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Francesca's Cucina

545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our experiences with Francesca's has been a mixed bag over the years. The food is uniformly excellent, but the service seems to be either superlative or awful. For several years, we chose Francesca's for special event dinners like birthdays, anniversaries, out-of-town visitors, etc. Great times,...More

1  Thank syrdavid923
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome and they bake the best bread EVER! However, I hate to say anything negative about a truely excellent Italian masterpiece...but this is America! Bread is a 10. Crab cakes a 4. Wedding soup 6. Service.........5. Cleanliness... 7. Attitudes.........1. Wanted all 10s...More

Thank Sissyandbrodda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-known throughout Central New York, Francesca's is undoubtedly a premier Italian restaurant - the food is good, the portions generous, the service attentive, and the prices reasonable. So why the low rating? Our group of four arrived about 5PM on a Wednesday and were seated...More

1  Thank esatraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a 5 star experience with class, enjoy the food and drinks here. Friendly lively service, coupled with location directly in the city of Syracuse. Classy classy classy.

Thank Cameron G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Francesca's is clearly an above average place to eat and enjoy a great night out. The offerings and broad and they offer something for every palate. As the story goes, beware of what you ask for, they are busy and It might be that they...More

Thank P5946FFjamesl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I drove 30 minutes looking for a place to dine outside that we havent been in awhile. We arrived to a cool hostess that was put out because we didn't have reservations. The place was 20% occupied. She wouldn't seat us outside...More

2  Thank funithesun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since it was such a beautiful day my husband and I decided to go out to dinner at Francesca's and enjoy dinner on the patio. We were so happy we did. Amanda was our waitress and she was excellent. She was very attentive, knowledgeable and...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and helpful servers made for a fine evening. I had beef, and my wife had seafood, and we were both delighted. The only negative is that this restaurant is so popular that it tends to be a bit too noisy for quiet conversation....More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

All the the food was very good. Especially the Delmonico steak. Nice wine and dessert options. Friendly, attentive service. Wish we could have eaten on their lovely patio but weather didn't cooperate. Small dining room was extremely loud and made it very difficult to have...More

Thank buckeye1111
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Do not bother trying any other local Italian spots, Francesca's is just the best. I've been to tons of Italian eateries and nothing comes close!! Francesca's food is not only amazing Italian, but the atmosphere and ambience are amazing. I've been to Italy and can...More

Thank Maria T
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26 July 2017|
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Response from AnnP55 | Reviewed this property |
As with the other responses, I am not sure. I did find the staff helpful and would guess they would prepare food to go if requested.
26 July 2017|
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Response from RonL40 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would accommodate... we have taken food home after our meal.
Meribeth S
25 February 2017|
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Response from Gracia M | Reviewed this property |
it probably depends on how well behaved they are public. As previously noted it's a rather upscale restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-425-1556
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