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Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
+1 239-463-5634
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (18 reviews)
“garlic knots” (17 reviews)
“subs” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
7205 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4786
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our order was $45 for a pizza, salad, and sub. The sub was fine, had lots of good meat. The salad had unripped tomatoes and not enough veggies and cheese. We were literally 2 minutes from the pizza shop and were promised delivery in 30...More

Thank AlyssandLily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband got a turkey sub and a bagel. He said the sub was excellent and the bagel was the best he ever had!! I am vegan and they made a personal pizza to fit my dietary needs. Francesco was very friendly and we felt...More

Thank BrenTrip420
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! Francesco will make every every attempt to exceed his guests' expectations, whether vegan, gluten-free, or otherwise. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small pizzaria and deli in the center corridor of a strip mall. With all of the surrounding 'tourist' oriented restaurants, this place is a gem. Pizza is delicious, Ceasar salad was perfect and service was friendly. I highly recommend stopping here on your trip to...More

Thank CaptBrettHagood
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! As a small, family, owned business, we love to hear we are meeting our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mick and Liz from England. Loved authentic feel. Pasta and meatball fantastic. Chianti mellow. Great service from Frankie and staff. Would recommend. X

Thank Elizabeth E
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie! We love to hear we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here and loved it!!! Francesco's is a small deli with 5/6 tables. They were very busy with delivery orders when we were there. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place for you. We weren't. We enjoyed our meals in...More

Thank sgoddard7
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the phenomenal feedback! Rest assured, Francesco will never accept the easy way out by accepting quantity for quality...he leaves that to the chain Italian restaurants and pizzerias. We look forward to having you as a guest soon. Ciao!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were visiting from out of town looking for a meal before going out on the sunset dolphin cruise. What a find. Little place, few tables but well worth it. I ordered the mussels. They were cooked perfectly and there were a lot of them....More

Thank Sherri H
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie! Thanks for the feedback. And, yes, our made-in-house sauce is a traditional, smooth sauce. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Didn't feel like going out tonight so we ordered meatball sandwiches to be delivered. Expected an average meatball hero but was pleasantly surprised when we ate it. Delicious! Excellent! I liked the sauce. Not too Tart. The meatballs were just the right texture, not too...More

Thank Robert S
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie mille! We love to know that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Went here twice during the week we were here. Had the Italian Supreme sub sandwich (the #1) the first time. It was Italian cold-cut heaven! The bread on the sandwich was to die for: soft and freshly made. Had to pull myself away from that...More

Thank kaspuhl
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie! Thanks for the tremendous feedback. While our menu is not St Louis-style Italian, we do have several close friends on the Hill and consider it an honor to be compared to such an iconic place! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

After walking on the beach we stopped for an evening dinner. Best spaghetti and meatballs all 3 of us have ever eaten out. Can't wait to try the pizza!! Will be back.

Thank zawadasue
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie! We love to hear that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

Reviewed 2 June 2017

A definate place to go for pizza or other italian favorites. They offer seating inside, outside and take out. Add it to your list.

Thank rcclark
Frank R, Manager at Francesco's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie! Be sure to like us on Facebook for our latest updates and specials. Ciao!

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fritomann
21 March 2016|
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Response from Ibavolfan | Reviewed this property |
They have a few tables inside an bench tables outside as well
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Joy D
7 January 2016|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
First, thanks for the kind words! Oh, Isaly's, brings back many memories. (I Shall Always Love You!) But sorry we do not carry it in our store. However, it is available on Amazon for $7.15 a bottle - just search for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 21:00
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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