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“Nice little Italian”

Francesco's New York PIzzeria & Restaurant
Ranked #281 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Sarasota's best Italian restaurant & Pizzeria. As soon as you walk in the aromas will bring you back to Sunday dinners at Nonna's house. Serving the best food for over 10 years. Voted Best Pizza and Best Speciality Pizza. Serving thin crust hand tossed NY style pizza. Excellent chicken, veal & seafood dishes. Extensive list of Salads and vegetarian options. Famous bruschetta appetizer like no other. Homemade sinful creamy tiramisu. Cozy, casual atmosphere.
Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice little Italian”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Cozy little Italian restaurant set in a strip mall, food is pretty good and the Pizza is exceptional

Visited December 2011
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Awesome Italian food!”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We are from Rhode Island which has many excellent Italian restaurants. Francesco's has the best Italian food I have had in a restaurant anywhere. The marinara sauce is excellent and their pizza is great. They have nightly specials which are really great for those on a budget. (Any size pizza on Thursday with I think 5 toppings for $10)
It's small, so get there early.

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2 Thank AnnaFlorida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love, love, love it!!”
Reviewed December 25, 2011

Went for Christmas eve, had the best chicken piccata ever! If u are in the area it is a must if you like great food and service.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!!!”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

My wife and I tried Francesco's pizza last night and loved it. Lot's of gooey cheese and plenty of toppings. Beings we now live only 2 to 3 miles away from this establishment I am sure we will go back to try their pasta dishes as well. The place itself is quite nice inside and has a great atmosphere!

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2 Thank EugeneW8874
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sarasotamama, Owner at Francesco's New York PIzzeria & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 20, 2011
We are so happy that you loved your pizza! We make our dough from scratch and cook it right on the stone....NY Style!!! We are so glad that you found us and look forward to serving you again!
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midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Absolute perfection”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

First I must mention, this is a small restaurant. I would guess maybe 12 to 15 tables. Don't let this scare you off. The food is fabulous. The service was excellent. We had two entrees and our bill came to $32 for dinner. We took food home because the portions were generous. I would highly recommond this restaurant. We are planning on going again.

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sarasotamama, Owner at Francesco's New York PIzzeria & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 20, 2011
Thank you for your kind review! We have just started a new Early Bird Special, 3 courses for $10.99 from 4-5pm. We like our cozy little restaurant and are glad you feel the same way!!
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