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Francesca's in Bedford Hills

Has anyone been here? It opened where Spasso's was.

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  1. My wife and I went yesterday for lunch. Mediocre at best. We started with caesar salad, the dressing was too heavy on anchovy flavor. My wife had a ravioli with red sauce. She described the pasta as thick, doughy and undercooked. I had linguini with white clam sauce. It came with roughly a dozen clams in the shell which would have been fine had they not then dumped roughly a tuna can sized amount of chopped clams on top of that. We didn't bother staying for dessert.

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    1. re: mcmc

      Thanks...for saving me from a bad meal!

    2. I second that opinion. Went there a few weeks ago on a Saturday night and it was packed. Couldn't understand why. The food was fair, but I guess it has a loyal
      following when it was across the street as Al Fresco. Didn't try the pizza but it appears from looking at all the familes that were there, that's what's popular.

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      1. re: GrifinMil

        Isn't Al Fresco still there? They've owned both places for a long time.

        1. re: MisterBill2

          The owner closed Al Fresco to open this place. He owned (or owned the lease?) on both properties. If you ask me, he never knew a good thing when he had it...was at its best as a neighborhood pizza-and-pasta place but he keeps trying to go upscale. Sounds like it's not working. Yet the parking lot is packed most everytime I go by! Strange.

          1. re: 2busymom

            Wow, I was at Shoprite last week and couldn't believe that the space that Al Fresco had was for rent. They've been in that location forever, from back when it was Pizza and Brew. Maybe his lease was up. Of course, I still remember when the space that Francesca's is in was Rockwell's.

            1. re: MisterBill2

              So I shouldn't go there, right????????????????????????

              Right.

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