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Francescos 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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Maitland, Florida
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Francesco's several times and have had excellent service and cuisine each time. It is so good we hate to tell other people as it will become too crowed. It is great to sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared. Don't miss the wood fired oven.

Thank Edward W
Maitland, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always consistently good. It's hard to recommend only one dish. My favorites are the fish specials, spaghetti with white clam sauce and penne with vodka sauce. Prices are reasonable. You will need a reservation!

Thank islandjewels2
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the food, the excellent service, great wine selection (and it is reasonable priced)- just a great place to enjoy an evening. Pizza was TOO good to take home - it was devoured and what remained of our main courses traveled well and provided another meal at home. We had a new server, Christian, who was been with the restaurant for... More 

Thank Beverly L
Apopka, Florida
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Restaurant in Orlando, no one compares with the food, service and original menu. All the food is fresh and the owner is always on site and available to converse with customers. This without a doubt is the best restaurant in the Central Florida area. If you want an unique experience with excellent food and service, don't... More 

Thank Waldy S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I sat down to what will be our very last meal ever at Francesco's. My meat lasagna was devoid of meat. My wife's salad came without any dressing despite our request. When it was time to take the salad home, the server used a dirty dish off the table to cap it to take away. Gross. On... More 

Thank Susan W
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Francesco's as we were craving Italian food. So much of American Italian is just cheese and garlic. Francesco's is true Italian, just like we received in Italy. Don't expect it to be quick like fast food Italian places, the food is prepared when ordered and is deliciously fresh. Francesco is very gracious. They have a lunch menu for... More 

Thank kmalik13
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is just okay. I could not believe this place had 1 bathroom for women and then it was dark and dirty. Just a little paper toilet . The place looks classy from the outside but the bathroom is awful. The waiter was nice but slow.

Thank loveitApopka
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have dined here several times and tonight was the last. The service is as bad as you can get in the restaurant/service industry. The cuisine claims to be authentic, but pizza tastes of frozen crust and sauce is only equal to Sysco off the shelf. The management lacks minimal experience - at best. The snarky GM would rather ignore... More 

Thank tcullen13
Orlando, Florida
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

IT was my daughter's birthday, she choose the restaurant, and we didn't know how great was!! What a way to celebrate my daughter!! :) All of us were amaze by the excellent flavor! Costumer service: EXCELLENT.. need to mention Louis that by mistake I called him Julio.. LOL! :) Excellent server, but never the less, everyone of the Restaurant staff... More 

Thank redbirdsong
El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Their online menu has a small gluten-free section but tried it anyway. Nearly every item on their menu can be made gluten-free. Very accommodating for special dietary needs. Loved the sautéed calamari with marinara (appetizer big enough to feed a family of 3) and while the gluten free pizza was pretty much the standard Udi's crust, the toppings and flavors... More 

Thank Pat J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?