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Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar, Shelby Township, MI

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar

4.8
4.8
1239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Da Francesco's Ristorante and Bar serves classic recipes in a family friendly location that includes a full bar with a beautiful selection of domestic and Italian imported wines. Guests can stop in for lunch and dinner and enjoy the rustic decor paired with homemade dishes that have been passed down through the Belcastro family. We offer a kids and gluten-free menu so everyone can find a favorite on the menu. We offer plenty of bread and soup or salad before starting their meal, or visitors can start with the appetizers, which include Arancini di Riso, Mamma's Meatballs, Fried Calamari, Sausage and Hot Peppers and more. The menu features specialties like the Ravioli con Sugo, Eggplant or Pollo Parmigiana and Gnocci! We also offer plenty of meat and fish choices, including steak alla Francesco, Domenics Filet Mignon, Perch Lemone and Parmigiana Pickerel. Lastly, to end your night just right, finish it off with Mamma Sue's Homemade Tiramisu and a fresh Italian Cappuccino!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (586) 731-7544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer an in-depth catering menu for pick-ups of twelve or more, or we offer delivery services of sixty or more and a delivery fee depending on the distance. Please go to our website at www.dafrancescos.com to take a look at our catering menu! When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Private party facilities

    We host elegant parties for any occasion here in our private banquet room! From baby showers to graduations we do it all! Please access our website at www.dafrancescos.com and take a look at our banquet menu, so you can have an idea of what you'd like to get. When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Neighborhood

    Shelby Township

  • Cross street

    In between 23 Mile Rd. and 22 Mile Rd. on the West side

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,239 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Birthday party. First time dining here. Highly recommended by friends who said they had the best Italian food. It was loud, had to speak up to hear each other. The salad was fresh. The pasta was good. We expected fresh graded Parmesan cheese, but pre-graded in a shaker was all that was available. One of the three of us said yes to fresh graded pepper, but the waiter didn’t hear her and she ended up using pepper from the shaker on our table. The meat balls were disappointing, little flavor, consistency of turkey. The La Bamba desert was pre-packaged and average taste. All-in-all the meals were okay, but nothing special. We were thinking this would be fine dining, home made, high quality, Italian food. It was more every day dining, commercially made, average quality, Italian food. The water was friendly but appeared to be extremely busy and could have used more help. Considering value for costs we will probably not return.
  2. PG

    PhilipG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing! The food is so good and you get so much of it! Will definitely be back for another date night!
  5. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    I made a reservation, checked in early, and it was abundantly clear that I was forgotten about. People who walked in without reservations after me, with the same amount of people in their party, were seated before me. I checked the status of my reservation and it said “dining” which was not at all accurate. When I asked how much longer I should expect to wait, I was treated like I hadn’t made a reservation because they couldn’t find it. As soon as they did find it, I was seated immediately but saw the hosts laughing about the situation. When I got seated at my booth, there was a group of men loitering nearby and yelling over each other to be heard over the noisy music. They were there for at least twenty minutes and were so loud that I couldn’t even talk much with my date. When the live music started they were deafening - much too loud to enjoy. The bread was great, the entree subpar, and the dessert was fine. For the expense of this dining experience, I was greatly disappointed.
  6. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly!
  7. d

    davec

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet friends for lunch, from our waiter to the food everything was great. Will definitely be coming back
  8. TC

    TimothyC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife's Birthday. Could not have chosen a better place to celebrate. Lori, our server, was fantastic. The food was prepared to perfection and the atmosphere had a fun vibe.
  9. JS

    JohnS

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous staff. There is none better.
  10. RS

    RogerS

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What more can I say? The parking lot is packed, and walk-in people are cheerfully waiting in the lobby to get a seat. The Check-In staff is huddled at the computer screen like Aircraft Controllers. Diners are laughing and chattering. The staff treats you like "Royalty". The food is great, and the wine list is superb. What's not to love about the place?
  11. D

    Disappointed

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I made reservations and waited over 30 minutes ( I understand it was busy ) but when I got there the hostess told me a couple of minutes before I was seated and it became a lot longer , more like 35 minutes, and then was put in the corner towards busy traffic. When I made the reservation it asked if it was a special occasion. I’d recommend not asking that if it goes Un- acknowledged.
  12. BO

