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) #18 of 20 Restaurants in Hallowell ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
+1 207-622-1110
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible38%
28 Aug 2015
“Francesca's went out of business.... years ago!”
22 Aug 2015
“Closed, but not missed”
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324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

In it's place is a new restaurant known as "Brews 'n Views." Good food, good beer and incredible views of the Kennebec River! Be entertained by the jumping sturgeon as you wine and dine! My ratings below are for Brews 'n Views.

Thank bkadler
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went out of business several years ago. The food was mediocre at best. The owner appeared to go out of her way to annoy and alienate her customers. Good riddance.

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The owner of Francesca's suffered some serious health problems in the Spring of 2013. They were able to keep the reataurant open for a while.... but, according to the owner's husband, have closed the restaurant effective June 30, 2013. Nice people -- too bad they...More

Thank MainerOnTheGo
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I have been there 3 times. The first time it had been open only about a month. Food was OK but very pricy for Italian food. Went again a few weeks later. ordered the same dish. It was TOTALLY different from the first time I...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 15 February 2013

My wife and I had dined here on at least 4 other occasions. They were all pleasant visits but somewhat pricey which I do not mind if the food and service are good. Our last visit on Valentine's Day was a complete disaster. First all...More

3  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Not even close to real italian. they don't know what a cutlet is. I heard them advertised as "The best italian in Maine". Not even close

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

The mussels we ordered were so obviously rancid that we smelled them before we saw them. Had we eaten them we surely would have been sick, and it is frightening that the chef even served them. Unfortunately we did not take a hint and leave...More

2  Thank jrylandt
Reviewed 12 December 2012

We dined at Francesca's in October; very few customers so it was very quiet; waitstaff was efficient; food was quite good; the decor could use some help to make for more intimate dining.

Thank 66birchpoint
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We had dinner last night and were happily surprised to have a fantastic dinner. Started with bread and a garlicy spicy olive oil dip. My wife had Chicken Carbonara which was garlicy, delicious, and had enough to take home a serving for lunch. I had...More

Thank middleagedtraveler53
Reviewed 12 September 2012

We ate here Sept. 11 weboth enjoyed our dinners. Portions were large,. we each took homepart of our dinners to enjoy another day. There were many choiceson the menu. The waiter was attentive and very eager to please the customers.I had a veal dish ,my...More

1  Thank Owen P
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-1110
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