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Welcome to Francesca’s Cucina, a family owned Syracuse Italian restaurant located in the heart of Little Italy.

The History

Syracuse Italian restaurants are known for their fantastic Italian American regional specialties such as Utica Greens and Chicken Riggies. Of all the great Syracuse Italian Restaurants it is said that Francesca’s Cucina serves the most outstanding examples of these local recipes.

The recipes have been handed down from generations of great Syracuse Italian Restaurateurs to the current chef owner. He is from a family of Syracuse Italian Restaurant owners that goes back four generations. His great grandfather owned an Italian cafe in Syracuse’s Little Italy neighborhood just two blocks from where Francesca’s Cucina stands today. This family pride and talent can be tasted in virtually every dish.




Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday: 5 – 9pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 5 – 10pm
Sunday: Closed

For reservations, please call 315-425-1556

Dry Aged Beef

Francesca’s Cucina

is a Syracuse restaurant that takes great pride in creating dishes featuring the finest ingredients. Steaks created with dry aged beef are considered to be the pinnacle of flavor and texture. Dry aging is a traditional method of creating exceptionally tender beef.

The process uses the meat’s natural enzymes, along with the passage of time, to slowly tenderize the meat and enhance the flavor. Utilizing special meat coolers and extensive culinary technique Francesca’s produces all of their own dry aged beef in-house. These exceptional steaks are served in reserve quantities as a dinner special. Please contact the restaurant for information about daily specials.



545 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208
Please call for reservations: 315-425-1556
For catering and banquet inquiries, call 315-409-8848, or use the form below.

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