Francesco's Pizza

★★★★★
Home of the Olive Oil Crust Pizza
  • 186 Columbus Ave

    New York, NY 10023

    Map & Directions
  • 212-721-0066

About Francesco's Pizza

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Great food, awesome date spot

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Great food, awesome date spot

Pros: The set up is cozy

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I love this place. The staff is crazy!! I recently went there with a couple of girlfriends, and the chef came out and tried to forcefeed us wine! Of course, we weren't that opposed to the idea...

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I love this place. The staff is crazy!! I recently went there with a couple of girlfriends, and the chef came out and tried to forcefeed us wine! Of course, we weren't that opposed to the idea...

Pros: Awesome atmosphere. Great waitstaff

Cons: Crazy Chefs

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If you're like me, and good food is important to you, there is only one place to enjoy excellent Italian food at reasonable prices, and that's Francesco Pizzeria. From my apartment, I actually have to pass three (3) pizza places before arriving at Francesco's. I've tried them all, but none of them compare to Francesco's Pizzeria. Francesco restaurant is not only a Great Pizza Place, but All of the food at Francesco Pizzeria is Delicious. I first walked into the Francesco Pizzeria approx. 5 years ago, thinking it was just another typical Pizzeria. I was wrong. For the past 5-years, I've been eating at Francesco Pizzeria an average of 3-4 times each week. The owner of Francesco Pizzeria, Vito, uses the finest ingredients, and you can really taste the difference. I've been to the best Italian restaurants in New York and I can tell you that nobody has better food than Francesco. The Lasagna, the Eggplant Parmigiana, and the Rigatoni Ripieni are all excellent. Everything tastes home-made. Enjoy, Ron Bergrin

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★★★★★

If you're like me, and good food is important to you, there is only one place to enjoy excellent Italian food at reasonable prices, and that's Francesco Pizzeria. From my apartment, I actually have to pass three (3) pizza places before arriving at Francesco's. I've tried them all, but none of them compare to Francesco's Pizzeria. Francesco restaurant is not only a Great Pizza Place, but All of the food at Francesco Pizzeria is Delicious. I first walked into the Francesco Pizzeria approx. 5 years ago, thinking it was just another typical Pizzeria. I was wrong. For the past 5-years, I've been eating at Francesco Pizzeria an average of 3-4 times each week. The owner of Francesco Pizzeria, Vito, uses the finest ingredients, and you can really taste the difference. I've been to the best Italian restaurants in New York and I can tell you that nobody has better food than Francesco. The Lasagna, the Eggplant Parmigiana, and the Rigatoni Ripieni are all excellent. Everything tastes home-made. Enjoy, Ron Bergrin

Pros: Excellent Pastas, Veal Dishes, and Seafood

Cons: Francesco is located too close to my Apartment

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I love Francesco's Pizza. I grew up on the Upper West Side and have been coming here since I was a little kid. I've even had the chance to spot a couple celebs here eating which was pretty cool. The Pizza is amazing, love the crust. They also have a full menu of traditional Italian food that is also really good. I normally get the chicken parm and chicken picatta.

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I love Francesco's Pizza. I grew up on the Upper West Side and have been coming here since I was a little kid. I've even had the chance to spot a couple celebs here eating which was pretty cool. The Pizza is amazing, love the crust. They also have a full menu of traditional Italian food that is also really good. I normally get the chicken parm and chicken picatta.

Pros: Pizza, Chicken Parm

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I always stop by when I'm in the city for work to get a slice,always fresh and with that real taste of olive oil,definally worth a try,and the penne with broccoli rabe & sausage OMG....And unlike many other place that I have been at this pizza joint everybody is really frendly at anytimeof the day or night. Excellent after a night at the club they're open late and thats great.

2
★★★★★

I always stop by when I'm in the city for work to get a slice,always fresh and with that real taste of olive oil,definally worth a try,and the penne with broccoli rabe & sausage OMG....And unlike many other place that I have been at this pizza joint everybody is really frendly at anytimeof the day or night. Excellent after a night at the club they're open late and thats great.

Pros: Best slices,good good servise always fast.

