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Francesca's Wine Bar and Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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150 Main St, Collinsville, CT 06019-3139
+1 860 352 8157
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

From the beautiful decorations, to the friendly staff (Francesca herself if you're lucky!) to the wine, food, and dessert, it's well worth a stop. The short ribs are out of this world tender as are the gnocchi with lamb. The lobster ravioli were perfectly cooked in a well balanced sauce. To top it off the prices are quite reasonable. Will... More 

Thank Eli M
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Yeah!!! They're back. Stopped in to congratulate on reopening and grab a bite. Nice start to our meal with infused olive oil and fresh bread, nice touch. Escarole and beans--tasty and delicious. Roasted eggplant meatballs were light and flavorful. The accompanying tomato sauce was fresh and garlicky. The tagliatelle ala Norma was amazing. Fresh pasta with roasted eggplant melts in... More 

Thank Michelle S
Litchfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

but our friends just love this place! I found it very loud & crowded, reservations on the weekend is a must. While I enjoyed by meal, my husband & friends did not & it is pricey. Will pass the next time they suggest this place.

Thank barbara g
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Francesca's is a favorite local spot. Whether we are dining at the bar, table or al fresco, the team at Francescas is friendly, attentive and personal. Food is fresh and consistently delicious. Specials change daily are are most creative and eclectic. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Theresa B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is amazing gem found in the center of Collinsville, not only does the restaurant have charm, the staff is attentive and right on their game. Besides that, I went with a group of friends and every one of us Loved our food, from the appetizers to the dessert which was outstanding (homemade ice cream) not to mention the pomegranate... More 

Thank Gerianne R
Bristol, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped here before antiquing one afternoon. The arugula salad was superb as was the Italian ciabatta! We sat outside-atmosphere was wonderful and enjoyed the quant peaceful area. The wine list was decent but as an avid California wine drinker, I would have loved to see some more CA wines on their list! Overall a wonderful hidden gem, great for... More 

Thank LBC_Wanderlust
Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I dine here at least 3 times a month always bringing guests from other parts of the state. The food is yummy, staff is great, wine selection #1 and the new chef/owner Jared is doing marvelous things with the menu. The menu changes each week with specials and local fare. We bring guests from other towns(West Hartford) and they rave... More 

Thank darlar1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I am surprised this place is still in business. They are not shy with pricing and the food is good but small portions. They sell the wine like it is special but it is just over priced. Very small place but we did have a great time. It's like a house party with a bar.

1 Thank Donald R
Easton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stumbled upon this little jewel in the sleepy town of Collinsville, Ct. On Saturday afternoon for an early dinner! What a gem.....we enjoyed everything.....marinated artichokes, arancino, lamb sliders and meatballs. My 4yr old grandson also enjoyed his chicken cutlet! The friendly and helpful staff must also be reconized! We will definitely go back to enjoy their extensive dinner menu!

Thank Anita M
Winsted, Connecticut
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We have been twice for lunch and both times the food was excellent. The wine list is great and the food is exceptionally good. It has great service and wonderful atmosphere. It is located in Collinsville, a quaint village which is part of the town of Canton, Connecticut. There is a nearby paved trail along the scenic Farmington River, large... More 

Thank Diane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Main St, Collinsville, CT 06019-3139
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860 352 8157

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