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About Da Francesco

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.

442 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Frost St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 349-1627

Website:
http://www.dafrancescobk.com/

Entertainment:
Live performance featured every Friday.

Catering:
For catering please contact Francesco or Carlo at 718.349.1627.

Parking Details:
L Train to Graham Ave.

Executive Chef:
Francesco Cuozzo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Da Francesco Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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·Dined on November 18, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was authentic Italian cuisine at its finest!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food, potent drinks. Outstanding
service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very average old school Italian

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Always great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

I love this restaurant! I went here for my birthday and it was just as delicious as last time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Our server was exceptionally attentive and prompt without being pushy. The food was fresh and delectable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Ciao, the Octopus appetizer was delicious, the salad was very good. Now, after 30 minutes of just waiting needed to go up and ask for bread, finally they take our order, 2 Halibut dinners. After another 30 minutes we are told they ran out. We get 1 flounder and 1 tuna dish. Absolutely horrible, the tuna they should have thrown away weeks ago, the flounder was ok at best. Will give another try....Bar tender was great....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Excellent restaurant. We'd go there again.

Enjoy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Waited 1.5 hours! Management should have a better handle and never accepted our reservation if 2 large parties were at the restaurant. Staff were kind to comp us a few drinks. But will not come back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Went last Saturday night for a get together with family and friends. There happened to be live music that night which was great, there was even dancing after a certain time. The food was amazing, had the short ribs special, it melted in your mouth. Calamari is out of this world, a must try!! All our appetizers were delicious. One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Loved the service and the food, I took my father for his 79th birthday everyone was extremely attentive and considerate. I highly recommend DaFrancesco.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great food, reasonably priced

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Da Francesco is a wonderful place to gather w/ friends and family and enjoy a wonderful, whether the menu staples or the fantastic daily specials. You can't miss.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

A hidden gem. Beautiful decor, attentive service , fresh seafood entrees, potent sangria,
delicious panna cotta & cannoli and fair pricing!!!
Easy to access location.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Love this restaurant.! The food is always fresh and prepared with care. The staff is attentive and friendly.
With Italian music playing in the background.
I always feel like I've been invited to someone's home.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I had a steak that was delicious (special of the day) and cooked perfectly, I asked for French fries even though not on the menu they made them for me. Appetizers and desserts were delicious too! Love this place .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Loved this place! Great portions, food is excellent, very romantic place. Lots of Italians eating there which is a great sign of authenticity.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Everything was fabulous.. Very friendly staff.. Attentive but not overbearing.. We had 2 apps. Both were tasty and well presented. We all had different dishes and all raved about how good they were.. Desert was equally fantastic.. Espresso and cappuccino were well done. Overall experience was super good..

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Always a great choice for a group meal. Usually I get one of the many homemade pastas, but tonight I was in the mood to try their strip steak, which ended up being a perfectly seasoned piece of beef. 10/10 would eat again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The food was amazing as always. They also had live music when we were there and there was even dancing! A very fun night with great food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The food was mediocre to okay. Nothing special. the waiters and busboys were all very nice but EXTREMELY SLOW!!! we were pretty much the only ones there on a Saturday night (granted it was early 6pm) and it took a very long time for them to take our order, bring the food, etc. We were a party of 7 and the waiter didn't write anything down so of course there were several mistakes which was frustrating. Just write it down!!! You're not impressing anyone!

Even though the food is just okay, it's very affordable and the ambiance is great. nice open and bright feel. unfortunately, there were quite a few flies flying around us the entire meal.

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