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Francesco's Ristorante Italiano

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6524 Richmond Rd Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7203
+1 757-345-0557
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A little pricey for an Italian restaurant, but everything is excellent. Both my wife and I had seafood. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and simply delicious. I usually don't much bread when dining out, but the bread is wonderful. Service was excellent in a cozy dining room. I highly recommend.

Thank FSUWizard
Williamsburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Who wants to cook after thanksgiving? Francesco does. And he did it so well. Excellent meal for all three of us my wife loved the lobster ravioli and I enjoyed the cheese and spinach ravs. Reasonably priced. Our server, Lily was attentive and very polite. We'll be back.

Thank William F
Williamsburg, VA
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked up some chicken piccata as take out - delicious! Don't know about the other foods, but enjoyed this immensely.

Thank GaspardRueben
Williamsburg, VA
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is very good and the restaurant is very cozy and well appointed. Reservations are necessary if you don't want to wait. Unless your are BIG eaters, consider splitting a dish because the servings are very generous. The restaurant is a bit crowded and noisy but overall a good choice for Italian food.

Thank Traveler326
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard menu you'd expect, well-prepared and presented. Service was good. Wine list is decent and prices are fair. There are certainly better Italian Restaurants but compared to others in similar location in suburban shopping areas, Francesco's deserves the 5-star rating.

Thank capngeo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the strip mall fool you. Classy, intimate restaurant with fantastic food and wine selection. The servers are happy to serve you and appreciate your business. Food selection is excellent. Several options for vegetarians. Highly recommend.

Thank Debbie H
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this gem on a recent trip to Williamsburg, Virginia. Great food, atmosphere and service . Osso Bucco the special was outstanding as we're all the other entrees enjoyed by our party.

1 Thank eaj501
Friendswood, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Tortellini Ripieni with gnocchi with pink alfredo - it was delicious! The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. I would go back again. It brought back memories of the grand canal in Venice.

1 Thank Fireauntx
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes a lot to impress me and I rarely give 5 stars, but so glad we tried this place. It is very deserving of a high review. It was the only Italian restaurant in the area that was both rated high and had more than one entrée that interested me. It reminds me of Northern Italy type of cuisine.... More 

1 Thank free2venture
Bolivia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit here. Great Italian food and the atmosphere inviting. There bread was super, salad great and the main entrees were outstanding. Our waitress Debbie did an excellent job was attentive with great suggestions. We will be back here on our next visit without a doubt.

1 Thank Jjfrog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6524 Richmond Rd Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-345-0557

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Williamsburg, Virginia

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