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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since being here in Fort Myers Beach for the first time..tonight was our second takeout from Francesco’s...we love authentic Italian and Francesco’s fits the bill...we had the cheese ravioli and sausage pepperoni meatball etc..stromboli....the cheese ravioli was amazing....the Stromboli was just ok...flavour was there but...More

Thank mcardj
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! We love to hear that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Each portion is sized to ensure an individual patron does not remain hungry. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First night staying at Fort Myers Beach, decided to have a pizza delivered to our condo, ordered thin crust, pizza was delivered in good time, but it could have been cooked for at least 10 more minutes, as we do not like a raw crust...More

Thank Tkdgal41767
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised to find an authentic Italian Deli on Fort Myers Beach. House made Italian sausage and mozzarella. Great pepper and egg sandwich. Pizza. Sub sandwiches. Quality deli meats and sub sandwiches. Also features a full menu of dinner items. His Italian sausage is great on...More

Thank Go_Ask_Eddie
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie! But there is no need to be surprised, we've been here since 1978! 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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're from "up north"....eastern, midwest parts of the US....you'll feel comfortable in this establishment. It smells like an Italian eatery should. Good pizza is hard to find in Florida, but this should be your go-to place if you're craving one. The meatballs are outstanding...More

Thank AnthYtownproud
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie! As a family-owned deli we strive to meet our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Go Penguins!

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Had a really good "gourmet pizza" at this quaint take out or dine in restaurant, deli, bakery and pizzeria! Will definitely come back to try out their home made goodies!

Thank Bonelltravell2
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Grazie! We love to hear that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. We look forward to serving you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Everything we had off the menu was excellent and enough for leftovers the next day. We ordered from here at least three times during our stay.

Thank beaching_mc
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Grazie Mille! We certainly appreciate the humbling review. As a true Italian deli it is our goal to ensure our guests leave with leftovers! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Pizza was very tasty. Served extremely hot. The owner was very friendly. This is more of a deli with some tables than it is a restaurant. Don't expect a nice sit-down place. All in all, I'd recommend this pizza. I'd go back and try the...More

Thank Bartt B
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Grazie! We love to know we're exceeding our guests' expectations with our fresh made pizza. We look forward to having the opportunity to serving you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for updates.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Little mom and pop joint in a strip mall. Only found it through a recommendation and it did not disappoint. So my daughter loves, and I mean loves pasta. We were on vacation in fmb and another guest said we had to go. I bought...More

Thank Todd F
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Grazie Mille! As a small, family-owned business, recommendations are important to us. We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I enjoy a good Italian grinder, but I had a eggplant grinder and I through it out. The egg plant wasn't cooked, it was sliced the long way and wasn't fried in breadcrumbs at all. Sorry that is not an eggplant parm grinder!!! If your...More

Thank Hunterjumpergirl357
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for pizza and we were not disappointed. The flavor and the toppings were great. Also had a side of garlic nots. I would recommend this place to anyone. Best in Ft Myers Beach..

Thank jsallan1
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Grazie! We're truly humbled. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

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fritomann
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Response from Ibavolfan | Reviewed this property |
They have a few tables inside an bench tables outside as well
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Joy D
8 January 2016|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
First, thanks for the kind words! Oh, Isaly's, brings back many memories. (I Shall Always Love You!) But sorry we do not carry it in our store. However, it is available on Amazon for $7.15 a bottle - just search for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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