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Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar, Shelby Township, MI

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar

4.7
4.7
1397 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Da Francesco's Ristorante and Bar serves classic recipes in a family friendly location that includes a full bar with a beautiful selection of domestic and Italian imported wines. Guests can stop in for lunch and dinner and enjoy the rustic decor paired with homemade dishes that have been passed down through the Belcastro family. We offer a kids and gluten-free menu so everyone can find a favorite on the menu. We offer plenty of bread and soup or salad before starting their meal, or visitors can start with the appetizers, which include Arancini di Riso, Mamma's Meatballs, Fried Calamari, Sausage and Hot Peppers and more. The menu features specialties like the Ravioli con Sugo, Eggplant or Pollo Parmigiana and Gnocci! We also offer plenty of meat and fish choices, including steak alla Francesco, Domenics Filet Mignon, Perch Lemone and Parmigiana Pickerel. Lastly, to end your night just right, finish it off with Mamma Sue's Homemade Tiramisu and a fresh Italian Cappuccino!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (586) 731-7544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer an in-depth catering menu for pick-ups of twelve or more, or we offer delivery services of sixty or more and a delivery fee depending on the distance. Please go to our website at www.dafrancescos.com to take a look at our catering menu! When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Private party facilities

    We host elegant parties for any occasion here in our private banquet room! From baby showers to graduations we do it all! Please access our website at www.dafrancescos.com and take a look at our banquet menu, so you can have an idea of what you'd like to get. When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Neighborhood

    Shelby Township

  • Cross street

    In between 23 Mile Rd. and 22 Mile Rd. on the West side

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,397 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Italian

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  1. RA

    RAYB

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both amazing
  2. DZ

    DannyZ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and a great place for a dinner date
  3. MJ

    MJBirg

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent bartenders, superlative service, very good selection of wines and the food was some of the best anywhere! It is well worth trying if you have not. And trust me, you will come back!
  4. MJ

    MarJax

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the spaghetti sauce! Great atmosphere
  5. EJ

    EJHannum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out experience at Da Francesco's was an excellent experience. The Traverse City Salmon is our favorite. It was well prepared. Our server did an excellent job. She's the best. We enjoyed the ambiance and quiet of the middle dining room. We will certainly be back. Great job!
  6. TE

    ThanksgivingEve

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Even though had reservations still waited 1/2 hour. An arrogant man took our table, of course knew every waiter/waitress so obviously a daily customer. Still wrong regardless. Have no words.
  7. BS

    BrianS

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food5service4ambience4
    Not sure why we made a reservation - with reservation we still waited over 1/2hr for a table. Food is awesome - just didn’t like the fact the reservation was meaningless.
  8. AP

    AimeeP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and exceptional service!
  9. l

    lisette

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  10. US

    dannyUSA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had the chicken Valdostana - was in special list that night. A bit salty but good. Charcuterie board was also good and so was the cauliflower fondue. Minestrone soup was spot on although a bit salty too. (It's a restaurant) Overall good experience, worth trying out the place every other month or few times a year. Although I had a reservation still got call in 20 min late... What is the point of the reservation then?
  11. HM

    HectorM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  12. BC

    BobC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for the first time and it was for my wifes birthday dinner everyone was extremely satisfied with their meals we tried multiple different dishes as well. Our server Matt was awesome as well!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lot a fun ! Great friends ! We enjoy the time there
  14. GP

    GppP

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious no matter what we choose for entrees. Service is always great. Portions are generous. Great value for great food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service from check in to wait staff! Food flavor was excellent!
  16. w

    wfj63

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food is terrific. I’m 2nd generation Italian and I finally found a restaurant than can “compete” with my Noni’s pasta. Love the place and will go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are you kidding me?? I should’ve continued being the gluttonous pig that I was. I have never eaten such good food in a very very very long time. The last time I remember tasting that excellent food was with my mother cooked it for me back in 1980s. I don’t know how she learned such good Italian cooking. The lunch that I had the other day was the best Italian food that I had tasted in a very very long time. My mother proud of herself to be an excellent home cook and I walked in her footsteps to become the chef that I am today. I am not certified I am not verified. But I love to cook very good food. I’m just really grateful that a chef that is from around here and one of your customers suggested this place for me. To the family that owns this restaurant. I will never eat anywhere else!!! The tiramisu dessert was excellent. The scallops were spot on. But the rice balls. That was the best that I’ve ever tasted!!
  18. DS

