RestaurantFrancesco’s Cucina Italiana

Address:  15 Rt. 73, Berlin, NJ 08009

Food:  Italian

Price:  Average to Low

Portions:  Average

Taste:  Really Good

Service:  Really Good

Atmosphere:  Italian Restaurant

Sorry I couldn’t do this on video. Having some technical issues again. Long story short, no videos for a few days. Anyhow…

This is a typical Italian place my family likes to go. My brother’s getting married, so we were having what is no doubt one of many planning or post-planning dinners.

Francesco’s has been a long time family staple. It’s centrally located for me and the folks, has Italian food and it’s likely we’ll run into someone my parents know. (We did.)

I saw someone on Yelp bash the place for its decor, but I honestly don’t know what people expect in that area. I mean, all I want is comfortable seats and decent lighting. It was a little dark, but other than that, it was fine.

They have lots of specials, but it’s a nice, family place. The restaurant and bar are basically in the same room. My family has a high bar for Italian food, so you know it’s good if they go there. I liked it too. The waitress was pleasant, the food is delicious and the inside was pretty inviting.

I had shrimp stuffed with crab meat on a bed of crispy onions, with a side of fries. We also had a house salad and an Oyster Rockerfeller appetizer. The onions were not that cripsy, but other than that, everything was good.

I give Francesco’s 8 out of 10 keggers.  Solid place, paisans!