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Francesca's Cucina

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545 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2530
+1 315-425-1556
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Littleton, CO
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Syracuse, New York
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank AnneI20150
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My co-workers and I had an awesome lunch here! Each order was perfect. We were so glad there was enough for leftovers and loved going here so much that we are planning to have quarterly "reunions" here now.

Thank Gracia M
Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Francesca's twice and both times it was a wonderful experience. I love the atmosphere and the food is definitely some of the best in Syracuse. The service was fast and friendly both times. I highly recommend making reservations, especially on the weekend because it does get busy fast.

Thank cusegal17
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and never had a bad meal or slow service. A must stop if you are in downtown Syracuse. Off street parking is available but I always seem to find something right out front. Try the veal!

Thank Terry B
Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is consistently the best Italian restaurant in the area. They have never disappointed us or anyone we have referred. The menu has plenty to offer. Specials are always good and never a disappointment. Portions are plentiful and prices are reasonable for what you get as a serving. Don't think you'd be disappointed should you go there. Reservations are... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Was looking forward to a great meal at Francescas Cucina ---great looking place--fantastic waitress---BUT the food was a HUGE disappointment--chicken riggies had chicken that tasted like rubber---chicken parm. has tasteless sauce and shoe leather chicken----dessert was good--- overall---great service and waitress--dessert above average---the rest of the food was below average.

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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with my coworkers to celebrate the holidays. The service was amazing, and food was impeccable. Highly recommend the Utica greens. Carrot cake and triple chocolate truffle cake were pretty awesome, too! The only negative thing is that they don't have their own parking lot so parking can be a challenge.

Thank Laurie B
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Have dined here multiple times and always seem to have a problem with the host staff - whether it is on the phone or in person. I have called to make reservations and the person is always rude on the phone, beginning from when they answer with "what?". Doesn't seem like an appropriate way to to greet someone who is... More 

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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?