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324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
+1 207-622-1110
11:00 - 22:00
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Hallowell, Maine
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

In it's place is a new restaurant known as "Brews 'n Views." Good food, good beer and incredible views of the Kennebec River! Be entertained by the jumping sturgeon as you wine and dine! My ratings below are for Brews 'n Views.

Thank bkadler
Gardiner, Maine
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went out of business several years ago. The food was mediocre at best. The owner appeared to go out of her way to annoy and alienate her customers. Good riddance.

Thank Peter E
Central Maine
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149 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The owner of Francesca's suffered some serious health problems in the Spring of 2013. They were able to keep the reataurant open for a while.... but, according to the owner's husband, have closed the restaurant effective June 30, 2013. Nice people -- too bad they couldn't make a go of it in Hallowell's tough restaurant market....

Thank MainerOnTheGo
Augusta, Maine, United States
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I have been there 3 times. The first time it had been open only about a month. Food was OK but very pricy for Italian food. Went again a few weeks later. ordered the same dish. It was TOTALLY different from the first time I had it. Went a 3rd time with my wife and a very good friend.The others... More 

1 Thank Gary M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

My wife and I had dined here on at least 4 other occasions. They were all pleasant visits but somewhat pricey which I do not mind if the food and service are good. Our last visit on Valentine's Day was a complete disaster. First all they had was a limited menu for the night which included an appetizer-soup or salad-entree... More 

3 Thank Joseph S
Mount Vernon, ME
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Not even close to real italian. they don't know what a cutlet is. I heard them advertised as "The best italian in Maine". Not even close

1 Thank Steve A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

The mussels we ordered were so obviously rancid that we smelled them before we saw them. Had we eaten them we surely would have been sick, and it is frightening that the chef even served them. Unfortunately we did not take a hint and leave after this horrifying appetizer incident and proceeded to waste our money on two $25 veal... More 

2 Thank jrylandt
Enfield CT
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

We dined at Francesca's in October; very few customers so it was very quiet; waitstaff was efficient; food was quite good; the decor could use some help to make for more intimate dining.

Thank 66birchpoint
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We had dinner last night and were happily surprised to have a fantastic dinner. Started with bread and a garlicy spicy olive oil dip. My wife had Chicken Carbonara which was garlicy, delicious, and had enough to take home a serving for lunch. I had risotto with mushrooms which was very tasty. When I asked the waiter how sthe chef... More 

Thank middleagedtraveler53
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

We ate here Sept. 11 weboth enjoyed our dinners. Portions were large,. we each took homepart of our dinners to enjoy another day. There were many choiceson the menu. The waiter was attentive and very eager to please the customers.I had a veal dish ,my wife had a sausage and pasta dish, we both loved itWe will be going here... More 

1 Thank Owen P

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?