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Francesca's Cucina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times and never had a bad meal or slow service. A must stop if you are in downtown Syracuse. Off street parking is available but I always seem to find something right out front. Try the veal!

Thank Terry B
Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is consistently the best Italian restaurant in the area. They have never disappointed us or anyone we have referred. The menu has plenty to offer. Specials are always good and never a disappointment. Portions are plentiful and prices are reasonable for what you get as a serving. Don't think you'd be disappointed should you go there. Reservations are... More 

Thank jpc0398
Syracuse, New York
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking forward to a great meal at Francescas Cucina ---great looking place--fantastic waitress---BUT the food was a HUGE disappointment--chicken riggies had chicken that tasted like rubber---chicken parm. has tasteless sauce and shoe leather chicken----dessert was good--- overall---great service and waitress--dessert above average---the rest of the food was below average.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here with my coworkers to celebrate the holidays. The service was amazing, and food was impeccable. Highly recommend the Utica greens. Carrot cake and triple chocolate truffle cake were pretty awesome, too! The only negative thing is that they don't have their own parking lot so parking can be a challenge.

Thank Laurie B
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here multiple times and always seem to have a problem with the host staff - whether it is on the phone or in person. I have called to make reservations and the person is always rude on the phone, beginning from when they answer with "what?". Doesn't seem like an appropriate way to to greet someone who is... More 

1 Thank C R
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had some good meals at this place. Took a large group for a party last night. Sat through 59 degree temps because the heat was broken. Only one server bringing out a family style meal one plate at a time per table. Needless to say it was like eating appetizers instead of meal. They gave us a small compensation... More 

1 Thank Cusefoodie114
Syracuse, NY
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed another dinner here with an out of town guest who also enjoyed the setting, service, food and vibe. A wide range of everyday menu items as well as evening specials that includes entrees and drinks. Professional table service in a great setting. One of the best spots for dinner in the Cuse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Had a lovely meal at this family run location. I chose wagyu beef ravioli and my Husband had the Chicken Riggies. Friendly attentive service and huge portions

Thank thebunter
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dining experience at Francesca's last week. The food was very good as was the service. Polite staff who were very attentive.

Thank Chuck V
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Yumm! Perfect for parties and or for family nights. The wings are excellent and pizza is great. We all love it!

Thank Raquel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-425-1556

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