- $21 for $40 worth of Italian fare
- Click to view the menu
Reservations are required, and tax and gratuity are not included.
Francisco's on the River
Along the scenic River Road between New Hope and Washington Crossing lies a lushly landscaped yellow house with puffs of smoke spiraling from its chimney. Though ordinary in appearance, a peek through the large windows reveals large Italian feasts of fresh mozzarella, seafood, and pastas prepared by the house chef, Francisco Argueta. Servers bustle about with platters of the chef’s signature dish—linguine al frutti di mare fradiavolo with shrimp, scallops, and mussels in white wine and red sauce—careful not to knock over towers of Francisco's lasagna with thick layers of pasta, ricotta, porcini mushrooms, and smoked bacon. Diners seated under the timber-beamed ceilings of intimate dining areas sip sodas, sparkling mineral water, and cappuccinos by the flickering warmth of a fireplace. Francisco's on the River’s BYOB policy allows diners to tote in their own libations, such as a favorite bottle of wine or a vintage carton of milk.