    DrSteve

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic as always! Once again a wonderful experience and I will return again.
  19. FM

    FrankM

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  20. c

    cefe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the most amazing waitress. The restaurant was packed and the only reason our reservation was honored instead of waiting for a table for a long time was because we opted for the patio. It was delightful, enclosed and much quieter than the restaurant. The food was good, the service outstanding and we will definitely go back.
  21. KA

    KARIS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service.
  22. GF

    GregF

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food, the best in Detroit.....service was impeccable...cant say enough good things
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    This is our families favorite Italian restaurant, have been coming here for years, and have even had large family parties in the back room. We love coming to Da’s! Food was amazing as always. In terms of service, all was great until the end. We were celebrating a special family event, and marked so on our reservation. At the end of the meal, we were finishing our drinks and catching up until a manger came to the table and asked us to leave for a larger party of 9 to sit here behind us. We were a reservation of 4, and were only there an hour thirty at the time, which I feel is not that long for this restaurant after you order drinks apps etc. Most days it would obviously be no big deal, but just kind of disappointed the larger party couldn’t have been seated on the multiple combined open tables around us, and moved a later reservation to our spot due to the special occasion we were celebrating. Still obviously a great meal and will continue going, but thought I should share my experience.
  24. JA

    JosephA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We initially had to wait awhile for a server. When he finally served us, service was great. Lasagna was great. Noise level was pretty loud.
  25. DK

    DavidK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time eating at Da Francesco’s. My wife chose this for her birthday based on recommendations seen on Nextdoor. We were surprised at how many people were there at 2:00 PM on a Friday. Our waiter, Jeremiah, was attentive and very pleasant. We enjoyed the bread and breadsticks while waiting for our meals. We each ordered an entree and upgraded our salads. My wife had the Lamb Chops Al Forno with a Francesco’s Chopped Salad and I had the vegan Penne Con Vedura with an Insalata Rosa Salad. Everything was prepared as requested and both salads and entrees were delicious. We will definitely be returning to Da Francesco’s.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!
  27. JS

    JeffreyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply awesome! Perfectly prepared every time with great service. Thank you.
  28. YY

    YumYumBum

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Better than Andiamo, better than Marcos. Give this place a try. It will not disappoint.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! It was just a little too noisy.
  30. L

    Louise

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience4
    Requested a booth when I made reservations. We were seated I have an hour after our reservation and did not get a booth. It was a birthday celebration so I wanted it to be special. We enjoyed the food.
  31. BM

    BridgetM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, prompt service. Surprisingly busy for a weeknight!
  32. R

    Romeogirl

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and great service. Our server Dan was excellent!
  33. AT

    AmyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, impeccable service, and delicious food!!
  34. LA

    LauraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
  35. EO

    EdwardO

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the waiter was very nice
  36. W

    Weheartgoodfood

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food, wine and dessert were all very good. Service was excellent! We did notice that as the dining room filled up, the music level also increased, making conversation at our table of 3 hard to hear. When the dining room was less full, it seemed the music ebbed as well and was much more pleasant.
  37. F

    Foodies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always great, service is good, atmosphere upbeat and lively!! Recommend reservations or you could be in for waits of an hour or more at dinnertime.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian on the eastside! ❤️
  39. JS

    JanS

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t lived in the area or been to DaFrancescas for 10 years. New place is beautiful! Food was everything I remember! Excellent!!!!
  40. KO

    KateO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time I have been here and the so far the good is excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (586) 731-7544.

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar

49521 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    In between 23 Mile Rd. and 22 Mile Rd. on the West side

  • Neighborhood

    Shelby Township

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (586) 731-7544

  • Catering

    We offer an in-depth catering menu for pick-ups of twelve or more, or we offer delivery services of sixty or more and a delivery fee depending on the distance. Please go to our website at www.dafrancescos.com to take a look at our catering menu! When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Private party facilities

    We host elegant parties for any occasion here in our private banquet room! From baby showers to graduations we do it all! Please access our website at www.dafrancescos.com and take a look at our banquet menu, so you can have an idea of what you'd like to get. When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

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