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I have been living on the westside for 15 years and have seen restaurants come and go.Francesco isa true eating experiance! not only is the food exceptional the owner (vito) makes you feel like your home !!!with is charming personality and great stories you feel like family when dining there! and i will say twice the food is truly exceptional!! being in the sports and entertainment biz i often bring my celeberty clients to dine,I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AWSOME RESTAURANT!! JEFF WALLNER

2
★★★★★

I have been living on the westside for 15 years and have seen restaurants come and go.Francesco isa true eating experiance! not only is the food exceptional the owner (vito) makes you feel like your home !!!with is charming personality and great stories you feel like family when dining there! and i will say twice the food is truly exceptional!! being in the sports and entertainment biz i often bring my celeberty clients to dine,I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AWSOME RESTAURANT!! JEFF WALLNER

Pros: Movie star hangout

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If you're looking for a little bit of Italy mixed with NYC late-night food cravings, then Francesco's is for you. But don't wait until the wee hours of the morning to try the BEST PIZZA IN NYC! Their famous olive oil crust combined with home-made dough and fresh tomatoes, makes this pizza a winner. Come hungry and try the risotto, which is quite rich but worth every calorie. For lighter fare, opt for a chef's salad, which doesn't have any meat (like a traditional chef salad) rather it is all salad with mozzarella cheese and a delicious Italian dressing. I like to add a piece of grilled tuna, which they will gladly do for you. They also serve wonderful full entrees including meat, veal, chicken and fish dishes. My favorite is the grilled salmon with spinach and capers. Last, but certainly not least, the owner is from Sicily and is quite handsome and charming and is generally clad with the latest Prada footwear. Magnifico! Ciao!

2
★★★★★

If you're looking for a little bit of Italy mixed with NYC late-night food cravings, then Francesco's is for you. But don't wait until the wee hours of the morning to try the BEST PIZZA IN NYC! Their famous olive oil crust combined with home-made dough and fresh tomatoes, makes this pizza a winner. Come hungry and try the risotto, which is quite rich but worth every calorie. For lighter fare, opt for a chef's salad, which doesn't have any meat (like a traditional chef salad) rather it is all salad with mozzarella cheese and a delicious Italian dressing. I like to add a piece of grilled tuna, which they will gladly do for you. They also serve wonderful full entrees including meat, veal, chicken and fish dishes. My favorite is the grilled salmon with spinach and capers. Last, but certainly not least, the owner is from Sicily and is quite handsome and charming and is generally clad with the latest Prada footwear. Magnifico! Ciao!

Pros: Convenient Upper West Side location, near the 1 train at 66th Street.

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I am a faithful client of Francesco's Pizzeria on the UWS. They have the best pizza and my kids love the pasta! We order every week!!!!

2
★★★★★

I am a faithful client of Francesco's Pizzeria on the UWS. They have the best pizza and my kids love the pasta! We order every week!!!!

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My family and I recently took our annual trip to NYC from Dallas, TX. Along with seeing the normal tourist spots we were in search of great authentic Italian food and of course the BEST pizza! My family and I were delighted to discover Francesco's on Columbus Ave! I loved the pizza and my parents enjoyed the veal.

2
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My family and I recently took our annual trip to NYC from Dallas, TX. Along with seeing the normal tourist spots we were in search of great authentic Italian food and of course the BEST pizza! My family and I were delighted to discover Francesco's on Columbus Ave! I loved the pizza and my parents enjoyed the veal.

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The only Pizzeria that uses fresh dough in the upper west side.

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★★★★★

The only Pizzeria that uses fresh dough in the upper west side.

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Franceso's is the restaurant / pizzeria that can stand by their italian menu. Out of the pizzeria lies that i wasted my time and money. a couple of months ago, i finally found that caught my heart. the food is delicious and the pizza is unbeatable. this is place that everyone must try!

2
★★★★★

Franceso's is the restaurant / pizzeria that can stand by their italian menu. Out of the pizzeria lies that i wasted my time and money. a couple of months ago, i finally found that caught my heart. the food is delicious and the pizza is unbeatable. this is place that everyone must try!

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I go to Francescos Pizzeria more than twice a week because they are the only pizzeria in the neighborhood that use fresh tomatoes, fresh dough, not frozen. Onde day when I walked in to have my usual order of Veal Marsala (which is AMAZING) I saw Steven Speilberg and his family come in. I had a chance to speak to him and he told that Francescos was recommended to him from Harrison Ford.

2
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I go to Francescos Pizzeria more than twice a week because they are the only pizzeria in the neighborhood that use fresh tomatoes, fresh dough, not frozen. Onde day when I walked in to have my usual order of Veal Marsala (which is AMAZING) I saw Steven Speilberg and his family come in. I had a chance to speak to him and he told that Francescos was recommended to him from Harrison Ford.

Pros: Great Food, Great Location, Great Service

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Normally when I find a pizzeria I love....its for the best slice but I found myself a repeat customer at Francesco's for the pasta! Believe me....I've had every dish!

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Normally when I find a pizzeria I love....its for the best slice but I found myself a repeat customer at Francesco's for the pasta! Believe me....I've had every dish!

Pros: They are fast and the food is fantastic!

