Francesco's Ristorante & Pizzeria
Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza
Price Range: $
Francesco's has a decidedly more upscale atmosphere than your average grab-a-slice pizzeria to be sure, but stuffy it isn't. Its broad menu, often accented by a wonderful appetizer and entree special,... Read More
Francesco's has a decidedly more upscale atmosphere than your average grab-a-slice pizzeria to be sure, but stuffy it isn't. Its broad menu, often accented by a wonderful appetizer and entree special, will not disappoint, and its pizza, gooey, hot from the oven and generously topped is really, really good. Try one of the house pies, Quattro Stagioni, with ham, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and roasted red peppers, is exceptional, or create your own. And it's always fun to check out the action in the eatery's open kitchen where the staffers seem to be enjoying themselves amid the fray. Reservations are recommended for busy weekend nights.
400 S. Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
- Pizza: "Save room for dessert in the form of the rich, warm cassata al forno, a traditional Sicilian ricotta cake studded with chocolate morsels."
- Best for Pizza Because: Francesco's: Excellent pizza to satisfy your craving, excellent food for those in the mood for something else.
- Italian: "If you're watching your wheat intake and tend to avoid Italian restaurants, you can dine at Francesco's without fear and with pizza – the gluten-free variety, of course."
- Best for Italian Because: Great ambiance, inside and out, and bar-top, kitchen-view seating where you can take in the kitchen action help make Francesco's a fun place to dine.
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