Past Meetup

Francesco's Italian Restorante (Opera Night)

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Francescos Ristorante & Pizzeria

400 South Orlando Avenue · Maitland, FL

How to find us

Look for a familiar face, or ask for the Meetup Group.

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Ready for some good Italian food prepared by an authentic Italian chef? Ready for some Opera Music sung by three professional singers?

If YES, then this Meetup is for you!

Francesco's Restorante just opened a couple of months ago, but is lead by head chef,

Francesco Aiello

born in Palermo, Sicily in 1976. His passion for great Italian food began at a young age watching his father, a pastry chef, cook at home. His love for cooking grew after attending Instituto Alberghiero, an Italian culinary school in Palermo in 1996 and 1998. While there he focused on preparing seafood, fish and risotto specialties.

Francesco came to Florida in 1998. He brought wiht him his passion for authentic Italian cuisine. In his 14 years in Central Florida, he has been a chef serving in the Winter Park, Orlando, Longwood, and the Lake Mary areas.

If you are looking for a quiet dinner, then you better go elsewhere because Fancesco's is well known for the Saturday Nights which are termed "Opera Night." The three professionally trained opera singers and their instruments get a little loud with all the operatic music and singing which goes from about 6:30 until closing.

Here's the menu:

Francesco's is located on 17-92 in Maitland, just south of Horatio.

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Remember, after you RSVP, if you find that you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No." Thanks!