Oakland >Food & Dining > Francesco's Restaurant
8520 Pardee Dr, Oakland, CA | Directions 94621-141437.730174 -122.200458
Mon-Fri 11am-9:45pm, Sat 4pm-9:45pm, Sun Closed
Unimpressed – As the title suggests, this restaurant is not impressive.The shrimp cocktail was drowning in shrimp cocktail sauce which may explain why it was so mushy. The mixed green salad was not what I expected it to be; the salad consisted of not-so-green lettuce, a sprinkle of garbonzo and kidney beans, peas, one olive and one slice of tomato. It looks like something I'd put together if I was trying to clean out all the about-to-be-expired vegetables from my refrigerator. The eggplant parmesan and spaghetti with meat sauce lacked flavor. I thought the tomato sauce smothering my eggplant parmesan and pasta would add some flavor but it was disappointedly watered down. It tasted like something you'd expect from a frozen dinner package. On the plus side, there's plenty of parking, my server was friendly, and the portions are a good size.
Editorial Review – Family-run restaurant dishes up hearty Italian and American fare in a casual, welcoming environment.
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