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324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
+1 207-622-1110
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wayne, Maine
1 review
Reviewed April 8, 2011

The waiter was pleasant, service fine, and atmosphere OK, but the food was terrible. My eggplant panini was burnt black on one side; the eggplant was extremely greasy; and there was a strip of tough eggplant skin in the sandwich that was nearly unchewable. I would call it inedible.

Thank bubandpinky
Chelsea Maine
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

My husband & I have been many times, it is great in warmer weather to sit out on the screen in deck, and watch the ducks on the river! Wonderful, freshly made food, have taken friends, never been rushed, great homemade bread, nice salads, always different, super stuffed mushrooms, or mussels, to start with, then they send out different samples,... More 

2 Thank SamandBetty
Hallowell, ME, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2011

We have attempted to eat at Francesca's three times. The first time (soon after opening) the bread was delicious, the pasta excellent, and the service fine. However, I still did not feel the food merited the prices (higher than most if not all other restaurants in Hallowell for no better quality). The thing that ruined that experience for me was... More 

Thank liadain
camden, me
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2011

We drove an hour to dine at Francesca's. The dining area was small and outdated. We hardly ever get a baby sitter and were so looking forward to great Italian food on our rare night out. My husband got the lasagna (when I cook it at home he eats half the tray) which is his favorite dish and he could... More 

Thank bodaciou69
Sidney, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Five of us went to dine for third attempt at Francesca's. The other two times left us feeling as though there was potential for good food and a good dining experience, yet we felt short-changed based on both price and food preparation the other two times. The first time resulted in rubbery, uncooked fish in a mediterranean dish. The second... More 

3 Thank BreMart
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2010

This is such a wonderful place to dine! GREAT food and service. I have a gluten allergy and there is never a promblem! The Chef always acommodates my dish so i can dine out. My family and i will return again and again!

2 Thank love4paris
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 22, 2010

We were suprised by the cost of everything and after eating the food, decided that it was NOT worth the money. The entree's were extremely salty and almost not edible.

1 Thank nicoleAugusta
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2010

We are a retired couple, love to cook, and are able to judge good food. After a long days drive the desk clerk at the Quality Inn in Augusta suggested that there was a new Italian restaurant we might like. We decided to give it a try and were we ever pleased. The service was polished and friendly. The owners... More 

1 Thank NWS1935
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 21, 2010

Our evening, with another couple, was overall excellent. Our server, Elixzabeth was knowledgeable and personable with attentive service. The staff looked and acted very professional, veryy lookign,(no spaters on shirst) well rpessed shirts and well put together. We were seated promptly and liked the atmosphere, a bit close, but a nice activity level, not stuffy at all. The wine selection... More 

1 Thank CoastalVoice
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 5, 2010

Francesca's is brand new and great...the atmosphere is cozy. The waitstaff was fast, freindly, and thorough but the best thing about this place is the food...HOLY COW....the Italian antipasto and the pasta were heavenly...then, the swordfish was mouth watering and then we split three desserts....worth every calorie. The chef is named Francesca she came out and greeted us and told... More 

1 Thank Hpfriend

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Address: 324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-1110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?