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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
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal at this family run location. I chose wagyu beef ravioli and my Husband had the Chicken Riggies. Friendly attentive service and huge portions

Thank thebunter
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dining experience at Francesca's last week. The food was very good as was the service. Polite staff who were very attentive.

Thank Chuck V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yumm! Perfect for parties and or for family nights. The wings are excellent and pizza is great. We all love it!

Thank Raquel K
Englewood, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the worst kept secret in Syracuse. This is not unknown little Italian bistro. A friend, a senior citizen like us recommended it. Our grandson, a student knew it well. While tucked away on a quiet street this place rocks. Hot active bar with lots of young patrons, not students. Our reserved table was honored immediately. Our waiter was helpful... More 

Thank arnie5656
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to eat dinner at Francesca's. The restaurant had been recommended to me by a taxi driver as the best Italian in Central New York. I suspect that he is right. My appetizer was an arancini di riso. It was wonderful crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The sausage in the middle added both... More 

Thank Robert L
Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A late summer visit put us in the gorgeous outdoor courtyard. What an absolutely wonderful evening. The atmosphere was so serene right in the middle of Syracuse, and the food perfect! The steaks are aged to perfection and cooked exactly as ordered. Easily becomes your favorite place to eat.

Thank CharlesandPaula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early for our 730 reservation. Had a free settings at the bar and meet a very nice couple. We were series a few minutes late which was ok. We received our water and bread right away but no waitress. We asked about our waitress and the hostess came to us and apologised and offer a free appetiser. Waitress... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were able to sit outside which is wonderful. unfortunately, my husband sat down in a chair that was wet! It was not easily seen as they were metal chairs. Our server, Michael, was great. We were disappointed in that my husband ordered a steak and we were told that what was on the menu was not was was being... More 

Thank KK K
Long Island, NY
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ate dinner last night with my wife and kids as we were in town for Parents Weekend at Syracuse University. Went to the place based on recommendations from parent portal at the website. Because its a busy weekend we called in advance and made the reservation which was held with our credit card. We were told that if we did... More 

Thank idanaLongIsland_NY
Liverpool, New York
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went here for supper with guest for a conference I was attending. We were greeted right away and showed to our table which we had reserved. The waiter was great and very attentive to our questions and needs. The food was fantastic. Definitely going to go here again.

Thank kpurvis87

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Syracuse, New York
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?