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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

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7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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10:30 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and likely last time we will eat at Francesco's. We ordered a medium deluxe thin crust pizza, waited about 40minutes before it was brought to our table. We had a strong impression that they were short staffed and disorganized.The pizza crust was overdone and it was too salty and greasy.

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Thank Jerry W
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

While we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience, Francesco’s will never trade time for quality. Fresh, made-to-order food has been our modus operandi for nearly 40 years. During the season, we always encourage our guests, who may have a time crunch, to call ahead to ensure as little of a wait as possible. More 

Detroit, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well it's Good Friday in Ft Myers and we needed a meatless meal. Francesco's Italian Deli fit the bill. Authentic large slice pizza...cheese slices today of course. The Razzano family has a great all around deli, complete with deli sandwiches, subs, calzones, pizza and ice cream. Small quaint seating inside with outdoor seating also.

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Thank Tony U
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the review and the photo upload, although Francesco will not publicly admit he is a Dolphins' fan :) We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered three pizzas to go from Francesco's and took them back to our resort. There service was prompt and friendly and the pizzas were great. We will pizza carry out here again.

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Thank John S
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the review. We look forward to serving you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Gentleman (owner) and younger guy making pizza were extremely nice. Lady making sandwiches, not so much. Pizza was promised in 15-20 minutes but took 45. Sadly, after much anticipation, the pizza was a very big disappointment...WAY too much garlic on the pizza. Feel bad for the owner because he was super nice, but be won't be back. I was starved... More 

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Thank Kristi P
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We have not gotten take out from Francesco's in many years. Last night we decided to call in an order for a Stromboli and a Philly Cheese Steak. Both were delicious. The Stromboli come with a large bowl of Marinara Sauce. I called in the order and was told it would be ready in 25 minutes. I arrived and had... More 

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Thank reolha
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We ordered the Corned Beef sandwich, pizza, and pineapple upside down cake. The sandwich was great -- huge portion -- no fat or gristle -- very tender -- superb flavor -- pizza was excellent. The pineapple upside down cake was warm and wonderful.

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Thank sheepdog1946
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! Thanks for the tremendous feedback. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

dayton ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

got the pizza this week and so consistently great! Not greasy, crust is good and delicious pepperoni and another with artichokes and vegetables

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Thank Debbi R
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We appreciate the feedback! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Happened in for lunch. Nice Italian gentleman behind the counter, pleasant young lady working with him. The pizza we ordered was the ham and pineapple. We ordered the smaller size but thought we would be able to take some home. It was two of us and it was so good we ate the whole thing right there. The crust was... More 

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Thank Margaret K
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We're certainly humbled by your review. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again. Ciao! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's a little hole in the wall but it provides a an unique experience filled with interesting decorations, funny personalities, full menu of tasty food all freshly prepared. They only accept cash but do provide an ATM. Great spot for lunch.

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Thank CCCC2222
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We certainly love to hear that you enjoyed FMB's only freshly made Italian food! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you love garlic, this is the pizza for you! Fun little Italian deli with specialty grocery items too! Love it!

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Thank Virginia F
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Grazie! We guarantee our grocery will have those hard to find Italian specialty items you've been looking for. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
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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