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Da Francesco's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

APPETIZERS
9.95
Domenic's Eggplant Stack
Fresh sliced, breaded eggplant layered with fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil then drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction
8.95
Arancini di Riso
Breaded Italian rice balls stuffed with ground veal, pork and sausage, peas and Italian herbs. Served with Franco's famous Bolognese sauce. "A Mafia Classic. It's to die for!"
9.95
Mamma's Meatballs
Handmade meatballs topped with our tomato basil sauce and baked with buffalo mozzarella cheese and finished with a basil pesto drizzle
10.95
Sausage & Hot Peppers
Hungarian hot and mild peppers sautéed with homemade Italian sausage and sliced potatoes in olive oil and garlic
10.95
Fried Calamari
Fresh calamari fried and served with lemon wedges and ammoglio sauce or our lemon butter sauce
Serves Two 13.95
Antipasto Misto di Calabrese
Parma prosciutto, calabrese salamini, genoa salami, Italian cheese, roasted red peppers, Italian olives and artichoke hearts
9.95
Trippa
Fresh trippa simmered in a spicy tomato sauce
SOUP AND SALAD
3.5
Zuppa del Giorno (Soup of the Day)
Today's soup made from scratch
10.95
Substitute Grilled Shrimp 6
Substitute Grilled or Blackened Salmon 8
Francesco's Chopped Salad
Chopped greens with cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, black olives, feta cheese and juilliened chargrilled chicken breast with our own traditional Italian dressing
12.95
Grilled Salmon Salad
Fresh chopped romaine, iceberg and spring mix tossed with red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, sun dried cherries and roasted pine nuts in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing topped with fresh grilled salmon
10.95
Italian Chopped Salad
Chopped mixed green salad with mozzarella cheese, genoa salami, ham, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and olives tossed with our housemade Italian vinaigrette
10.95
Tuscan Salad
Fresh spring greens tossed with crisp hickory smoked bacon, red onion, tomato in a extra virgin olive oil lemon vinaigrette topped with juillined breaded chicken breast and shaved asiago cheese
10.95
With Grilled Chicken 3.5
With Grilled Shrimp 6
With Grilled or Blackened Salmon 8
Sorrento Salad
Fresh spring mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, red pepper, red onion, and fresh sliced buffalo mozzarella tossed with a lemon zest pesto vinaigrette
8.95
With Grilled Chicken 3.5
With Grilled Shrimp 6
With Grilled or Blackened Salmon 8
Caesar Salad
Classic Caesar with crisp romaine and our special dressing tossed with croutons and parmesan cheese
7.95
Insalata Rossa (Red Tomato Salad)
Tomato, red onions, chopped celery, olives and cucumbers marinated with olive oil and Italian herbs
8.95
Mozzarella Pomadoro di Capri
Fresh sliced tomato and fresh sliced buffalo mozzarella topped with olive oil, basil and balsamic vinegar
Serves Two 18.95
Marinated Octopus Seafood Platter
Charbroiled jumbo shrimp and tender calamari over our famous octopus salad
FRANCESCO'S SPECIALTIES
All pasta entrées include soup or salad
11.95
With Mamma's Homemade Meatballs 3.95
Mamma's Pasta (The Best in Town)
Rigatoni pasta topped with our famous meat sauce, or plain tomato basil sauce
12.95
Fettuccini Bolognese con Piselli
A rich meat sauce with ground sausage, beef, touch of cream, Italian cheeses and fresh peas tossed with fettuccini pasta
15.95
Rigatoni alla Domenico
Prosciutto, ground Italian sausage, chopped mushrooms, peas, pinch crushed hot pepper in our famous meat sauce with Italian cheeses tossed with rigatoni pasta
14.95
Penne Salmone alla Vodka
Tender chunks of Norwegian salmon, jumbo shrimp and fresh peas flambéed with vodka in a marscapone cheese tomato cream sauce tossed with penne pasta and parmesan cheese
11.95
With Grilled Chicken 3.5
With Grilled Shrimp 6
With Grilled or Blackened Salmon 8
Fettuccini Alfredo
Prepared with imported Italian cheeses
12.95
Casalinga
Penne pasta tossed with our famous meat sauce, topped with ground Italian sausage and baked with mozzarella cheese
12.95
Penne con Vedura Carrettiera
Mixed vegetables sautéed in oil and garlic with fresh tomatoes and basil over penne pasta
12.95
Eggplant Parmigiana
Breaded eggplant topped with homemade meat or plain sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese, served with side of pasta
13.95
Pasta "Soprano" (Tony's Favorite!)
