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Francesca's Cucina

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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this place reminded me of the old school italian joints of NYC. From the outside decor, to the Italians in the corner of the bar sipping on espresso. We were there on a Saturday, the wait was long, and the parking was bad. But the food was absolutely delicious. My gf got the veal and said it was... More 

Thank FoodWise911
Southold, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Staff was friendly, service was very good and the prices were very fair and reasonable.

Thank EJW3
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal food.. excellent service! Parking is a little tricky, but WELL worth the trouble. In Syracuse a good deal for work, always looking for new/local places.. definitely in my Top 3 for dining options. Not too far from the Marriott where I frequently stay, which is another bonus. During the summer season we greatly enjoy the "backyard" patio as well!... More 

Thank Jennifer G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have never had a bad meal at Francesca's. Great service everytime. Their Italian butter cake is the best I have ever had.

1 Thank Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Syracuse because a family member needed medical attention. Our days at the hospital were long and draining. We went to Francesca's for dinner and were told we could not be seated because we did not have a reservation. I explained our situation and the hostess said if we didn't mind waiting she would try to find us... More 

1 Thank AnnP55
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking at the place from the outside, it reminded me a scene from The Godfather I, where Michael Corleon shoots the crooked cop and the fella who tried to kill his father... a quiet, unassuming Italian joint most would drive by and not even notice. if you do this, it is your loss because this place is amazing, and my... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited this restaurant once before a few years ago with friends, very much enjoyed the food and knew I wanted to return with my husband. We dined here this week and again I enjoyed great food and we received excellent service. I had a veal dish and my husband had gnocchi with vodka sauce. We were both very... More 

Thank DeeSyracuse_NY
Littleton, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a recent Friday night, prior to a big SU basketball win, our large party of 8 had a fantastic dinner at Francesca's Cucina. Never did we expect to find a thriving, high energy bar and restaurant reminiscent of enjoyable restaurants in New York City or San Francisco, on North Salina Street. For all intents and purposes, nothing else was... More 

Thank PJY
Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I enjoyed the food at Francesca's but, somehow, the wait staff seems to look down on its patrons -- at least that was the case with the waiter we had this visit. And, a friend who parked in their adjacent small lot had her car hit. I was happy to have parked on the street around the corner.

Thank Linda T
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fabulous restaurant in the heart of Little Italy in Syracuse, NY. They have a beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining, and the inside dining area shows the original brick of this old building. Food is amazing. Best risotto ever.

1 Thank AnneI20150

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?