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203 Adams St, Newton, MA 02458-1244
+1 617-244-8314
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Good place for a nice meal in a comfortable and casual setting. The food here has always been very good.

Thank John P
Island Park, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a small, family owned Italian restaurant..only about 10 tables..in a quiet residential neighborhood. Food was great..everything homemade..including the chocolate dipped cannoli for desert. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Prices were average

1 Thank Velora F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

The highest quality Italian food in the suburbs. Francesca's is a smallish bistro restaurant in the heart of Nonantum. The best mushroom appetizers around. Northern and Southern Italian are both prepared to perfection. All dishes are fresh, with the sauces that tickle all your tastebuds. We hadn't been here for awhile and I can't wait to return.

3 Thank BBNewton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Had dinner for first time and was pleased . Nice family run Italian resturant in out of way location. All the meals we ordered were very good, Service was attentive. Broccili rab was perfect, veal tender. Little pricy but worth it. Limited wine menu. Nice quiet ambiance.

2 Thank beckett1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

For a "neighborhood" restaurant, the food is not cheap; in fact it's as expensive as many a "fancy-shmancy" downtown Boston or North End Boston Italian restaurant would be. But the quality is commensurate with the price. Excellent antipastos. Excellent home-made, fresh pasta. Excellent main dishes (the veal saltimbocca is my own personal favorite; it never fails to please). It's a... More 

2 Thank LarryKBoston
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2010

I enjoyed my chicken piccata at Francesca's very much. It was tasty and tender. It was served on with a side of penne with marinara. We also shared a very average antipasto with rubbery canned mushrooms, jarred roasted peppers, marinated artichoke hearts some slices of proscuitta, and some fairly good marinated eggplant. I basically felt like they opened a few... More 

1 Thank graceoliver
Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2008

This tiny restaurant has been around for decades. It is owned and run by a local family. The atmosphere is intimate, the waitresses (part of the family) are friendly but with some Italian-American attitude. The food is authentic Italian cooking like nonna used to make, but maybe better. Try the gnocchi amalfi. The prices are a little high, but the... More 

1 Thank JuliaCat57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Adams St, Newton, MA 02458-1244
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-244-8314

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