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324 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
+1 207-622-1110
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bath, Maine
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

This place had been recommended to me by a friend who previously sent me to a GREAT restaurant. Sadly, they went out of business. I'm going to have to say, this place will too. It was empty on a Saturday nite. The special that night was "Pasta Primavera"- it was mainly re-heated frozen green beans that were rubbery for the... More 

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2 Thank Leslie N
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Sorry Francesca's.... horrible, over-priced food. $22.00 for 3 pieces of dried out, bland Manicotti.... are you kidding me?! Ordered stuffed mushrooms..... it was one big mushroom, tons of dry, uncooked stuffing inside and some gross sauce over the top that made the whole dish purple. Salad was wilted sour greens, and as I already eluded to, the Manicotti was a... More 

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2 Thank Melissa H
Auburn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Let me start off by saying that I had heard some great things about Francesca's so I decided that on date night with the husband, which only happens about once a month, we would venture out to try their food. I will not be going again....and.....I know feel guilty for the $80 that we spent there, because it could have... More 

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2 Thank Sara M
Augusta, Maine
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We are local & also had heard wildly divergent reviews of this place. Our experience was spectacularly average. The service was okay, adequate if not memorable, although no one seemed very interested in being there. The food was okay: well prepared in the sense that everything was cooked but not overcooked & flavors were balanced/appropriate to the dishes, but not... More 

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1 Thank Chellie R
Clinton, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from being entirely comfortable with not a care in the world? I get my 'warm and fuzzy feeling' from Francesca's. My best friend and I hadn't seen each other in weeks due to the usual Holiday rush - you know how it is, if you don't hit the ground running after... More 

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Thank Reisla C
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

I love that they make it a point to do custom dishes for their patrons! I was in here for lunch the other day and I had the chicken cacciatore which was made for me with angel hair pasta and all the right spices. It was one of the best meals I've ever had, my wife has almost had to... More 

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3 Thank Naseem N
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

A friend who frequently dines here suggested Francesca's and told me that they had a new menu, so I decided to go and check it out. The new menu is absolutely fabulous. The price points are great and I like the wide selection. We weren't too sure what to try first, but the staff was friendly and knowledgeable about everything... More 

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4 Thank Felicia F
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

My husband and I were treated wonderfully and thoughtfully! This seems like an odd way to describe restaurant service, but I couldn't call it anything else. Our server was attentive and made sure we were alright - asking if we wanted lemon in our water, if the food was warm enough, spicy enough, and overall good enough. Each answer was... More 

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5 Thank Celia B
Winthrop, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

I don't understand the bad reviews. My wife and I have had dinner twice this month at Francesca's and everything has been excellent from service to food. We have travelled extensively and found their meals to be some of the best Italian dishes that we have eaten and probably their mussel appetizer is the best. Fran and her husband, Jim,... More 

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4 Thank Larry8555
Woodsville, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

Went there for lunch and we were the only customers in the place and that should have been a tip off. Inexperienced and untrained waiter. I ordered off the lunch menu which is very limited. Spaghetti and meatballs and the soup of the day which was clam chowder. The clam chowder contained undercooked potatoes and very little clams but i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-1110

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