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Francesco's Ristorante and Pizzeria

400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“pollo” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 S Orlando Ave, Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751-5644
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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...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank wagesq
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...More

Thank Sandra G
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...More

Thank musicandwine
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
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
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
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...More

Thank spikerugg
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,...More

1  Thank MaraBierman
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to taste Stupefacente! eccezionale! fantastico! (Amazing! Awesome! Fantastic!) food you need to visit here! Go out of your way to get here. Great wine list, great menu and the best part is seeing Francesco (owner and chef) making each plate with love...More

Thank csnider69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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.