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Ristorante Francesco

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Am Michelsberg 10f, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 (0) 0951-2085 777
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Francesco is the place you don't want to miss when in Bamberg. Personally when abroad I am so keen on Italian restaurants, but a friend strongly suggested Francesco and I am glad I followed his advice. It is located in the old Castle overlooking the city - you can park in the castle -; the atmosphere is elegant and cozy;... More 

Thank koggers
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Went there twice this summer. Main reason going there is the location. Especially sitting outside overlooking Bamberg is just amazing. It just calms you down and you'll just enjoy the breeze up the mountain and the great selection of wines. Those are actually quite good. The staff is good and as chatty as in Italy. Family feeling all around. But... More 

Thank David R
Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is great. The food is clearly not only Italian influenced, it is authentically Italian, and DELICIOUS. We had Pizza and Pasta.. and Zabaione (sp)... perfect. The staff were great, not fawning but human and warm. The view down over the town is magnificent and well worth the walk up to the St Michaels. Terrific.

Thank 279SharonB
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I know you I sound terrible when you have other options when in Germany. I personally love German cuisine, but when you travel with small children, you've got to give sometimes. I honestly think that this is the best pizza I have tried in Germany. Do try the Rauchbier.

Thank mfragozo
Munich, Germany
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I lived in Bamberg and anyone said I had to go to Francesco, so I had a date there... well... I though it was an high quality, well dressed Italian restaurant. As I went there I was overdressed and the service under-dressed, with sneakers (I don't expect sneakers in an elegant restaurant!), the waitress unkind and the waiter McDonald style.... More 

2 Thank GemmaViva
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife, two young teenagers and our Cousin from Italy who now lives in Germany. He had never been there before but as an Italian who loves food he was really impressed with this restaurant. The patio, surroundings and view were simply magnificent in their own but the food made it absolutely sublime. I had beef... More 

Thank PeteandColl
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Kind of tough to find by car, easier on foot. Worth the search! Excellent view from the wonderful beer garden! Nice indoor ambiance too. We had very good service and great wine. Food was good/very good. Certainly worth visiting, especially once your tired of the franconian choices of pork, pork or pork! Smoked tuna carpaccio was too salty on the... More 

Thank elvistoo
Richmond, Virginia
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1,050 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We often eat at Francesco's when we visit Bamberg. I do not review it after each visit, but our visit yesterday was even more memorable than usual. We ate with friends who also love to eat there. We each chose from the daily specials, knowing that it is always fresh and exceptionally well prepared. Often, we let Francesco choose a... More 

Thank DonPaulo
Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We decided to stop at this Italian place on top of the Michaelsberg rather than in one of the German restaurants in Bamberg as our elderly mother was tired from walking and needed to sit down. The view is very nice, and the garden is shaded by beautiful trees. The service was average at best, and you had to wave... More 

Thank Silke72
Charlottesville, Virginia
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is a fantastic location, especially on a warm evening when you can sit outside like we did. The view is nice, but it looks more toward some of the more industrial portions of Bamberg. But still nice. The food is good, not great. There are a few other places in Bamberg that have better Italian. At least when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Michelsberg 10f, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0951-2085 777

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