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Francesco's - CLOSED

8520 Pardee Dr, Oakland, CA 94621-1414
+1 510-569-0653
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Apr 19, 2016
Mar 27, 2016
“Favorite Restaurant in the area”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8520 Pardee Dr, Oakland, CA 94621-1414
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed April 19, 2016

Sadly this place is no longer in business. I've been here many times and always enjoyed it but for whatever reason it has closed. It will surely be missed.

Thank Dale K
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Family owned and in business 46 years. I have eaten there often for the last 11 years. Unfortunately, the owner is retiring March 31, 2016 and the restaurant is closing

1  Thank john m
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a classic home style restaurant near an airport area. The eggplant parm was wonderful as wad the mini sour dough boule and stranded vegetable side. Delicious meatballs and spaghetti too. Sorry to see it will be closing but so...More

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed March 9, 2016

I got the steak and it was not good. There was no flavor other than the char that was on a small portion of the steak. It was over cooked but there was no real taste to the dish so I don't think i missed...More

Thank James M
Reviewed February 19, 2016

My travel partner had eaten here before, so we decided we couldn't pass it up. Much to our dismay a sign in the lobby said they were closing March 31! Apparently the business was not sold, but will simply shut down. Dinner was excellent, prices...More

Thank ChuckAtlanta
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Felt like an old family favorite. Enjoyed our meal & the great service. They also have a good sports bar to enjoy

Thank vhagenm
Reviewed February 13, 2016

I've always loved Francesco's, but not any more. Our party of four was disappointed with both the food and the service. Old, wilted lettuce on the Crab Louie salads, NY steak was undercooked, and the waitress forgot our drinks (twice). Just not the same as...More

Thank pr7169
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Great bread - hard crust; pasta al dente to perfection, fabulous fish, sausage & meat balls, great steaks - lunch or dinner, hard to beat the value.

Thank PilotWill
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Francesco's has been a fixture for years, and the food has been great the whole time. The fish is fresh and the pasta is good. Prices are reasonable and the service is good. If you are in the Oakland Airport area I would recommend a...More

Thank charlesmS5310JN
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Not very good. There were 3 in our party we all ordered the spaghetti w/meatballs and we all were disappointed. Not much flavor. We didn't even eat 1/4 of it. Bread was hard, and service nothing special.

Thank SSSandMar
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8520 Pardee Dr, Oakland, CA 94621-1414
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-569-0653
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