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Francesco's Restaurant

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568 McBride Ave, West Paterson, NJ 07424-2850
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lodi, New Jersey, USA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at this restaurant for a private party. The food was ok. it wasn't anything spectacular. The portions were very small as well. Service was out, but waiter messed up a few orders on our table. Friendly staff.

Thank David G
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I was at a party recently at Francesco's. We were in the private room upstairs, and the staff was wonderful.They couldn't do enough for us. We were served buffet style, and the meal consisted of green salad with a delicious dressing, fried calamari which was pretty tough and a bit gummy, chicken francese which was quite good. The veal dish... More 

Thank Caggy
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I had Sausage Parmigiana. The sausage tasted like sausage I've never tasted before. Not sure what it was made of. Wife had Sausage & Peppers. She said it was really dried out. Come on, that's no way to serve sausage & peppers. And where were the onions. I would not go back.

Thank Mike D
Totowa, New Jersey
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

A very nice Italian restaurant with a. Cozy atmosphere. The staff are very polite and friendly. The food is fantastic. You defenately get your money worth and more. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank george O
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Been on their email list for over a year and was looking forward to finding a good italian restaurant close by. Got three entrees to go last nite. The veal saltimboca was ok. Not really worth the price but it was ok. The ribeye was served swimming in some oddly flavored juice. Steak shouldnt be served unerwater. Not very thick... More 

Thank Emmet R
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My Husband and I tried Francesco's because we had a Localflavor.com deal. What a wonderful place! We started with the Funghi Ripleni (stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat. I was delicious! For entree's we had the Gnocchi alla bolognese and the Penne all'arrabiata. Nice portions and thoroughly enjoyed both. The staff was so accommodating and helpful. Top-notch service and consistently delicious food.

Thank lkkalj
New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Been going to Francesco's for over two years and always feel at home. We agree with other reviewers' positive rating on their food but this place also times and pace their courses extremely well. Many times we had been to places where the timing between the appatizers and main course are too close or too far apart. This alone can... More 

Thank emtnurse
Nutley, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Absolutely rude people. Will never return here again. They don't know what they're doing. Called several times to find out about having take out on Sunday And they said yes to call on Sunday . Called up on Sunday and they said they weren't taking orders. I have been going there for years and they can't be trusted. I also... More 

Thank Pjl53
Paterson, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The food was delicious, service was awesome, and atmosphere was warming. Highly recommended. A little costly but worth every dollar.

Thank carolinevega2016
Little Falls, New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Fabulous food! We have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. In the summer, choose to eat outside and make sure to order the blue sangria. The staff is always friendly and make you feel like family. Can't stay? Choose their takeout option.

Thank giambigirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 568 McBride Ave, West Paterson, NJ 07424-2850
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Paterson
  • Phone Number: 973-925-1100

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