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Da Francesco

4.4
111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Welcome to a taste of Italy in the heart of Brooklyn.
This Neapolitan owned oasis is an unquestionable favorite by the local community in Williamsburg. The food represents the traditional recipes from the homeland of Naples and is influenced by the modern taste of the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. The Francesco's passion for Italian cuisine is embodied by Salerno-born chef, Francesco Cuozzo. Chef Cuozzo insists on serving his guests only the most authentic Italian products available. The menu features Northern and Southern Italian delicacies such as imported cheeses and cured meats, wild game, and homemade pastas.
The Francesco offers affordable pricing, and a full bar with innovative wine selections. The ambiance is quite enchanting; candlelit tables, exposed brick walls, sky-lit ceiling, perfect for a casual dinner al fresco or an intimate night out. Located in the heart of Williamsburg's historic Italian district.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 349-1627
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francesco Cuozzo
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Catering
For catering please contact Francesco or Carlo at 718.349.1627.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frost St.
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Parking details
L Train to Graham Ave.
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Entertainment
Live performance featured every Friday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 111 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious, authentic Italian food at a very reasonable price! Everything from the incredibly fresh seafood, to the perfectly cooked al dente pasta was impeccable! Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Was shown a great time for my wife's birthday. We did not expect after dinner drink on the house. Yet gladly indulged.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had to wait for a few minutes to get a table, the main course it was a lil bit late, but the server treated us so good.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious and the customer service was superb.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. I will continue going here.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was very good service was excellent very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Thank you George, Javier, Roberto and Jose for your attentive and professional service. Julece,(bartender) I love your white sangria. The calamari was flavorful. The grilled salmon and vegetables were delicious. The coffee was on par with Lure in Manhattan. Outstanding creme brûlée. Kudos!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always great food and great service
Loved the Saturday night entertainment as well

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I enjoyed the Elvis Tribute show!!!!!!My friends had a blast and were very impressed. They promise to come back when Lamar Peters returns!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I have been going to Da Francesco for many years and I have never been disappointed, It is an old school Italian restaurant with some real talent in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was good. For the price, I've had better, but no real complaints overall. There were a few mixups getting the right food to the right table while we were there. We got someone else's food a few minutes after we ordered. 2 out of 3 of the dishes were correct, so it was a bit confusing. We had to sit looking at another party's food while it was sorted out, especially hard for our 13 year old who was very hungry. Otherwise, the staff were all very pleasant and helpful, apologetic when mistakes were made and quick to correct any problem.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was excellent - the Vodka Penne with shrimp was superb, as was the Salmon encrusted with pistachio - as was the friendly service and homey atmosphere. It was a fun and romantic date night for us before we went to Brooklyn Steel, which is just a few blocks away.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Came here on a date with my girlfriend. I could not have asked for more from my dining experience at Da Francesco. The food was some of the best I've had in quite some time (that says a lot living in NYC). The service was impeccable. Never felt rushed, but also never waited for anything we needed. Already planned our next visit to try some of the other items on the menu!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The salmon,vegetables ,penne and sangria were delicious. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Went there for a birthday celebration and it was so much fun. They had live music and there was dancing after 10:00. Appetizers were delicious! Especially the calamari ! All food was delicious and service was great!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food, and fantastic service. We were a group of 8 and the server recommended appetizers for the table - they were plentiful and yummy. One person did not order a full meal but tried everyone’s dish (yes that person :) and could not stop raving about every bite she tried. I ordered the veal chop and it was cooked to absolute perfection. My Dad declared the place a “home run”. Everyone was happy and full. Great spot.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food. Great service. I highly recommend. I had the short ribs and potatoes which was falling off the bone. My wife had fish and my kids had penne ala vodka.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Everyone in our group loved their food and had a great time. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, live singer had everyone in a party mood. My girlfriend and I had so much fun!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

This place was amazing!! Food and service was next level. I️ would recommend this place over and over again !

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely terrific visit. The staff is so professional and friendly. In a nutshell, the restaurant is very pleasant. My kids and I really enjoyed the dessert. The entree and appetizer was tasty as well. Thank you all very much. We will return with more people.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

This was authentic Italian cuisine at its finest!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

If you are looking for an Italian meal like your Nonna. Used to make , but with a sophisticated twist you found it here. I love this restaurant.
The atmosphere is lovely. There is Italian music playing in the background , and the waiters are very attentive.
The chef makes a unique gnocchi dish that is my favorite as is the grilled octopus and calamari

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Corkage fee was $15 - a great deal! Fantastic service! Definitely would do again.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food, potent drinks. Outstanding
service.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a place for great Italian food at an equally great value.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

The ambiance was romantic and that staff was excellent. Loved it. Would definitely go again

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

This is probably my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is always top notch. Service is not quick but is very pleasant. Lovely room. They sometimes have live entertainment as they did when we were here. Italian standards and old OLD favorites. My "kids" (28 and 29) enjoyed the entertainment too. We had the short ribs, fresh spicy pasta, chicken roasted and another homemade pasta. All were delicious. Clams, artichokes, lentil soup and calamari (THE BEST EVER) were the apps. Didn't have room for dessert.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Another wonderful time here. I had the veal chop which was out of this world. Served with mashed potatoes. The calamari is a must when dining here. There was music when we went, two Elvis impersonators and it was so much fun! I highly recommend this restaurant. We also asked the bartender is she made coconut mojitos and she said she didn't but would make them for us. I can honestly say it was one of the best coconut mojitos we have ever had.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was good, ambiance was nice until we found out it was Live Music night and made the decision to move outside, which helped but put us a bit out of sight out of mind for service. When they came by it was good, but they didn't come by often. If you are looking for a space for quiet conversation, call ahead and find out if the Frank Sinatra live singer is there first.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Very average old school Italian

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food, fast service, nice waiters and wonderful ambience. Good for a romantic date.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We loved their food and ambiance. They also didn't rush us - which we loved. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was very good, especially the appetizers, the prices were reasonable and the service was nice. The restaurant looked cute too.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Pretty good but Branzino tasteless. Waiter said I'll prepare it differently. Still no taste. Did not check back. $24 wasted. Daughter went home and ate. Everything else good. Would have been great except for the tasteless Branzino. Will not return. Too many other places

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent!!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Always great food

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

True Italian Gem in an originally Italian neighborhood. Great bread, I highly recommend the chicken and skirt steak. Huge portions for both for what would cost 1.5x at another restaurant in the area.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Amazing food! The service was a little bizarre - there were a few miscommunications with our server about our water and party size, but other than that, it was great!

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