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  • Mother's Day Brunch


    May 13, 2018 10am - 6pm

    Please join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday. All moms receive a complimentary Mimosa or glass of Chardonnay!

    Menu:

    Stuffed Chicken Roulade a la Francesca
    Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Apple Brandy
    Seafood Stuffed Shells a la Napoli
    Shrimp and Goat Cheese Penne Pasta
    Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
    Wild Mushroom Risotto
    Roasted Broccoli
    Orange and Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
    Omelettes Cooked to Order
    Sausage, Bacon and Scrambled Eggs
    Brunch Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
    Belgian Waffles and French Toast
    Salmon Gravlax and Bagel
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Creamy Italian Dressings
    Fresh Fruit
    Vegetable Rotini Salad
    Assorted Breads, Bagels and Decadent Desserts
    Coffee and Soft Beverages Included

    **at 2:30pm, breakfast items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Chicken Marsala, and Vegetarian Puttanesca.**

    $39.95 pp plus 6.5% sales tax and 18% gratuity. Children 10 and younger $16.95.

    Our regular menus are unavailable for this day. Dine in only. No carryout for leftovers. We are unable to apply any discounts to this holiday meal.

  • Spotlight Jazz with Terry Myers

    Join us on Wednesday, April 18th for a night of jazz you'll enjoy!

    6:30- 9:30PM

    Terry Myers is one of Orlando's best-known musicians on tenor sax as well as clarinet. Terry is the Leader of the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra which has just completed US and international tours. Terry has been the featured reedman in Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band for many years, and also leads the Tribute to Benny Goodman big band.

    RED MORE ABOUT TERRY HERE

    Reservations Recommended! Call us at (352) 378-7152 today!
     


  • Easter Brunch at Francesca's

    Join us Easter Sunday from 10am-6pm and celebrate a joyous and plentiful holiday buffet with family and friends.

    MENU
    Hand Carved Pineapple and Honey Glazed Ham
    Lollipop Lamb Chops with a Red Wine Demi Glace
    Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Pancetta and Spring Pea Risotto
    Stuffed Shells with Marinara
    Herbed Shrimp and Goat Cheese Penne Pasta
    Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs
    Salmon Cakes with Pistachio Aioli
    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Butterscotch Syrup
    Brunch Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
    Belgian Waffle Station
    Salmon Gravlax and Bagel
    Deviled Eggs
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic and Creamy Italian Dressings
    Mediterranean Chickpea Orzo Salad
    Assorted Breads, Bagels and Decadent Desserts

    Coffee and Soft Beverages Included

    * At 3pm, breakfast items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Chicken Francaise, Vegetarian Puttanesca and a Live Action Pasta Carbonara station.

    $34.95 per person plus sales tax & 18% gratuity. Children 10 and younger $16.95.
    Our regular menu is unavailable for this day. Dine-in only. We are unable to apply any discounts to this holiday meal.

    We are booking up fast - call now to make your reservations! (352)378-7152

  • Spotlight Jazz with John DePaola

    Wednesday, March 14
    6:30-9:30pm

    Back for his second Francesca’s appearance, John DePaola has been a full time freelance trumpeter for over 30 years. He lives in Orlando, FL where he was a member of the Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band for ten years and has toured the US and Europe playing jazz festivals and concerts. He has been a staff musician at Walt Disney World for three decades. 

    His groups include “Tribute Bands” to Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan, and Nat & Canonball Adderly, as well as The John DePaola Trio. 

    John has performed with Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, George Burns, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Moody Blues, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Peabo Bryson, Jack Jones, and many more. He has also played with the National Touring Broadway Companies of West Side Story, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, The Producers, and Chicago. As a jazz musician, John has performed at The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Fest, The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, The Mount Shasta Jazz Festival, The San Juan Island Jazz Festival, and numerous others. John has also worked with jazz festival names like Bill Allred and Alan Vache. 

    As a symphony musician, John has played with The Wichita Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, The Villages Orchestra and The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, where he has been a featured soloist. More info: JohnDePaolaMusic.com 

    Don’t miss out—make your reservations now!

