Hartford >Food & Dining > Francesco's Ristorante
318 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT | Directions 0611441.741760 -72.676013
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 11pm;Fri. 11am - 2am;Sat. 4pm - 2am;Sun. 12am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: South End
Great Food, Great Music, Great Staff, Great Place! – I love Francesco's and highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for great Italian food. The portions are large, so be ready for left overs! The staff is ready to accommodate any questions or specific needs and are very friendly. They make sure their customers are well taken care of from the moment they sit down. I would recommend one of their seafood dishes and to sit on the patio. It's my favorite place to sit in the summertime and eat dinner. After dinner go into the lounge, their is live music and usually everyone is dancing until the early hours of the morning. It 's a great place to go on the weekends and is always a great experience.
Won't be going back. – I've been to Franchesco's several times and was there again over the weekend, which will be my last visit. I called around 6:45 to see if there were any open reservations for the evening and was shocked by the rude person answering the phone (later found out it was the owner). Went anyway without a reservation and did end up getting seated and served. The food was average at best, small portions, pricey, and the service was not on par with the pricing. For two people our bill was $130 and the experience and food was not worth it. There are too many good places to go that have better food and service that would treat their customer's properly. I've had several friends tell me there recent experiences were the same and that they are done with the place also.
My Favorite Restaurant! – I've been to Francesco's many times in the past could of months and I love it! Although the restaurant is somewhat smaller than other places in Hartford, so a reservation is needed, the food is great, the staff is friendly and the chef is willing to make your food just the way you want it! The lounge in the back is really fun for saturday nights, and I think that people should really make an effort to try it!! I would recommend it to anyone.
Great service, food, & entertainment – Been several times recently on Saturday nights- you need a reservation and it's worth it. Staff is curteous and goes out of their way to make you happy. After you eat, they will reserve you a table in the lounge area where there is live entertainment, and by 10/10:30, everyone is dancing. Always have a great experience here, highly recommended.
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