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Francesca's Italian Bistro

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1203 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3116
+1 860-498-0626
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 15:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Coventry, Connecticut
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch today, and it was wonderful. We were immediately served rolls that were fresh from the oven. I chose stuffed rigatoni with a pesto salad. The pesto, homemade on the premises, had tiny pieces of fresh basil. I believe the rigatoni was also homemade and stuffed with cheese. I relished every one of them. My... More 

Thank Cathy K
Coventry, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Cozy atmosphere. The best Italian food in the area. Wine is overpriced however. They did an amazing job renovating the previous establishment

Thank paul m
Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I can't comment on the food here because we never made it to the table. We arrived for dinner on a Saturday evening and had made a reservation at the urging of our hosts who said it was a small venue. When we entered the restaurant, at least 10 people were already waiting in an area that was crushed right... More 

Thank Robin D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We go to Francesca's because my wife loves the food. It's an old story, but one every guy should pay attention to: happy wife, happy life. For me, a $100 for an Italian dinner for two is over the top. The Coors Light I ordered was the most I've ever paid for bottled beer served in a glass outside of... More 

2 Thank Jack S
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Saturday night dinner, one waitress ,11 tables,she stated she is always the only waitress. One hour wait for a good homemade meal,small salad lettuce,olives 2 cherry tomatoes. House wine $12.00 glass.Clams and linguini good limited clams, veal cacciatore,more olives,onions,peppers 3 small pieces of chewy veal.maybe 1/2 cup pasta, again good tasting ,but not worth $26.00.Waitress pleasant and attentive when she... More 

Thank meloniep82
Connecticut, USA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My Italian husband and I went out tonight for our anniversary. We had the most amazing meals at this restaurant! The food is just SO good! Everything is so obviously fresh and of high end quality! We had fresh, hot bread, fried mozzarella that almost melts in your mouth and meals that we couldn't finish with our best efforts! I... More 

1 Thank Laurie61
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Absolutely awful. The worst Italian food I ever tasted. Maybe the worst food ever. A glass of cheap wine costs $12. The calamari oreganati was rubbery and tasted like plastic. The linguine and clams was absolutely disgusting. The linguine was completely overcooked. The clams were obviously canned chopped clams. Oddly, in a sad attempt at making it look like fresh... More 

Thank nytravel2016
New York City, New York
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428 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stop here while visiting our son at UCONN and were so impressed with the authentic Italian food. The cook is from Sicily and does a fantastic job of cooking fresh and delicious food. Brie was the best at getting us seated for 3 and was a great server !! Order the Eggplant with Ricotta cheese and spinach. It is... More 

Thank gregmNY
new jersey
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163 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Francesca's for a second time and had an excellent dinner. The service is very personalized and attentive. We had the calamari appetizer which was very good. One dinner had chicken in a unique orange cream sauce. The other had an eggplant-prosciutto dish. Both were really good. Serving size was more than ample. The wine list focuses on... More 

Thank henry21_7
Coventry, CT
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food here is always perfect! It's a very small restaurant so reservations on Thursdays through Saturdays are always a good idea. The staff is polite and friendly also. This is a gem for the town of Coventry!

Thank ntrtainr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +1 860-498-0626

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