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Francesco's Ristorante

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318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
+1 860-296-3024
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The waitstaff is on their game, always attentive and helpful. The food is very good and would say one of the best in the area. Expect good size portions and happy to accommodate special requests. Very good wine selection

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Hartford, Connecticut
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Among the best of the best! It's pricey, but well worth it to celebrate special occasion. Wife and I went to celebrate our birthdays along with friends to celebrate their first semi-anniversary. Let's start with the food - superb. We had a Brochette plate appetizer for the table and three of us had the Manhattan clam chowder. The app was... More 

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Thank Larry B
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Larry! Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear everyone loved their food and that we're your new celebration spot. The freshness of our dishes and attentiveness of our team is something we pride ourselves on. We'll be sure to pass the compliment along. Be sure to visit us Monday-Wednesday for 25% off bottles of wine! More 

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

My cousin eats here often and after seeing all his pictures I'm so glad I got to experience it for myself. Our server Jim was awesome and the owner is so sweet. Everything we had was amazing the chicken princess delicious !!!! Restaurant is huge and I can only image how full they get at dinner time. I work in... More 

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Thank Jtb51212
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Our large space is great for hosting celebrations of all kinds. Our space is even larger with the warm weather, enjoy our patio this Spring and Summer. Every Monday-Wednesday bottles of wine are 25% off—stop in for some sunshine and wine! More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to eat here for Restaurant Week. The reservation was for 7 on a Friday night. There were a number of tables seated and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I had Salad, Lobster Ravioli and Ricotta Cake, as well as a glass of House Cabernet. It was all quite delicious and the wait staff was very... More 

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Thank Heidi S
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting during Taste of Hartford! Our Lobster Ravioli is a favorite here at Francesco's—glad you enjoyed it! Be sure to visit again, we promise to continue to knock your socks off every time! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Everything was excellent from the fresh baked bread to the very tender veal parm. We split calamari as an appetizer. Took home Hal our meals for tonight. Very good service!

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Thank JimB8956
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we're glad you enjoyed your food with us, and as leftovers! Join us Monday - Wednesday for 25% off bottles of wine! More 

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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a wonderful fresh meal and the service was superb. We had the anti pasta and I ordered the swordfish piccata special. Everything is very fresh and delicious.

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We use only fresh ingredients and pride ourselves on making our customer's mouths water – come back soon! More 

Avon, CT
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I have been here several times and the place is consistantly great. A very nice menu and good selection of wines. Prices are very reasonable and the service is very good. If you want something and it snot on the menu ask and I bet they would make it. If the weather is good be sure to sit outside.

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Thank Walter11_22
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Don't forget we have 25% off bottles of wine Monday-Wednesday! More 

Agawam, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've frequented Francesco's numerous times over the years, but on my last couple of visits selection and food quality no longer justify ever rising pricing in the industry. Surf & turf items are now all but non-existent, a fish special on my last visit was not at all special, and the wine selections by the glass are "same old same... More 

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Thank Brian_901
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Brian – we're happy to hear that you appreciate the service, we strive to make each customer happy! Don't hesitate to ask your server about changing up your meal – a different sauce or pasta is an easy switch that can make your meal all the more delicious! More 

Avon, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten here 4 or 5 times and never been disappointed. Excellent Italian food and very good service. Nice ambiance inside and an out door patio which is a very nice spot to eat. Very nice dining experiences.

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Thank Walter11_22
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

We appreciate your patronage! Be sure to come in again in the spring, we'll have the patio open & drinks pouring! More 

Locust Grove, Virginia
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106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you have ever been to a New York City Itilian restaurant you know what to expect. Excellent service, good wine service, very friendly servers, large portions (share the entre) you must get the Caprice Salad for starters. Not cheap (with wine ~$40 per person) but worth it once in a while.

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Thank Randyclements
Tara R, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

There is truly no better compliment than comparing us to the big city Italian restaurants! We appreciate your review, and hope you join us again soon. Our bottles of wine are 25% off on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, perfect excuse to join us for dinner on the patio with your favorite wines! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-3024

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