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Francesco's Ristorante

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318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
+1 860-296-3024
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12:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
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glastonbury, CT USA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We always love coming to Francesco's. Our dinner's are scrumptious and the staff is always friendly and acomodating

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Thank rosesblues
Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Was wondering about in despair on election night and decided to get some comfort food. Discovered this place by chance and was very pleased. Seems family run - not sure - and you get a nice welcome in that kind in-you-face New York Italian kind of way. Took me a minute or two to realize they were being nice, not... More 

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Thank Weej1967
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Delicious! Starting with the superb cocktails, delicious hot crusty home made bread, home made soups, appetizers like the huge freezing cold shrimp cocktail or seafood stuffed mushrooms, delicious salads, cooked to order entrees, and tasty desserts. Top with an espresso, cappuccino or Limoncello, for a perfect dining experience. The soups and red sauce are the best in the city!

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Thank foodpassionista2016
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The waitstaff is on their game, always attentive and helpful. The food is very good and would say one of the best in the area. Expect good size portions and happy to accommodate special requests. Very good wine selection

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2 Thank Mmm_good_food3
Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Among the best of the best! It's pricey, but well worth it to celebrate special occasion. Wife and I went to celebrate our birthdays along with friends to celebrate their first semi-anniversary. Let's start with the food - superb. We had a Brochette plate appetizer for the table and three of us had the Manhattan clam chowder. The app was... More 

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1 Thank Larry B
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Larry! Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear everyone loved their food and that we're your new celebration spot. The freshness of our dishes and attentiveness of our team is something we pride ourselves on. We'll be sure to pass the compliment along. Be sure to visit us Monday-Wednesday for 25% off bottles of wine! More 

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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My cousin eats here often and after seeing all his pictures I'm so glad I got to experience it for myself. Our server Jim was awesome and the owner is so sweet. Everything we had was amazing the chicken princess delicious !!!! Restaurant is huge and I can only image how full they get at dinner time. I work in... More 

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1 Thank Jtb51212
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Our large space is great for hosting celebrations of all kinds. Our space is even larger with the warm weather, enjoy our patio this Spring and Summer. Every Monday-Wednesday bottles of wine are 25% off—stop in for some sunshine and wine! More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to eat here for Restaurant Week. The reservation was for 7 on a Friday night. There were a number of tables seated and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I had Salad, Lobster Ravioli and Ricotta Cake, as well as a glass of House Cabernet. It was all quite delicious and the wait staff was very... More 

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1 Thank Heidi S
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting during Taste of Hartford! Our Lobster Ravioli is a favorite here at Francesco's—glad you enjoyed it! Be sure to visit again, we promise to continue to knock your socks off every time! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Everything was excellent from the fresh baked bread to the very tender veal parm. We split calamari as an appetizer. Took home Hal our meals for tonight. Very good service!

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1 Thank JimB8956
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we're glad you enjoyed your food with us, and as leftovers! Join us Monday - Wednesday for 25% off bottles of wine! More 

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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We had a wonderful fresh meal and the service was superb. We had the anti pasta and I ordered the swordfish piccata special. Everything is very fresh and delicious.

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1 Thank Allilluu
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We use only fresh ingredients and pride ourselves on making our customer's mouths water – come back soon! More 

Avon, CT
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I have been here several times and the place is consistantly great. A very nice menu and good selection of wines. Prices are very reasonable and the service is very good. If you want something and it snot on the menu ask and I bet they would make it. If the weather is good be sure to sit outside.

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1 Thank Walter11_22
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Don't forget we have 25% off bottles of wine Monday-Wednesday! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-3024

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