurant does not have very many tables). Francesco's was nicely decorated and there was music playing overhead. Our waiter, hands down, was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food is pricy and the place itself is too small! Didn't get a chance to try the food before we walked out.. So I would rate it a 3/5 on first impression.

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good break away from chain restaurants in the area while on vacation. Delicious food! Loved the Vodka Sauce.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This restaurant was a surprise for us one night while dining in Williamsburg, VA. We ate out at many restaurants in Williamsburg during our week long stay. This will be the only review I will write about a restaurant there. Don't be confused about the location in the strip mall. Once inside this small restaurant, it will feel very comfortable,... More

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Sterling, VA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to the restaurant because of the awesome reviews. We left Colonial Williamsburg to drive to a strip mall with a very small dining area. The food was fine - but not homemade bread or pasta. The server knew nothing about the wine available. If I lived in Williamsburg I'm sure I would go back - but if visiting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The passion for good food and good atmosphere shines through at this cozy restaurant. Any meal from the chef's artisan page is a good choice, and what a hard time it is to make a choice! Reservations are a must, and the small space can be loud as there is typically at least one large group. However, the noise level... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

By far one of the best Italian restaurant's I have ever been to. We actually had to go back 2 days later @ the request of the entire family! Not only was the food outstanding but the service was excellent as well. Visited this restaurant while on vacation but considering driving the car 5 hours just to be able to... More

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Williamsburg, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were a group of 10. Almost everyone raved about their food and I loved my meal. I had the Pasta Sovranita, the "Chef's Personal Favorite." I chose "sweet" and angel hair pasta, which must have been best, because it was fabulous. My wife, on the other hand, had the Veal Picata and said it was average. My rating is... More

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

6 Stars! A local told us this was his favorite Italian restaurant so we decided to try it after doing Jamestown in the afternoon. We are so glad we did. Small family owned restaurant, great menu, excellent preparation and superb service. Doesn't seat too many so it's best to make a reservation (757-345-0557).

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