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Francesca's Cucina

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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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Rochester, NY
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night with some friends. Having been warned of the No Reservation policy for the patio, we went around 6... We were VERY lucky. Got out on patio in about 15 minutes. Justin, our waiter was awesome! I can't even begin to describe the food-just order something! Everyone loved their food. Great specials menu... Heavy handed pours on the... More 

Thank amyb3517
Syracuse, New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always excellent at Francesca's as always. I had the Chicken Francaise, which was very tasty over linguine. My wife had a strip steak over smashed potatoes, which she also enjoyed. What makes this place special is the beautiful garden patio in the back of the restaurant. Over the years, they continue to add vines, lighting, and an... More 

Thank Scott C
Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly among the finest purveyors of Italian/ American cuisine anywhere; service is sometimes lacking, especially in the host/ hostess staff. The wait staff has always been consistently on point, even with recommendations. We love the outside venue.

Thank punchbug8
Syracuse, New York, United States
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful place to dine at, so close to our house. Delicious food, ambiance, and good service. A delightful evening out for our anniversary. We travel a lot and this is a winner, right in our backyard. All of our food was good, but mine, linguine with white Clam sauce, needed a little more sauce. I should have asked,... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated on the patio which was very nice. Our server came over quickly and asked about drink orders and gave us a run down of the dinner specials. Everything that we had was wonderful and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Amy P
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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266 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by our server Tina. She was friendly, professional, courteous, attentive, prompt and the perfect complement to a great meal. I stepped outside to check out the patio and it looked like a great place to enjoy a meal or snacks with friends. The place was packed, so it must be a local favorite.... More 

Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Orlando, Florida
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263 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us went to Francesca's for lunch, 2 had the daily specials and 2 off the menu. The Gnocchi special had shrimp, pancetta with a creamy Gorgonzola sauce it was quit good. The ravioli special was very good. I had the lobster salad with oranges and avocado. I was disappointed with the avocado because they had been cut earlier... More 

Thank Rosanne M
Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit Francesca's, the food quality and service is consistent. Their Utica Greens are the best in town. It's where my husband and I go to celebrate our Anniversary. I just attended a bridal shower at the restaurant and the food was served family style. Each dish was delicious and the dessert bar was magnificent. I cannot say... More 

Thank Kathie M
Baldwinsville, New York, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful patio, great service and delicious food!!!! Let's see, the outdoor decor and music is great.. Nice wine list and craft beer selection

Thank Connie B
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 4 enjoyed the patio (minus the flies) on a beautiful summer evening. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Everyone enjoyed their dining experience and vowed to return as soon as possible.

Thank travelalot220

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?