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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

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7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stromboli was so good that we are going back today to get it again! The pizza was bland and overpriced and the Italian wedding soup was disappointing to say the least. Staff was very friendly. I'm going back for the Stromboli which was decently priced and fed 2 adults.

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Thank Bryan T
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We look forward to having the opportunity to serving you again! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Lebanon, New Jersey
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1,218 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to find and try independent unique places, and this one qualifies. They make subs, salads, soups, sell sliced deli meats, hard-to-get Italian groceries, and yes, pizza. Unfortunately, the pizza was not very good. You know how a crust is dry when you re-heat leftover? [PS - don't heat your leftover pizza, eat it cold or room temp.] Well,... More 

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North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While sitting by our pool we decided we didn't feel like getting dressed and driving to our favorite "off Island" Italian restaurant so we checked trip advisor and read the reviews for Francesco's. We decided to order To Go instead of worrying about wait times(Thanksgiving weekend). Order was ready at the time they stated, everything was correct and hot. We... More 

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Thank hapenow
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! For future reference, please address any concerns immediately with Francesco. Be sure to like us on Facebook. Ciao! More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Fort Myers Beach we picked up their togo menu from our rented condo. To our surprise this little piece of heaven was tucked into a strip mall. Good Stromboli and one of the best antipasto salads We have ever had. All at the right price.

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Thank reck2468
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Molte grazie! Thank you so much for the tremendous feedback. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Berlin, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most delicious lasagna here at Francesco's. Would highly recommend stopping here for eat in or take out.

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Thank gadomski37
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Molte grazie! Our lasagna is always a great option, whether dining-in or our famous "Heat & Eat" to-go option. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Dyer, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The spaghetti with homemade meat sauce and meatballs was delicious!! We went back another night for a pizza and it was very good too. A small deli with a few tables...very casual. Loved it!

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Thank Dolores W
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Molte grazie! We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped in to Francesca's today in the Santini Plaza and enjoyed an Italian sub. I've had their pizza before and enjoyed it very much, so I thought I'd try something different. Fresh and good quality meats and bread. This quaint little deli reminds me of Italy. I did a pano shot as I thought this place was really quaint. Frank... More 

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Thank RickLPerry
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Molte grazie! Thank you for the tremendous feedback! We hope to see you again in the near future. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting Fort Myers Beach for the first time, one of the first places we went for dinner was Francesco's. It is a unique experience. The place is small but you feel like you get to eat in the families restaurant/deli. It is really neat and the food is unbelievable. We shared an incredible Greek salad and an amazing deluxe Pizza.... More 

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Thank Weejen L
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! At Francesco's we believe all of our guests are family! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Decatur, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Francesco's Italian Deli and Pizzeria is the best place to get real home cooked Italian food. The pizzas are fantastic, the strombolis are delicious and large enough to feed three people. Great little diner with friendly owner and staff. Will definitely eat here again when we return to Fort Myers Beach.

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Thank boiler21
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Molte grazie! Our strombolis are always a guest favorite. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great little place set back in Santini Plaza. Excellent deli food. One of the best pizzas we ever had. Lazagna and strombolis are excellent. 38 years on the beach should say something about this neat New York style restaurant.

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Thank smsgt178
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again in the near future. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5634
Description
If the food we serve is not fit for our table, you can rest assured it won't sit on yours... The history of Francesco's is a tale of two unique stories that eventually became one. Founded by Jimmy Greco on Beth Page, Long Island in 1958, the deli has served its guests with authentic Italian food for nearly 60 years. In 1978, Greco moved to Fort Myers Beach and renamed the deli Greco's Mousetrap Italian Delicatessen. Over the next two decades Greco's established itself as the preeminent Italian deli on Fort Myers Beach. Enter Francesco Razzano, Sr. In 1998, Razzano was looking for a new opportunity. Having recently sold his bar restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Francesco was tired of the cold winters and pondered a move south. When he learned of an Italian deli for sale in Fort Myers Beach, Razzano jumped at the chance to fulfill a life long dream. Born in Cervino, (Caserta) Italy, Francesco immigrated with his family to Ellwood City, PA in 1955. While he never forgot his heritage, Razzano embraced the opportunities his adopted country afforded him. Following service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, Francesco settled in Midland, PA where he owned and operated Frankie's Tavern for nearly twenty years. Even though Frankie's wasn't an Italian restaurant, Razzano never forgot his roots. It certainly wasn't unusual to find Francesco in the kitchen making an impromptu homemade pizza or filleting smelts for his patrons. Since acquiring the deli in 1998, it has been Francesco's goal is to provide his guests with the finest Italian cuisine using the same recipes he was raised with.

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