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“Nice deli in Troy”
Review of Francesca's - CLOSED

Francesca's
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Grabbed lunch at Francesca's today.

Parking is on the street which is a Pay Park area. Credit card and coins are taken at the kiosk. Be sure to put the ticket on your dashboard to avoid a ticket.

Accessibility: there are no stairs going into the restaurant. The space is somewhat tight so it may be difficult for someone with a large walker or a power chair to navigate.

Menu: This is strictly a breakfast and lunch spot (open M-F 7:30AM to 4:30 PM).The breakfast menu features various bagels with assorted toppings (butter, PB, Cream cheese, tomatoes) croissants, muffins, ciabatta with the afore mentioned toppings, hot oatmeal, various breakfast sandwicjes and two breakfast wraps. There is a large assortment of coffees that are listed on the blackboard behind he counter. The lunch menu features 5 salads, 6 gourmet sandwiches, all the usual types of deli sandwiches, and an array of grilled sandwiches, as well as soup of the day. Prices range from $1.35 to $6.95 fir breakfast with the average around $3, and lunch menu prices range from $4.25 to $9.95 with the average around $6. If you friend them on Facebook you will get a posting about what the soup and the daily specials are each day.

I ordered the Murano (the daily special: a grilled sandwich with salami, ham, provolone, roasted red peppers, red onion, tomatoes and field green) and the Julius Ceasar sandwich (also available as a wrap) that consisted of chicken, field greens, roasted red peppers, smoked mozzarella, red onions and Caesar dressing on a roll. Sandwiches are served with a bag of chips and a pickle. Be forewarned that the sandwiches are HUGE! Both my better half and I could only finish half of our respective sandwich. There was a good half pound of grilled chicken on the Caesar Sandwich. It was so large I had to half it and eat it as open faced sandwich because I could not get it in my mouth. While hubby managed to eat his as a sandwich, it was a stretch, with a huge mound of salami and ham on nicely grilled bread. The ingredients are very fresh, and the sandwiches are made fresh to order.

The staff is very friendly, and the owner Francesca chats with customers while waiting for their sandwiches to grill. It is obvious that there are many regulars, as the staff cheerfully greeted each by name as they came in, and they knew the "regular" order for a number of them.

Seating is limited and in nice weather there are tables outside to accommodate more guests.

If you are in Troy during the week, and are looking for a ridiculously large, yummy sandwich or salad, you definitely need to give Francesca's a try.

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1  Thank Mrs-K-albany
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Fran's is a local business persons go to lunch spot. Fran makes all orders herself except the soup which her mother assists with, clam chowder on Fridays is a must! Fran goes out of her way to address you by name and chat you up for a moment while she prepares your lunch order. reasonable prices, best bet to call ahead if you can.

Thank Kristin S
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Francesca's is awsum! Great food and soup at a great price. It really doesn't get better than this. And the help is a happy helpful bunch!

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Thank JVRyan
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great little coffee shop with sandwiches and soups. Good downtown location with a nice neighborhood feel. Certainly no reason to bother with Duncan Donuts with this place so close by. If you haven't been, give it a try.

Note: The Pasta Fazul (sp?) is outstanding.

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Thank DonBong
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Troy, NY has some excellent places to eat, especially for lunch. Within a block or two of where I work in downtown there are actually so many choices that I sometimes find myself unable to decide where to go. Francesca's is always at the top of my list. The sandwiches are generous, and very tasty and customers are greeted as if they are old friends, which some of them are. It can be crowded, but that is a sign of its justified popularity. I only give this 4 stars because I would like to reserve 5 for the truly top of the line restaurant. You will fine that in Troy too.

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Thank PainterRob
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