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Francesco's Ristorante

318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
+1 860-296-3024
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
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318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1850
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Ok, to begin with the soda was watered down. I ordered a different type and that one was watered down as well. I think that they assume everyone will have alcohol mixed in with it. Second, the portions as small and bland. Way overpriced and...More

Thank Simsbur7
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We have loved going here for over 12 years. Top notch wait staff, excellent food and lovely outdoor patio. Last three times...not so much. Foods good but not outstanding. Wine list diminished with each visit. The heart of this restaurant is gone.

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Went to this lovely Italian restaurant to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed a delicious dinner. The food was wonderful and shared a great bottle of red Italian wine which is 25% off on Wednesdays. Meals are perfectly prepared and the hot crusty bread was delicious...More

Thank votfinoski
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank rosesblues
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Weej1967
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank foodpassionista2016
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

2  Thank Mmm_good_food3
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...More

1  Thank Larry B
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Jtb51212
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

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!

Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank Heidi S
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Francesco's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

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!

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3 October 2016|
Response from Allilluu | Reviewed this property |
I see there was a review 2 days ago so I would think they are open but probably best to call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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