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Francesca's Pizzeria & Rest

North Ironbound
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81 1/2 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1319
+1 973-344-9233
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A little bit pricey, but good enough as pizza can be for a take out. It is for sure one of the better pizza around. When the owner on vacation though the pizza place is closed for weeks.

Thank Elena W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Francesca's is a small restaurant, with a dining room located in the back. If you go here to eat in, the service is EXTREMELY slow and not very attentive. The reason I keep coming back is because of the food. I generally get he gnocchi in the vodka sauce, but every dish I have tried has been fantastic, and with... More 

Thank haleye090316
Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I have been both dining in the restaurant and having delivery from Francescas since 2001, 14 years ago. Consistently great food, with consistently good service. The same owner has run Francescas the entire time I have been a customer, he really cares, and he is often present in the restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank tim757pilot
Marlboro, New Jersey
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

The place has an extensive menu and they do a good job for what they are a Pizza place. They can be a bit pricey for a pizza place, but now days I guess is normal. The place inside, in the back is nice and can have a good relax atmosphere. Their sandwiches are good, but again be ready to... More 

Thank jucalo57
Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The shrimp parmigiana sandwich is great! The mussels are very good as well with a choice of sweet or spicey sauce.

Thank Greg M
Lexington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2012

excellent food and service. it can be hard to find parking for at team bus but it is very affordable on a budget. it was great food

Thank richie r
New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is a family owned restaurant & the food is fabulous. They have the best Shrimp Parmigiana, broccoli w/ garlic is one of my favorites. Don't forget to try the salad with house dressing. Now that they have moved up the street it is easier to park & pick up food for take out. The dining room at the new... More 

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charleston, south carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2011

had delivery to my hotel room when in town. I have had a few other places delivered over the past couple visits and this place is by far the best i have found. Thin slightly sweet crust. Light on the sauce.

Thank mrmullen80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 1/2 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1319
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-344-9233

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