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21 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ 08534-1621
609-730-0681
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BYOB at a great Italian restaurant

Driven by many times (daughter at TCNJ) finally stopped. Food is incredible! The calamari was perfect- the penne vodka? Exquisite. And the veal santorini- delicious. What a great find! We will be back!! Waitress forgot who ordered what- busboy delivered across the table- otherwise, five star!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RobtL12
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Wayne, NJ
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Wayne, NJ
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driven by many times (daughter at TCNJ) finally stopped. Food is incredible! The calamari was perfect- the penne vodka? Exquisite. And the veal santorini- delicious. What a great find! We will be back!! Waitress forgot who ordered what- busboy delivered across the table- otherwise, five star!

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Thank RobtL12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had lunch here today with a friend and the food was SO good. I had lasagna & my friend had gnocchi. First it took us a while to have a server come to our table and take our order, although a gentleman did come to the table promptly and took and delivered our drink orders. We placed our orders and... More 

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Thank basketlady88
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have dined "in-house" numerous times at Francesco's but, more often, get take-out dinners. The food is consistently excellent and the service very good. When busy, the dining rooms can get a bit loud, but not overwhelmly so. This BYOB's prices are not low, but the value is certainly there. My wife almost always goes for the Ravioli Rosa and... More 

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Thank Peter T
New Jersey
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Food is consistent here for lunch, prices are decent for what you get. Servers are sometimes not the easiest to understand.

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Thank scfa
Pennington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

very good food, many choices that one does not find in a typical Italian restaurant, reasonable prices for regular items on the menu, attentive service and nice table presentations.

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Thank rons870
Ocean, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Crab cake panini is all crab and little stuffing. It's one of my favorite lunch items - I highly recommend! You can sit without wait staff to the left or have a server if you go straight and to the right inside. If you're on the go for a quick bite during lunch, I'd highly recommend!

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Thank Steph M
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Love the shrimp and scallops di mare! Husband loves the veal and the veal chops! Freshest of ingredients and they service delicious fresh vegetables properly prepared and seasoned and not that bland pasta side. Excellent! BYOB is another advantage! Try their tiramisu it is homemade there and is one of the best I have had!

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Thank carol c
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very good Italian cuisine , Farm Fresh ingredients, good service , moderate prices and BYOB. Good selection of Pizza, Wraps, Panini for Lunch.

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Thank Sunit D
Pennington, New Jersey
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Consistently exceptional Italian Cuisine - some great homemade pastas. This restaurant never disspoints and well worth ordering the homemade pastas such as Parpadelle with our without shrimp or chicken.

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Thank AuntSuzy2015
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Villa Francesco's was the perfect place to have lunch with a group of co-workers. The restaurant was relatively small, nicely decorated but intimate enough that everyone could sit at a long table and hear each other. The other tables in the venue were spaced appropriately so one could not hear what was going on at the next tables. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ 08534-1621
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Pennington
  • Phone Number: 609-730-0681

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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