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“Excellent lasagna”

Francisco's Restaurant on the River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The restaurant was right across the street from the Delaware River. The food was excellent and the lasagna was the biggest I have seen! We cannot wait to go back!

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had high hopes going here for a birthday dinner. Unfortunately, the service and the food were both below average. I would hope this was just an off night.

To start, we both had salads. My arugula salad (11.00) was doused in salt and completely inedible. Our server also pulled the upsell of the garlic bread, but we were prepared and ordered it, knowing it would be an additional cost, although the server did not let us know.

Then came our entrees. Mine was not good at all. I have never had eggplant parmigiana that had such an odd taste. Being as eggplant is my (and many others) favorite dish, it was strange that you couldn't even taste the eggplant, and it had layers and layers of it. I brought most of it home, hoping it might be better cold, but nope, had to throw it all out. I still wonder what was in that dish to make it so very bitter and unappealing.

While in the midst of eating entrees, our server came back to ask if we wanted more bread. We said okay, and it never came. Oh wait-it came, but not until our meals were complete. We just looked at it like, huh? The service was so bad it was almost unbelievable.

We both got desserts. Gelato and pie and that was the best part of the meal. Waited quite long for our check, as well. Hopefully just an off night, but I would never go back as there are far too many other and much better restaurants in the area.

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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Have been here a few times now, consistently excellent food and service, BYOB as well! Lovely location and would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of our regulars and it always delivers on their pasta dishes. We had two salads as starters. The spinach and Gorgonzola salad was fresh and delicious. The second salad was fennel and arugula. It too was very good. For our main courses we had eggplant parmigiana and lasagna. These two dishes are undoubtedly their best offerings. We also had corvina on top of angel hair pasta. This was just OK. The fish was a little over cooked and the pasta was a little bland. Overall we are never disappointed when we stick to our tried and true dishes: eggplant, lasagna and spaghetti bolognese.

Thank Vivian242
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

To drive by it when it is closed it would appear unremarkable. Don't let that fool you. The food is as good Italian as there can be. Service was excellent. It is BYOB so plan on picking up something nice in adavnce.

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