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Francesca's Wine Bar and Bistro

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Wine Bar, American
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150 Main St, Collinsville, CT 06019-3139
+1 860-352-8157
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

but our friends just love this place! I found it very loud & crowded, reservations on the weekend is a must. While I enjoyed by meal, my husband & friends did not & it is pricey. Will pass the next time they suggest this place.

Thank barbara g
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Francesca's is a favorite local spot. Whether we are dining at the bar, table or al fresco, the team at Francescas is friendly, attentive and personal. Food is fresh and consistently delicious. Specials change daily are are most creative and eclectic. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Theresa B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is amazing gem found in the center of Collinsville, not only does the restaurant have charm, the staff is attentive and right on their game. Besides that, I went with a group of friends and every one of us Loved our food, from the appetizers to the dessert which was outstanding (homemade ice cream) not to mention the pomegranate... More 

Thank Gerianne R
Bristol, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We stopped here before antiquing one afternoon. The arugula salad was superb as was the Italian ciabatta! We sat outside-atmosphere was wonderful and enjoyed the quant peaceful area. The wine list was decent but as an avid California wine drinker, I would have loved to see some more CA wines on their list! Overall a wonderful hidden gem, great for... More 

Thank LBC_Wanderlust
Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I dine here at least 3 times a month always bringing guests from other parts of the state. The food is yummy, staff is great, wine selection #1 and the new chef/owner Jared is doing marvelous things with the menu. The menu changes each week with specials and local fare. We bring guests from other towns(West Hartford) and they rave... More 

Thank darlar1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I am surprised this place is still in business. They are not shy with pricing and the food is good but small portions. They sell the wine like it is special but it is just over priced. Very small place but we did have a great time. It's like a house party with a bar.

1 Thank Donald R
Easton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stumbled upon this little jewel in the sleepy town of Collinsville, Ct. On Saturday afternoon for an early dinner! What a gem.....we enjoyed everything.....marinated artichokes, arancino, lamb sliders and meatballs. My 4yr old grandson also enjoyed his chicken cutlet! The friendly and helpful staff must also be reconized! We will definitely go back to enjoy their extensive dinner menu!

Thank Anita M
Winsted, Connecticut
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We have been twice for lunch and both times the food was excellent. The wine list is great and the food is exceptionally good. It has great service and wonderful atmosphere. It is located in Collinsville, a quaint village which is part of the town of Canton, Connecticut. There is a nearby paved trail along the scenic Farmington River, large... More 

Thank Diane M
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142 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Went with another couple. Reservation was honored. Warm reception. Knowledgeable server. Great wine suggestions. Cheese plate well done.Spinach dip excellent. Entrees attractively prepared and presented. Kudos. We had pork, Baked Cod, Scallops and I had the Lamb Sliders. All delicious. We shared great desserts. Fine evening!

Thank RoboReviewer45
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent. Wine choices are plentiful. Staff is friendly. Summer seating outdoors is so relaxing.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Main St, Collinsville, CT 06019-3139
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-352-8157

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