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Francesco

531 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.68348 -73.999658
at Union St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-834-0863 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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Hours

Daily, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Prices

$12-$20

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Hamilton Ave. to Atlantic Ave., Hoyt St. to Columbia St.

Profile

Locals treat this corner Carroll Gardens pizzeria as a delivery and takeout joint, but it’s worth stopping in the attached checkered-floor trattoria for a proper meal. Ochre faux-finished walls are plastered with family photos, and French doors provide light as well as a street view. The menu spans hearty Italian-American classics; a simple pairing of crisp-edged slices of breaded eggplant with sweet sausage is as filling as it is tasty. Ziti Bolognese is rich and meaty, and the portion is so large it may feed a family of four. Veal Parmigiana is pounded thin, smothered in tangy marinara, and generously topped with melted mozzarella. Despite competition from more artisanal upstarts in the neighborhood, sometimes only a hero or rice ball will do. There’s nothing radical about Francesco and loyal patrons wouldn’t have it any other way.

Recommended Dishes

Eggplant and sausage pizza, $23.50; veal Parmigiana, $14.50

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