Francesco's elevates favorite Italian to another level

Mar 16, 2017 289

BY: Jodi Duckett

Francesco's Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria looks like just another local Italian spot from the outside, but it's a surprising work of Italian art inside. Francesco LoPiccolo, owner of the popular Lorenzo's in Fountain Hill, last year transformed the former Pantry Diner building on Susquehanna Street into a beautifully designed restaurant that takes the traditional pizzeria to a more upscale level. It has a large menu with all the basics — pizza, stromboli, spaghetti — but also several dozen veal, chicken and seafood dishes and daily specials with more sophistication. Still, the spot is warm and friendly.

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