Tender pieces of chicken breast sautéed with garlic chips, kalamata olives, baby spinach and julienne hot banana peppers in olive oil tossed with penne pasta and topped with shaved asiago cheese
17.95
Pasta Fruitti di Mare
Jumbo shrimp, scallops, calamari and clams sautéed in Francesco's marinara sauce tossed with fettuccini pasta
PANINIS
All Paninis served with fries
9.95
Sicilian Panini
Homemade Panini layered with fresh sliced ham, salamini, prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, red onion and mozzarella cheese with our house Italian vinaigrette
8.95
With Breaded Provini Veal 15.95
Calabrese Panini
Tender breaded chicken breast with our homemade Italian bread crumbs pan fried and topped with roasted red peppers, asiago cheese and a basil pesto drizzle
8.95
Domenic's Chicken Panini
Homemade Panini layered with grilled chicken breast and marinated lettuce, tomato and pepperoncini
8.95
Mamma's Meatball Panini (Guido's Favorite)
Panini layered with homemade sliced meatballs, topped with light homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and a basil pesto drizzle
HOMEMADE PASTA SPECIALTIES
All entrées include soup or salad
12.95
Mamma's Lasagna
Homemade pasta layered with ricotta cheese, ground sausage and veal, meat sauce, mozzarella and parmesan
12.95
Manicotti
Homemade pasta stuffed with ricotta, parmesan and Italian herbs, topped with a tomato basil sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese
12.95
Francesco's Cannelloni
Homemade pasta stuffed with meat, cheese, Italian herbs, topped with meat sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese
12.95
Gnocchi (Homemade)
With meat sauce, plain tomato sauce, palomino sauce (a rich creamy tomato sauce), or alfredo sauce
12.95
Tortellini Palomino con Piseili
Tortellini pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and Italian herbs tossed in a creamy tomato sauce with fresh peas
15.95
Lobster Ravioli
Homemade saffron ravioli stuffed with fresh lobster meat, marscapone cheese and Italian herbs. Topped with sautéed jumbo shrimp in a lobster tomato cream sauce
12.95
Ravioli con Sugo
Large pasta pillows filled with ground veal or ricotta cheese topped with your choice of Francesco's meat sauce or tomato sauce
CHICKEN ENTREES
Organic Free-Range Chicken. All entrées include soup or salad
16.95
Pollo Caruso
Breaded tender chicken breast medallions topped with jumbo shrimp sautéed in a lemon white wine cream sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo Piccante
Tender chicken breast medallions sautéed with fresh sliced mushrooms in a white wine lemon butter sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo Marsala
Tender chicken breast medallions sautéed with mushrooms and marsala wine sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo Parmigiana
Breaded chicken breast cutlets topped with homemade meat sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo Pisano
Tender chicken breast medallions sautéed with wild mushrooms and prosciutto in a sherry wine light cream sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo alla Vodka
Tender chicken breast medallions sautéed with mushrooms, prosciutto and scallions, flambéed with vodka in a tomato fontinella cheese cream sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Pollo Florentine
Tender chicken breast medallions sautéed in oil, garlic and Italian herbs with spinach and mushrooms in a light wine parmesan cream sauce with side of pasta
MEAT
All entrées include soup or salad
16.95
Vitello Scallopini
Tender veal medallions sautéed in tomato, roasted red pepper, mushroom sauce with a splash of wine with side of pasta
16.95
Vitello Parmigiana
Breaded tender veal cutlet topped with homemade meat sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese with side of pasta
16.95
Vitello Piccante
Tender veal medallions sautéed with fresh sliced mushrooms in a white wine lemon butter sauce with side of pasta
16.95
Vitello Siciliano con Peperoni
Breaded veal medallions pan fried and topped with marinated sautéed roasted red peppers with side of pasta
16.95
Vitello Marsala
Tender veal medallions sautéed with fresh sliced mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce with side of pasta
25.95
Domenic's Filet Mignon*
8-ounce center cut choice filet mignon charbroiled to perfection and topped with sautéed mushrooms in a red wine demi-glaze and served with roasted red skin potatoes
19.95
Steak da Francesco*
Two thin center cut choice New York steaks charbroiled and topped with olive oil, garlic and fresh oregano, and served with roasted red skin potatoes
19.95
Steak Siciliano*
Breaded center cut choice New York steak broiled and served with ammoglio sauce, and roasted red skin potatoes
19.95
Bistecca New York Style*
Center cut choice New York strip charbroiled to perfection and served with roasted red skin potatoes
SEAFOOD
