Francesco's Reviews

Francesco's prides itself on using only the freshest, highest quality, local ingredients combined with the skill and passion of our cooks and staff to bring the best Italian food to Central Florida. But don't just take our word on it, see what others have to say...

Francesco's Ristorante opens in Maitland

Forget the trip across the ocean to Italy. Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria opened its doors this month in Maitland and now authentic Italian cuisine has never been closer. Taste buds will travel to southern Italy — where seafood, fish and risotto are plentiful — in this elegantly rustic Italian-themed restaurant.  Read More >>

Review: Francesco's in Maitland

The best way to know that you are going to get great food at a new restaurant is to find a restaurant where the chef is also the owner. Such is the case with the wonderful-in-every-way Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Maitland. Named for (another good indicator) Francesco Aiello, who comes to us from Palermo, Sicily, the restaurant is truly his passion. Chef Francesco is there from 9 a.m. to late each evening, personally plating each entrée and overseeing a staff that obviously adores him.  Read More >>

Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: Francesco's in Maitland hits its stride

When I first dined at Francesco's Ristorante & Pizzeria more than a year ago, the Maitland restaurant was a pleasant place with only minor quibbles on the menu and with service. During two recent revisits I found a kitchen pulling out all the stops and a more polished staff. The upscale-casual eatery has definitely hit its stride. Read More >>