By The Foodies./ email@example.com
A modern pizzeria with family
traditions is exactly what youll get when you go to
Francescos Pizzeria and Restaurant on Route 110. Family
and friends can go for a bite to eat or just to pick up dinner,
but either way theyll be getting a delicious meal for
a good price.
To start off, Francescos offers many appetizers, including
Calamari Fra Diavolo ($9.95), Shrimp and Fresh Mozzarella
with balsamic glaze ($8.95) and Garlic Bread Parmigiana ($2.95).
If youre not in the mood for a typical appetizer, you
can spring for a salad, like the Cheese Lovers Salad,
which has lettuce, provolone, mozzarella and pimento ($6.25
small/$8.25 large) or Cranberry Salad with lettuce, tomatoes,
cucumber, feta and cranberries.
The pizza pies ($13.15) have crisp slices with a crunchy bottom
crust and the perfect thumbnail-sized end crust. And if youre
interested in a personal pizza, they have that, too. The Pizza
Gaetano ($8.95) has garlic, onion and Romano cheese, although
mozzarella is available upon request. The Pizza Antoinette
($12.95) has everything on it, and the Pizza Joseph ($10.95)
has broccoli and/or spinach with garlic, oil, ricotta and
mozzarella. They also have gluten-free pizza available ($12.95).
Penne alla Vodka ($9.95) is a great pasta to have from this
restaurant, which has been around since 1962.
Affordable and tasty, how can you go wrong? Other pastas include
the Pasta Ellito, which has thinly sliced egglplant with black
olives, whole peeled tomatoes and garlic.
Entrees include Veal Cutlet Parmigiana ($14.95) and Chicken
Francaise ($12.95), which has a crunchy layer of breadcrumbs
submerged in a delicious white sauce. It has the tangy elements
every francaise order should have and the tender chicken cutlets
to pair with it. Dip the bread into the francaise sauce and
you have a match made in heaven. If you dont want to
put the bread in the white sauce though, you can dip it into
the artistic swirl of olive oil and balsamic that comes with
each basket of bread.
Combo dishes are also available, which include Eggplant Rollatini
and Chicken Parmigiana ($14.95) and Tortellini and Grilled
Chicken Alfredo ($14.95). Combo dishes come with a side of
If youre not stuffed by the end of the meal, they have
desserts such as cheesecake ($2.95) and cannoli ($2.50).
Francescos offers catering and delivery. Theres
also a lunch special between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., which is
$6.95 for plates such as Chicken Parmigiana, Meatball Parmigiana
and Mussels Marinara, with a choice of spaghetti or ziti and
a medium soda. For $1 extra, you can get a house salad.
Between the friendly waitresses and the delicious food, Francescos
is a definitely an Italian eatery worth trying out, with potential
to become your regular.
209 Walt Whitman Road
Atmosphere: Casual, family friendly
Cuisine: Pizza and pasta
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.;
Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun noon-10:30 p.m.