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Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Address400 S. Orlando Ave.
Price Level$$

M, T, W, TH, F, Sat,
M , T , W , TH , F , Sat
No brunch offered
Dining Options
Wheelchair AccessYes
BeveragesBeer & Wine
Noise LevelLoud Noise Level
Outdoor DiningYes
Late NightNo
Scott's Review

The chef owner of the restaurant is Francesco Aiello (I love it -- a name that’s two-thirds vowels!), a native of Palermo, Sicily. He is not new to Central Florida kitchens; he’s been cooking here since 1998, most recently at Terra Mia in Lake Mary. The menu isn’t dissimilar from other Italian menus in the area, but the execution of the dishes certainly sets it apart. I especially liked Aiello’s pizza. The platform of the crust was thin, but the edges had poofed up from the 700-degree wood-burning oven. The toppings on the carne pizza -- pepperoni, sausage and ham -- were plentiful, as was the cheese and sauce. And yet the pie retained a certain crispness in the crust. I ate each bite with a slight bit of awe. If you’re among those who lament being unable to find good pizza in Orlando, you must try the one here.

400 S. Orlando Ave.

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-960-5533
Website: Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Francesco's pizza