    Jazz nights book up quickly, we highly recommend you make a reservation in advance! Call us today to get your table! (352)378-7152

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  • Spotlight Jazz with Terry Myers

    Terry Myers on tenor saxophone
    featuring the Nick DeCarlis Trio

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16, 6:30-9:30PM

    Join us for another exciting night of jazz you won’t want to miss!

    Please join us as we once again welcome our special guest Terry Myers! Terry is one of Orlando’s best-known musicians on tenor sax as well as clarinet.Terry is the Leader of the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra which has just   completed their US and international tours. Terry has been the featured reedman in Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band for many years. He also leads the Tribute to Benny Goodman big band. Don’t miss out on the fun—make your reservations now! 


  • Win a $50 Gift Card!

    We're not done giving stuff away! You guys blew us away with how quickly we pushed up and over our 1000 followers goal and now we want to share some more amore with you.

    You still have another chance to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD! In one week, on July 31st, we're going to pick a random follower on our Facebook page to win! Same rules as last time, but we're putting a time limit on this one instead of a likes goal. Just make sure you like us on Facebook and bam! You're automatically entered to win!

    Share the message around and get your friends to like us too... we could be handing out prizes to people who do, and you don't wanna miss out!

    CLICK HERE to like us on Facebook if you haven't already!

  • Introducing Family Packs ToGo!

     

    (352) 378.7152

    Our Family Variety Meals are designed to feed 4 to 6 adults. Please allow time for preparation. Most items can be ready within 30 minutes. We accept pre-orders for these combination meals until 5:30 daily. After that, we are busy taking great care of our guests in the restaurant!

    Your Selection will include:
    Freshly Baked Garlic Rolls (8)
    Francesca’s Carry Out Salad for 6 with House-made Balsamic Vinaigrette or Creamy Italian Dressing or a Classic Caesar Salad.

     #1. Full House $80.00
    (13.50 per person)
    Lasagna: Generous layers of ground beef, tomato, cheese and pasta baked in tomato sauce with mozzarella and Parmesan.
    Manicotti: Stuffed pasta rolls with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan baked in tomato sauce with cheese.
    Eggplant Rollatini: Crisp eggplant wrapped around our 3 Italian cheese blend baked with marinara and mozzarella.

    #2. Pizza Party $75.00
    (12.50 per person)
    Two Twelve Inch 2 Topping Thick Crust Pizzas: Pizza topping choices: Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Mediterranean Olives, Spinach, Grilled Eggplant, Anchovies.
    Baked Ziti: Ziti pasta baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella.

    #3. All in the Family $70.00
    (11.70 per person)
    Chicken Parmesan: Breaded chicken breast baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.
    Eggplant Parmesan: Baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella.
    Baked Ziti Romano: Ziti pasta baked with tomato sauce, ricotta and mozzarella.

    #4. From the Garden $70.00
    (11.70 per person)
    Vegetarian Puttanesca: Penne pasta tossed with capers, onions, olives, and shallots in a spicy marinara.
    Eggplant Parmesan: Baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella.
    Vegetable Primavera: Seasonal vegetables tossed with garlic and olive oil over penne pasta.

    #5. Company’s Coming $85.00
    (14.20 per person)
    Penne ala Vodka: Penne tossed with a vodka tomato cream sauce with prosciutto.
    Chicken Marsala: Chicken breast sauteéd in a rich Marsala wine sauce with mushrooms.
    Pasta Massimo: Chicken and penne pasta tossed in a creamy Gorgonzola sauce with fresh tomato

    Our regular dining menus always available for carryout during business hours.

  • Closed on Memorial Day

    We will be closed on Memorial Day to honor those who have fallen. Please take this day to remember and pray for those we miss and the loved ones they have left behind.

  • Amore In a Bottle

    Just in time for the holidays, Francesca's has started bottling their signature Marinara and Tomato Sauces, along with Minestrone and Pasta e Fagiole.  This is the very same sauce we serve here in the restaurant, slow simmered and bottled the same day.  

    Our bartender, Chris, who has a love of design, drew the picture of the building to resemble an old villa and designed and printed the labels for us.

    We are producing in small batches and they go very quickly. More work for the Chef!

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