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Although expensive for a pizza/pasta joint, we order delivery at least 3-4 times/week because their vodka sauce and pizza are really good (and they're efficient and usually accurate), but their friendliness and courtesy need work. Once they forgot to send an item I ordered and the guy told me he would send me one the next time (that's how often I order from them) since I volunteered to let them forgo the second trip on a busy Friday night (they obviously didn't write it down or keep a record). When I called a couple days later, they actually *accused* me of trying to finagle something from them for free! I was so insulted especially considering I spend >$150 there every week and they don't even extend me any friendliness or recognition on the phone when I'm ordering. My advice: eat their delicious food, but never be gracious. If they forget something in delivery, make them make that second trip to send you what they owe you even if it costs them time and money. After all, their high prices warrant better service.

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★★★★☆

Although expensive for a pizza/pasta joint, we order delivery at least 3-4 times/week because their vodka sauce and pizza are really good (and they're efficient and usually accurate), but their friendliness and courtesy need work. Once they forgot to send an item I ordered and the guy told me he would send me one the next time (that's how often I order from them) since I volunteered to let them forgo the second trip on a busy Friday night (they obviously didn't write it down or keep a record). When I called a couple days later, they actually *accused* me of trying to finagle something from them for free! I was so insulted especially considering I spend >$150 there every week and they don't even extend me any friendliness or recognition on the phone when I'm ordering. My advice: eat their delicious food, but never be gracious. If they forget something in delivery, make them make that second trip to send you what they owe you even if it costs them time and money. After all, their high prices warrant better service.

Pros: Food

Cons: Lack of courtesy and friendliness

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The 2 best things from Francesco's are the Hot Grilled Chicken Hero and the Baked Ziti. Although the prices are a little high, the quality is great and portions are large.

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★★★★★

The 2 best things from Francesco's are the Hot Grilled Chicken Hero and the Baked Ziti. Although the prices are a little high, the quality is great and portions are large.

Pros: Food, Pizza

Cons: Prices, service in restaurant

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I love this place - great slices, great salads, and great pasta. Not much else to say, except that their penne vodka should be a controlled substance as it's quite addictive!

2
★★★★★

I love this place - great slices, great salads, and great pasta. Not much else to say, except that their penne vodka should be a controlled substance as it's quite addictive!

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Desperate for a couple of satisfying slices, I noticed the large crowd of patrons at this establishment so I dropped in. I was immediately impressed by the various choices of pizza as well as their appearance (you know how some places have pie that looks like it's been laying out for 2 day?). I tried a slice of the white pizza with spinach, ricotta, and diced tomatoes, as well as a slice of mushroom pie. Terrific! Very little grease, crispy crust, and fresh ingredients on these oversized slices (stop me if I sound like a Papa Johns commercial). This pizza is comparable to a couple of the more well know spots in the Village and Brooklyn. I definately recommend this place for anyone who wants to a quick, informal bit to eat.

2
★★★★★

Desperate for a couple of satisfying slices, I noticed the large crowd of patrons at this establishment so I dropped in. I was immediately impressed by the various choices of pizza as well as their appearance (you know how some places have pie that looks like it's been laying out for 2 day?). I tried a slice of the white pizza with spinach, ricotta, and diced tomatoes, as well as a slice of mushroom pie. Terrific! Very little grease, crispy crust, and fresh ingredients on these oversized slices (stop me if I sound like a Papa Johns commercial). This pizza is comparable to a couple of the more well know spots in the Village and Brooklyn. I definately recommend this place for anyone who wants to a quick, informal bit to eat.

Pros: pizza, variety

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Francesco's is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a classic neighborhood pizza joint. Local regulars frequent it there often. The food is suprisingly good and the pizza is delicious. Great place for anyone to go for a good slice!

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Francesco's is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a classic neighborhood pizza joint. Local regulars frequent it there often. The food is suprisingly good and the pizza is delicious. Great place for anyone to go for a good slice!

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Francesco has good slices in lots of interesting combinations--and the olive oil crust is very yummy. The atmosphere is typical pizza-joint.
The REAL great part about this place, though, is the delivery. The entrees they serve are excellent: very consistently delicious pastas, meat dishes and seafood at reasonable prices. Much higher quality than you'd expect from a pizza place.
If their dining room was really a ""dining"" room, it would be considered one of the best restaurants in the Lincoln Center area.

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★★★★☆

Francesco has good slices in lots of interesting combinations--and the olive oil crust is very yummy. The atmosphere is typical pizza-joint.
The REAL great part about this place, though, is the delivery. The entrees they serve are excellent: very consistently delicious pastas, meat dishes and seafood at reasonable prices. Much higher quality than you'd expect from a pizza place.
If their dining room was really a ""dining"" room, it would be considered one of the best restaurants in the Lincoln Center area.

Pros: excellent entrees, quick delivery , friendly service

 

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