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Francesco's Ristorante and Pizzeria

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400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Winter Park, Florida
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and service as we have come to expect. Well done, happy fifth anniversary and all the best for the next five!

Thank JPM0713
Winter Park, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started going there on the recommendation of some friends we trust. It was even better than what they proclaimed would be a great experience. The servers are very good and well trained, and the Chef, Francesco, is a warm and delightful man who must use secret ingredients because the food is fantastic. Actually, he makes everything fresh to order,... More 

Thank Frank C
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had not been to Francesco's in some time, but a friend wanted to go last Friday evening. The waiter told us of a "special" that reminded me of chicken scarpariello, except it was made with thin slices of veal, not chicken. Neither was there any lemon that I tasted. There were veal slices, plenty of slices of Italian sausage,... More 

Thank wagesq
Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We surprised the staff when we told them we would like to get married and then have dinner in their small private dining room. They had never had a wedding before but the staff was more than accommodating. They even pulled candles and orchids from the main dining room to help with the decorating. They printed up the menu for... More 

Thank Sandra G
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! Authentic Italian Cuisine, very warm and inviting atmosphere, superb service!!! Warm house bread is brought to the table to start. Since there were three of us dining, we started with the Crostini di Pollo. For our main dishes...I had the Pollo Siciliano, my husband had the Lasagna, and my father had Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. All were very generous portions... More 

Thank musicandwine
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a great restaurant with all items homemade. Service is always good and the servers are friendly. Kids are welcome. Portions are large and plenty to take home for another meal.

Thank vacationgirl3414
Maitland, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love their steamed mussels! You may not find them on the menu, but you can ask for them anyway. We always have them as a shared appetizer. Be sure to dip your bread in the sauce, it's delicious.

Thank Janan S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wow this place is Primo ! Great atmosphere ! best penne in vodka sauce hands down! If you are in Maitland Mange Italia!

Thank CaribbeanPioneergirl
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Francesco's serves beautiful fresh food, perfectly cooked. Locals cherish this place. You will find families, couples on dates, business meetings and anyone who loves food. My favorite is the eggplant parm, but everything is magnificent. Chef Francesco is known for his fish preparations so always ask about the fish of the day. You may ask to have the preparation changed... More 

Thank spikerugg
Altamonte Springs, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Started the evening fun & strong with 13 of us, enjoying each other's company and some apps. Then things took a turn and although our waiter was amazing and did all that he could do, the owner (who is the cook in an open kitchen, so he's right there) would not even look us in the eyes! We watched as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Maitland
  • Phone Number: 407-960-5533
In the authentic Italian tradition, we select our simple, whole ingredients and combine them by hand with heart, using the time-honored method of open flame cooking. We utilize the intense heat of our wood burning ovens to lend unique flavor to our food.
From our hand-made mozzarella to our artisanal pizzas, pastas and salads, we have a passion for quality and pride in our product that we know you'll appreciate. We only use sustainable, fresh, local ingredients.

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