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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

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7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gentleman (owner) and younger guy making pizza were extremely nice. Lady making sandwiches, not so much. Pizza was promised in 15-20 minutes but took 45. Sadly, after much anticipation, the pizza was a very big disappointment...WAY too much garlic on the pizza. Feel bad for the owner because he was super nice, but be won't be back. I was starved... More 

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Thank Kristi P
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not gotten take out from Francesco's in many years. Last night we decided to call in an order for a Stromboli and a Philly Cheese Steak. Both were delicious. The Stromboli come with a large bowl of Marinara Sauce. I called in the order and was told it would be ready in 25 minutes. I arrived and had... More 

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Thank reolha
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the Corned Beef sandwich, pizza, and pineapple upside down cake. The sandwich was great -- huge portion -- no fat or gristle -- very tender -- superb flavor -- pizza was excellent. The pineapple upside down cake was warm and wonderful.

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Thank sheepdog1946
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

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

dayton ohio
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

got the pizza this week and so consistently great! Not greasy, crust is good and delicious pepperoni and another with artichokes and vegetables

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Thank Debbi R
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We appreciate the feedback! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Easton, Maryland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Happened in for lunch. Nice Italian gentleman behind the counter, pleasant young lady working with him. The pizza we ordered was the ham and pineapple. We ordered the smaller size but thought we would be able to take some home. It was two of us and it was so good we ate the whole thing right there. The crust was... More 

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Thank Margaret K
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We're certainly humbled by your review. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again. Ciao! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

It's a little hole in the wall but it provides a an unique experience filled with interesting decorations, funny personalities, full menu of tasty food all freshly prepared. They only accept cash but do provide an ATM. Great spot for lunch.

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Thank CCCC2222
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We certainly love to hear that you enjoyed FMB's only freshly made Italian food! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

If you love garlic, this is the pizza for you! Fun little Italian deli with specialty grocery items too! Love it!

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Thank Virginia F
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We guarantee our grocery will have those hard to find Italian specialty items you've been looking for. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

When we are in Fort Myers this is the first place we get dinner!!! Their pizza is real italian food! The best is their sicilian crust!!!

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Thank Traveling_L0vebirds
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

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

Greenwood, Arkansas
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We come to ft Myers beach a few times a year and a couple of years back we discovered Francesco's. VERY authentic Italian. The place looks, feels, and smells like a great NY pizzeria. ALWAYS a stop when we are in town and almost always delicious. This time of year with the traffic and construction it takes about an hour... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

As a family-owned establishment we never want to hear that one of our guests is disappointed with their meal. If you happen to be on the south end of the beach next week, please stop in and ask for Francesco or Susanne so that we can make the situation right. Ciao! More 

Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This was the second visit we made to Francesco's this year. We were here in April, this time in December. On the previous occasion we had a large 5 item with Sicilian style crust, a slightly thicker crust then their normal "New York" thin crust. Having had both versions now, I admit that I liked the Sicilian a little better.... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 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
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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