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Villa Francesco's

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21 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ 08534-1621
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here frequently and very much like the food. It is conventional Italian food with a broad menu. BYOB and dinner for 2 veal parms is about 40$. Decent atmosphere. Very good value

Thank rockdock
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrimp scampi was ok - a bit bland. Salad was allright, but nothing memorable. Expected more. Last time was much better.

Thank Tia_Francesca
New Jersey
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The food is very good. Had the calamari appetizer, which was lightly breaded and lightly fried and not rubbery at all. Salad came with the main dish, veal Saporito. The veal was tender and thin, and the mushroom sauce was outstanding. Enough food to not go hungry. Place can get busy at times. Tables are somewhat close together and the... More 

Thank ydrone
Wallington, New Jersey
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We dined here post a wine tasting at a local vineyard. The food was excellent, the atmosphere fine and the wait staff very attentive and accommodating. Since it is a BYO restaurant we were able to continue our wine tasting throughout the meal with wine we purchased there. We had a variety of Italian pasta meals. Of note was the... More 

Hopewell, New Jersey
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The atmosphere was cordial and bustling. The menu had choices for everyone in our party: meat, shrimp, veal, vegetarian, pasta. Every entree was delicious and presented at the right temperature. Soup or salad was included. The soup was hot. The salads were cold, fresh and crisp. It was an enjoyable meal for everyone. The service was good.

Thank Ginkleberry
Pennington, New Jersey
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I really like pork chop here. Tried the bronzino for this particular visit. It was not bad but thought a little over priced. The nice thing about this place is that they include a soup or salad with your meal. I'd definitely go back.

Thank jmedeiros89
New Jersey
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178 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Nice setting and great food.Lunch time mid week we practically had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was great and the food was delicious. Plenty of time for us to catch up with family.

Thank TomQuinlan19
Princeton, New Jersey
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Delightful dining right in Pennington. Looking for a more fancy Italian dining experience, head into their clean, spacious dining room. In the mood for a more casual (just a pizza or a slice venue) they cater to that in a smaller shop next door. Their pizza is not shy on cheese and their wings a happy offering for your next... More 

Thank porto333
Pennington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We received a gift certificate for $100 and ordered take-out trays of Penne with Vodka Sauce and Sausage Peppers and Onions. Everyone we served raved about the quality and taste!

Thank tkfdez
Yardville, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

From soup to nuts the food was very good. We ordered 3 appetizers to share, the stuffed mushrooms, stuffed portabella mushroom, and calamari and everyone enjoyed some of each...there were 7 of us. Pasta Fagioli soups and house salads were very tasty and the house dressing was very good! Entrees took some time but we didn't mind since we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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

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