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Frances, Pittsburgh, PA

Frances

3.8
3.8
513 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Enjoy a Sunday dinner feeling with your family and friends where simple, delicious food is our main ingredient. Frances is an elevated dining restaurant and bar where Sunday dinner happens everyday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Greek, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 709-6068
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Susan Wasik
  • Catering
    Looking to stay in? Let us bring the Sunday dinner feeling to you! We cater straight to your home or your office so you can relax and enjoy your event! For more information or to book an catering event contact Franki at 412.526.9679 or franki@wfrgrp.com
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you choose to order from our standard menus, a buffet menu, our hors doeuvres menu or a personalized menu in consultation with our Chef, the management and staff will work with you to create exactly the experience you want for your special event. A full bar and wine menu will be available and we can also accommodate special brand requests or personal wine choices. For more information or to book an event contact Franki at 412.526.9679 or info@francespgh.com
  • Neighborhood
    Shadyside
  • Cross street
    Walnut Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 513 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

513 Reviews
  1. Bvvvv

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed even though I had a reservation

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was closed even tho confirmed reservations. Did not let us know

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    As others have stated, I had a reservation booked, but showed up to a sign on the door stating they were closed due to maintenance issues. I understand things happen that are outside of a restaurants control, but they should have turned off online reservations and/or notified effected customers. This was a huge inconvenience and makes me less than likely to return.

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  4. SabrinaG

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had seen that this restaurant was closed about three weeks ago, the sign on the door said due to a plumbing problem. But a couple weeks later when I was able to make a reservation online, I figured they were open and had fixed their issue. I made my reservation and got several reminders about it. When we went to the restaurant for our scheduled reservation the same sign was still on the door saying there was a plumbing problem, and all the lights were off. Very ignorant that the restaurant is still allowing reservations to be made via OpenTable when they are in fact, not open..

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  5. Jayk

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ignore the stars. I never got in the door. We arrived on time to a sign on the door that the restaurant had plumbing problems and was closed. Sorry. Sorry was not good enough. No call. No text. Nothing. Just a ruined evening. I will never return. And will do my best to discourage others. It’s no way to run a restaurant. I hope the plumbing problems were real and not just a way for the staff to dis the customers while they went home or went partying.

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  6. LisaW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived we were greeted by a note on the door that the restaurant was closed due to a plumbing problem. We were here from out of town. It would have been great if Open Table or the restaurant had noticed us so we could Find a different restaurant.

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  7. ellen

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cozy neighborhood gem. Good cocktails, small but well-curated wine list, and great food. The Caesar salad is excellent and we shared the mushroom ravioli and the meatloaf (this is not your mom's meatloaf!!). Both entrees were delicious. Our server Grace was not only warm and friendly, but knowledgable and attentive. We'll definitely return!

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  8. Jill

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch! I especially liked the Eggs Benedict with perfectly cooked salmon. Specialty cocktails were delicious. Fair pricing. Highly recommended.

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  9. DonL

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really cool little restaurant- great cocktails and food . Place has a NY feel but with outstanding friendly service and affordable prices

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  10. PhilipK

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice, cozy restaurant. Food is very good and the service was excellent.

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  11. KirkK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint restaurant with great food! Server forgot the appetizer and had to be reminded on some other items.

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  12. Carrie

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I have had at Frances is delicious but last night I had the stuffed chicken breast and it was amazing!!

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  13. RichardG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Frances. Low key, comfortable, great food and service. Love the ambiance.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing as soon as we walked in. The waiter was very nice as well and the food was outstanding. I got the prime rib and it was on par with steaks that are twice as expensive at other steakhouses.

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  15. ErikO

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While I'm quick to recommend France's as it's beautifully designed and I've always had GREAT service. It pains me to say this, their food can be inconsistent. When they are "on" it's incredible yet at times it can be underwhelming at best.. Even with the same dishes I've had totally different experiences. I make a point to continuously dine there so I obviously enjoy the overall experience and am looking forward to their new offerings. It's just that 20% of the time food seems off.

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  16. Bambi

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered Caesar Salad and the Prime Rib Wednesday, 10/25. My fault regarding the Caesar Salad as it was Romaine Lettuce vs. iceberg. I did not read the menu close enough as not a fan of Romaine. Salads were a good size. Dressing was more of a clear Caesar vs. a creamy. Prime Rib with a side of mashed potatoes & a mixed vegetable was adequate. Food was just not hot enough. Waitstaff was terrific & she asked if we wanted the meal reheated. We declined & took the meal home. I’ve been to Frances several time. & the food has been excellent. I may have just ordered the wrong item. I like Frances & will return for sure. Service though is top notch.

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  17. Cheeseman

    Pittsburgh

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, obviously hot right out of the kitchen & cooked perfectly

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  18. Sylvie

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was excellent, friendly & knowledgeable regarding the cocktails & dishes. She offered that the kitchen could make the lamb chops small plates into an entrée, and I requested medium rare-medium. All five chops came out well-done, and by well-done, I mean charred on the underside which was disingenuously hidden from view. I somehow ate two of them! After I brought the charring to our server’s attention, she had the kitchen prepare 3 new chops, matching my original request. We were comped for one dessert but I felt that the resto should’ve covered my entrée. Next time we search for Saturday night parking in Shadyside, it’ll be for Girasole or another non-mediocre establishment.