All entrées include soup or salad
17.95
Salmone di Scampi
Fresh salmon filet charbroiled and topped with sautéed jumbo shrimp in oil and garlic with sun dried tomatoes and scallions in a white wine lemon butter sauce with side of pasta
14.95
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo shrimp in a lemon butter sauce laced with a splash of wine with a side of fresh vegetables
17.95
Traverse City Salmon
Fresh salmon filet charbroiled and topped with Traverse City sun dried cherries and walnuts in a port wine demy glaze and served with a side of sautéed garden vegetables
16.95
Perch Lemone
Fresh perch lightly breaded and topped with a delicious lemon butter sauce with side of sautéed garden vegetables
HOUSE WHITE WINES
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
White Zinfandel
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Piesporter
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Chardonnay
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Pinot Grigio
HOUSE RED WINES
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Lambrusco
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Fortissimo
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Merlot
Glass 5.75
½ Liter 13.95
Liter 23.95
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I met four friends here that I hadn't seen in a while. We talked a lot, but the waitress was very accommodating and let us talk. The restaurant has a regular menu and a menu of specials. Three of us had the eggplant parmesan which...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Beach1001
Reviewed 5 days ago

First time last night, met some friends for dinner. The place is busy but were seated right away. The service was wonderful, the food excellent. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, and had a great time, never felt rushed. We stayed and talked for a while after...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Joy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from NY so trying Italian is always hard for us as we have some of the best in the city . This was great ! We have a party of 9 with 2 babies and service was fantastic ! Food was great and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MS_DreamVacations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this is a briskly busy restaurant, we were seated right away. The waitstaff were excellent & not overbearing. We didn't feel rushed and they graciously let us stay & chat after our meal. Food was very good & my dining companion was pleased...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Hellene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite in the area and that is understandable. Because of their success they're now in a beautiful building across the street from the strip mall location. Excellent food and service over many years continues here.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Alfred F
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is the best Italian restaurant on the East Side period. It is a little expensive and you should always make your reservations a week in advance because it is always packed. My favorite appetizer is the Seafood Salad. It is hard to find something...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

The new place is amazing. Friendly atmosphere with fantastic food and drinks. Always spend our family birthdays here.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 63jenniferz
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We love everything we ate. The mushroom risotto was the best. Wait staff was very friendly. I would go back again the next time I'm in town.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Shelly-Naples
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Best Veal Parmigiana in town. Pasta is all homemade along with the sauce. Good salad with fresh bread and great chicken soup.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank P6412WPthomasp
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Huge disappointment we felt like they rushed us out. They brought out the cake before we even finished dinner. The waiter forgot to write down a meal and lied about - said his pen ran out of ink. Food was good but very small portions.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Pam M
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Jacqueline G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, they have a back room that they set up for larger parties. I highly recommend calling ahead, they have been booking up all summer long for certain dates.
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May 22, 2016|
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Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I don't think so. You should check first.
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