Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Southern Italy comes to Maitland, Florida by way of Chef Francesco Aiello’s boutique Italian scratch kitchen. From his famous Rigatoni Calabrese to his Spaghetti Alle Vongole, the rich, vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean come to life in every mouth-watering bite. 

Chef Francesco’s fond childhood memories of picking fresh vegetables in Italy inspire his cooking even now. His mission is simple; continuing the time-honored Italian traditions of using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. 

To that end, Chef Francesco works to constantly raise the bar for his patrons. He has a long history of supporting local farmers, blending innovation and tradition to earn the award-winning distinction of being one of Central Florida’s top Italian restaurants. 

Close your eyes and let your senses take you across land and sea as you savor the rich flavors of fresh garlic and basil, sauces made from scratch, and authentic Italian cuisine. Enjoy hand-tossed pizzas, classic pasta and seafood dishes, seasonal specials, and traditional desserts for an unforgettable experience that is sure to delight. No passport needed for this trip, simply pay a visit to Maitland’s very own heart of Italy: Francesco’s Ristorante and Pizzeria. 

400 S Orlando Ave., Suite 104, Maitland, FL 32751