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  19. Bluebird

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frances is very charming and I love it! The people are very nice, and the food is good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Top 3 worse meals of all time. The halibut was overcooked dry and absolutely tasteless. It came with a side of Mac & cheese. Where was the cheese ? it was dry pasty over cooked & no flavor.The booths were crowded and uncomfortable the restaurant was hot. However the service was excellent but didn’t make up for uninspired over priced bland food. Big disappointment no wonder there was only 1 other diner.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. joannef

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service but a bit loud. Nothing to absorb the noise.

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  22. Lisavoto

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food and service!

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  23. GailM

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service, food and atmosphere all good. The wine was a challenge to find something we liked to drink due to limited selection. There is definite room for improvement in wine selection. We did find one to our liking.

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  24. GiovanniL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Very accommodating to special needs.

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  25. JannaV

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were incredible, as always. The beef wellington is phenomenal and they have a great wine selection!

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  26. DavidZ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food quality was really poor, not even worth half its price. We have Beef Wellington and Rag and Beef pasta. Beef Wellington was fair in general, but a bit fishy smell in the middle. The pasta was jaw droppingly disappointing, with the beef salty, plain, and fishy, and the pasta fishy and disgusting.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service( i can’t remember my server’s name.. perhaps Lexi? She was Great! attentive, polite & with good vibes) Also they make really good mocktails for those of us who don’t drink. The place is really cute, I’m looking forward to sitting outside next time I visit. I personally recommend the beef & rags dish.. it was delish!!!

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  28. Archie

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu and affordable pricing. Ambiance is cozy.

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  29. Natnu

    Pittsburgh

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small intimate restaurant with good food well presented. Nice cocktail selection. Never disappoints.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was OK the best part while we were there was the scallops as an appetizer. They were definitely fresh and they were very delicious. I got the meatloaf which was really good. There was just a lot and my boyfriend got the beef Wellington, which was the main reason why we even came to this restaurant so that he could get the beef Wellington and the first time they brought it out it was completely raw in the middle and he couldn't even eat it. He couldn't even cut it so they sent it back and they brought him out a new one and it wasn't much better it was still half raw in the middle so he was only able to eat around it and I felt really bad because that was the whole reason why we came to this restaurant he really wanted beef Wellington he's never had it before and it was just really disappointing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The drinks were amazing, the food came out cold and they were clearly short staffed. Not what I expected after seeing so many raving and positive reviews

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  32. Archie

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We started with the asparagus tart. The pastry and asparagus were done to perfection. We were pleasantly surprised that there were three generous pieces which was perfect to share for a light appetizer. The wine list is limited but respectable and competitively priced. The Oregon Pinot Noir was luscious. Our entrees were the Beef Wellington and Pork Chop with Mashed and Vegetables. The Beef in the Wellington was tender and juicy and cooked to perfection at Medium Rare. The Pork Chop was tender. The accompanying Mashed Potatoes were a treat. The Vegetables accompanying both entrees were roasted and came with a nice buttery taste. Frances is a hidden jewel off Walnut Street. We’ve also been there to Brunch which we also enjoyed.

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  33. Lanabar

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Although this was one of my favorite to go to places for a week end brunch , I am afraid my last experience will change that. At my last visit , the place had an overall toilet / restrooom smell. As one of the staff walked by to start their shift , they smelled like strong weed smell ( which I don’t mind or judge but… it’s just not the experience I’m going to pay for at a restaurant). The food was however good.

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  34. Juicyman

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great and the portions are large, but it still feels expensive for what you're getting.

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  35. Cheeseman

    Pittsburgh

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fresh & excellent, the waitstaff was great

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat for 75 minutes without drinks and had to leave without food to make our next appointment. They clearly overbooked reservations for the staff the have.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic! Food and drinks are delicious, great service, and a stellar music selection!

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  38. Lynngir

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, cocktail was delicious. Very attractive restaurant. Only one server for the restaurant, though, so she was a bit frazzled but very nice.

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  39. MikeM

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had requested a both at time of making reservation. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty. We were told no booth was available. Three booths were available the entire time we were there. Instead, we were seated at a tiny table for two in the window. Ordered seasonal salad to share,Chicken Piccata and Parmesan Halibut. Seasonal Salad was very good. The entrees were barely edible. The Chicken was dry and tough and did not resemble piccata. The Halibut was extremely overdone. It was very dry and was burnt on the bottom. Needless to say, we will not be returning.

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  40. sphamjt

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This week was from the brunch menu and it was delightful. The ingredients were super fresh and the seasonal salad was gorgeous. Always hard to give biscuits and gravy a 5 but they were super delicious and exactly what was needed! we go to Francis a lot and will keep on going!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Frances offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 709-6068.

Frances is rated 3.8 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Frances

728 Copeland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-4233

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Walnut Street
  • Neighborhood
    Shadyside
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Greek, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Susan Wasik
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 709-6068
  • Catering
    Looking to stay in? Let us bring the Sunday dinner feeling to you! We cater straight to your home or your office so you can relax and enjoy your event! For more information or to book an catering event contact Franki at 412.526.9679 or franki@wfrgrp.com
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you choose to order from our standard menus, a buffet menu, our hors doeuvres menu or a personalized menu in consultation with our Chef, the management and staff will work with you to create exactly the experience you want for your special event. A full bar and wine menu will be available and we can also accommodate special brand requests or personal wine choices. For more information or to book an event contact Franki at 412.526.9679 or info@francespgh.com
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