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Francesca's Italian Bistro

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1203 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3116
+1 860-498-0626
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 15:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Francesca's because my wife loves the food. It's an old story, but one every guy should pay attention to: happy wife, happy life. For me, a $100 for an Italian dinner for two is over the top. The Coors Light I ordered was the most I've ever paid for bottled beer served in a glass outside of... More 

1 Thank Jack S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Saturday night dinner, one waitress ,11 tables,she stated she is always the only waitress. One hour wait for a good homemade meal,small salad lettuce,olives 2 cherry tomatoes. House wine $12.00 glass.Clams and linguini good limited clams, veal cacciatore,more olives,onions,peppers 3 small pieces of chewy veal.maybe 1/2 cup pasta, again good tasting ,but not worth $26.00.Waitress pleasant and attentive when she... More 

Thank meloniep82
Connecticut, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My Italian husband and I went out tonight for our anniversary. We had the most amazing meals at this restaurant! The food is just SO good! Everything is so obviously fresh and of high end quality! We had fresh, hot bread, fried mozzarella that almost melts in your mouth and meals that we couldn't finish with our best efforts! I... More 

1 Thank Laurie61
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Absolutely awful. The worst Italian food I ever tasted. Maybe the worst food ever. A glass of cheap wine costs $12. The calamari oreganati was rubbery and tasted like plastic. The linguine and clams was absolutely disgusting. The linguine was completely overcooked. The clams were obviously canned chopped clams. Oddly, in a sad attempt at making it look like fresh... More 

Thank nytravel2016
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stop here while visiting our son at UCONN and were so impressed with the authentic Italian food. The cook is from Sicily and does a fantastic job of cooking fresh and delicious food. Brie was the best at getting us seated for 3 and was a great server !! Order the Eggplant with Ricotta cheese and spinach. It is... More 

Thank gregmNY
new jersey
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159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Francesca's for a second time and had an excellent dinner. The service is very personalized and attentive. We had the calamari appetizer which was very good. One dinner had chicken in a unique orange cream sauce. The other had an eggplant-prosciutto dish. Both were really good. Serving size was more than ample. The wine list focuses on... More 

Thank henry21_7
Coventry, CT
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food here is always perfect! It's a very small restaurant so reservations on Thursdays through Saturdays are always a good idea. The staff is polite and friendly also. This is a gem for the town of Coventry!

Thank ntrtainr
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in eastern Ct. We have been here numerous times and it never disappoints. We usually have Gina for a waitress but tonight we had Kortney. This is family! They all treat you like you are a part of their family and the food that Sal prepares is beyond awesome! Number One... More 

Thank FJtravelingpenguine
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere! Owners have done a great job improving outside and inside of a small area!

Thank Lee B
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37 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I know it happens but I found a hair in a pasta dish I had ordered! I had visited this restaurant when if first opened, about a week new. It was too small of a place with your typical Italian dishes. I ordered a simple pasta dish and no more than a bite in did I find a hair that... More 

Thank Toni-Marie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +1 860-498-0626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?