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186 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
+1 212-721-0066
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local recommended Francesco's for a slice. I ordered a slice of cheese and a coke. The cost was $4.35, I couldn't believe it. What a great price! The pizza was good, I have had better. I went outside and enjoyed the slice while sitting on the cement stoop by the window sill and took in Francesco's delivery bikes come and... More 

Thank SweetLou1969
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

My family orders from Francesco all the time for a reason. Unlike many of the New York pizza joints, Francesco is not one dimensional in their delivery of Italian. Behind the typical pizza by the slice dinning area with it's pizzas on display and ovens is a full and very complete menu of dishes that are not only well prepared... More 

Thank David B
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a whim that the pizzas on display looked great. So glad I did! I had the Vodka penne pizza and it was incredible! Having an Italian background, I can tell what's authentic and this is! The crust is thin, yet crunchy and the perfect amount of sauce and topping. The garlic knots are incredible also! The dough... More 

Thank alycat5883
New York, NY
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I live in Manhattan and eat at Francesco at least once a month. It's my go to place whenever I see something at Lincoln Center. The food is delicious and cheap, the staff is friendly. I've never had a bad meal there. Perfect for either a nice dinner with a friend or partner, or a quick slice alone.

Thank LadiesVoices
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have been a loyal customer for 15 years, The place is large, clean, the staff always nice, fast and attentive. The pizza is excellent - I like the cheese is light, not salty or greasy. One of my favorite is the Pasta Fagioli and Spinach Soup and also we enjoyed the desserts Tartufo and Nutela pie. They offered a... More 

Thank Julia C
Newcastle upon Tyne
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569 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had to do the NYC pizza slice thing and this was the place we found. A rarity (or so we found) as it also sold beer! Not the friendliest but who cares. The pizza was yummy!

1 Thank Thumbelina P
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175 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Great place for some pizza. Good pizzas, good people. The place is not so big, but not full of people. So it's quiet and nice.

1 Thank Tof L
Caracas, Venezuela
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is your typical local pizza joint with better than average food quality. Thay serve pizza well into the wee hours. Breakfasts are also fine, and not expensive. Service can be iffy in the mornings.

Thank Santiago M
Edina, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Whole box of food for $14 with great flavor. Rest of menu looks great and would stop in again to hit that slice fix.

1 Thank spanlaketraveler
Battambang, Cambodia
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268 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this new pizza place whilst looking for somewhere to grab a quick bite. I got a piece of pizza with cheese and fresh tomatoes and I wouldn't say it was great, but it wasn't bad. A bit pricey but I didn't expect any different considering the neighbourhood.

Thank Joey613

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-5104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-721-0066

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

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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