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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“calzone” (18 reviews)
“garlic knots” (17 reviews)
“subs” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here and loved it!!! Francesco's is a small deli with 5/6 tables. They were very busy with delivery orders when we were there. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place for you. We weren't. We enjoyed our meals in...More

Thank sgoddard7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting from out of town looking for a meal before going out on the sunset dolphin cruise. What a find. Little place, few tables but well worth it. I ordered the mussels. They were cooked perfectly and there were a lot of them....More

Thank Sherri H
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! Thanks for the feedback. And, yes, our made-in-house sauce is a traditional, smooth sauce. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't feel like going out tonight so we ordered meatball sandwiches to be delivered. Expected an average meatball hero but was pleasantly surprised when we ate it. Delicious! Excellent! I liked the sauce. Not too Tart. The meatballs were just the right texture, not too...More

Thank Robert S
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie mille! We love to know that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here twice during the week we were here. Had the Italian Supreme sub sandwich (the #1) the first time. It was Italian cold-cut heaven! The bread on the sandwich was to die for: soft and freshly made. Had to pull myself away from that...More

Thank kaspuhl
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! Thanks for the tremendous feedback. While our menu is not St Louis-style Italian, we do have several close friends on the Hill and consider it an honor to be compared to such an iconic place! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking on the beach we stopped for an evening dinner. Best spaghetti and meatballs all 3 of us have ever eaten out. Can't wait to try the pizza!! Will be back.

Thank zawadasue
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! We love to hear that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A definate place to go for pizza or other italian favorites. They offer seating inside, outside and take out. Add it to your list.

Thank rcclark
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed May 23, 2017

After a bike ride with friends today, we all stopped by this pizzeria for a quick lunch. There was nobody else in the restaurant, since we were there about 11 a.m., so placing the order didn't take too much time (just a large pizza and...More

Thank Steve T
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! Thanks for the great feedback. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

If you want a great pizza or italian cuisine or just a deli sandwich this little spot will keep you coming back for more.

Thank Shawn C
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed May 1, 2017

Located in Santini Plaza, Francesco's is a typical pizzeria with a few tables and offers carry out. Not sure if they deliver. We got a large Italian pizza with roasted red peppers, fresh mozarella and black olives to go. There weren't very many toppings on...More

Thank genoac
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We placed a takeout order for a large Italiano pizza with black olives. We were told 30 minutes but it did take a bit longer. The pizza did not have very many roasted red peppers or as you can see not a lot of black...More

Thank amsirius
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
fritomann
Is this a sit-down to -eat restaurant.
March 21, 2016|
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Response from Ibavolfan | Reviewed this property |
They have a few tables inside an bench tables outside as well
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Joy D
I know you favor Pittsburgh PA and was wondering if you carry Isaly's barbeque sauce?? Have not been able to get down there to check it out myself as I no longer live at the beach. I have eaten there before and your pizza is awesome by the way.
January 7, 2016|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
First, thanks for the kind words! Oh, Isaly's, brings back many memories. (I Shall Always Love You!) But sorry we do not carry it in our store. However, it is available on Amazon for $7.15 a bottle - just search for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5634
  • E-mail
Description
If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it won't sit on yours... The history of Francesco's is a tale of two unique stories that eventually became one. Founded by Jimmy Greco on Beth Page, Long Island in 1958, the deli has served its guests with authentic Italian food for nearly 60 years. In 1978, Greco moved to Fort Myers Beach and renamed the deli Greco's Mousetrap Italian Delicatessen. Over the next two decades Greco's established itself as the preeminent Italian deli on Fort Myers Beach. Enter Francesco Razzano, Sr. In 1998, Razzano was looking for a new opportunity. Having recently sold his bar restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Francesco was tired of the cold winters and pondered a move south. When he learned of an Italian deli for sale in Fort Myers Beach, Razzano jumped at the chance to fulfill a life long dream. Born in Cervino, (Caserta) Italy, Francesco immigrated with his family to Ellwood City, PA in 1955. While he never forgot his heritage, Razzano embraced the opportunities his adopted country afforded him. Following service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, Francesco settled in Midland, PA where he owned and operated Frankie's Tavern for nearly twenty years. Even though Frankie's wasn't an Italian restaurant, Razzano never forgot his roots. It certainly wasn't unusual to find Francesco in the kitchen making an impromptu homemade pizza or filleting smelts for his patrons. Since acquiring the deli in 1998, it has been Francesco's goal is to provide his guests with the finest Italian cuisine using the same recipes he was raised with.
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