    BillO

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We had a reservation for 5:30. We were in room that had three tables and than 2 long tables. Everything seemed ok although the waitress had no time for us - very short ( which is unusual for you guys) At 615 we started seeing managers in the room setting up more tables. My daughter got hit twice with chairs when they were rushing to set up with a table about 2 feet away from us. Once all the guest started to arrive the room wasn't big enough for this party plus 3 other tables of "outside" guests. I assume that they thought that a table of 2 with a 5:30 reservation would be gone by 7 (when it seemed the party started) but unfortunatly it took a very long time to get our food. As we were finishing up our meal we literally had people standing over our shoulders while we ate. We were still eating when the waitress dropped off the bill. My daughter said to the Waitress, we are going to get dessert - she siged and said ok what do you want than ( mind you we received no menu for desserts and I was still eating my steak). NOT ONE staff member spoke to us once the party guest started to come - it was evident that other guests that night were not important to the staff. This dinner was suppose to be a special night - it was my anniversary of 64 years and although I lost my wife I wanted to go out for a special night- so disappointing When my daughter told the waitress that it was a special night and that it would of been my 64th anniversary -she said ok, ok while happy birthday than not even looking at us but looking around at the "special/important" guests
  13. A

    Aquinn

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, authentic Italian food that never disappoints.
  14. b

    bronco

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great, one of our favorite. Very busy
  15. BL

    BrandonL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food all around, my new favorite Italian restaurant everything was spectacular from the appetizer to the cannolis.
  16. MT

    MarshaT

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it! You need reservations. The cannoli cream is amazing.
  17. CS

    CyndiS

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Very disappointed that we had to wait over 30 minutes, standing up at bar, until we were seated. Not sure what the point is in making a reservation when you have to wait that long to be seated. Other than that, and the waitress seemingly overly busy and forgetting to bring our drinks, everything else was fantastic.
  18. RS

    RickS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I remember the food being better in the past. It seems many of my favorite restaurants are suffering the same fate. I know why prices are up, but you think you still get great food instead of okay food.
  19. LA

    LARRYF

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal as always!
  20. SH

    SandyH

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. Help is very efficient and friendly. Great restaurant to meet with friends and family.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food
  22. w

    wfj63

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was terrific. Our 2nd time at Da Francesco’s and both times the food and service was impeccable. Looking forward to many more meals at this wonderful restaurant.
  23. PB

    PatriciaB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining there and again the food and service was outstanding- we will be back
  24. KM

    KevinM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were seated in a dining room which had many large parties. It was very noise and made for a very poor dining experience
  25. JC

    JosephC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great. Portions appear to be getting smaller though.
  26. S

    Sanjz

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the Traverse City Salmone! It was delicious. Our server, Lori, was knowledgeable about the menu, fun and very pleasant. She was the best and made our evening with our friends terrific.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the Best!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food at this restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining at Da Francesco’s!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Was fun, pretty crowded and noisy, but a Shelby staple
  31. CB

    CindyB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! A little loud but I guess that is what is referred to as energetic!
  32. SH

    SteveH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service by our waitress and the meal was absolutely fabulous.
  33. F

    Fred

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I really wanted to give it five stars, but after sitting in someone else's food scraps..in a three-piece.. while wearing white..yeah.. no!!. That's what I get for showing up for at a 7:00 o'clock anniversary dinner a half hour early.. on top of which the food was just ok for "Lobster Ravioli" in what tasted like canned sauce.
  34. D

    Dazzle

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice dinner. Waiter was amazing! Food was great. Even put a candle on dessert for the birthday surprise!
  35. m

    michaelb

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good. Service was very good. Noise level was loud to the point I thought it was more of a bar than a nice restaurant.
  37. b

    brianl

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food. prompt service
  38. TJ

    TerriJ

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this restaurant and it was AMAZING! Bar area inviting almost wanted to just eat there. Christina was our waitress, she has worked there 10 years and was wonderful. Food was outstanding, great presentation, taste, quantity and value. I did not want to put my fork down. We will be regulars
  39. BB

    BarbB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it
  40. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for her birthday dinner and our dinner, wait staff, service, time to get food, just everything was perfect!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (586) 731-7544.

Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar

49521 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    In between 23 Mile Rd. and 22 Mile Rd. on the West side

  • Neighborhood

    Shelby Township

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (586) 731-7544

  • Catering

    We offer an in-depth catering menu for pick-ups of twelve or more, or we offer delivery services of sixty or more and a delivery fee depending on the distance. Please go to our website at www.dafrancescos.com to take a look at our catering menu! When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

  • Private party facilities

    We host elegant parties for any occasion here in our private banquet room! From baby showers to graduations we do it all! Please access our website at www.dafrancescos.com and take a look at our banquet menu, so you can have an idea of what you'd like to get. When booking a future date please call us at (586)-731-7544 and speak to any of our management staff to discuss a date, party sizes and additional information. We hope to book with you soon!

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