About Us

Starting Something New

          After 35 years the time has come to pass the torch to new owners Mya Anitai and husband Matthew Marcus. 

            Mya, owner of award winning restaurant Dinamo,  in Richmond, Virginia relocated to New Jersey where they have grown their family and business lives.  Matt has been an owner of the world famous Three Kings Tattoo in New York City as well as several bars, retail spaces and a liquor company. 

            The moment they saw Francesco’s Italian Restaurant in Highlands, NJ for sale, Mya and Matt knew this was the place for them.  They hope to follow in the enormous footsteps of Giorgio and Anna Migliaccio in creating a warm and delicious restaurant  encompassing their love of food, family and community.  Keeping up with traditions of the past while including updated menu items and ambiance, 

--> Mya and Matt look forward to truly becoming a part of the Highlands.


How It Began

When Italian born Francesco's owners Giorgio and Anna Migliaccio married in 1978, they created a loving Italian bond and brought it to the US . Then in 1983, they decided to share that bond of Italian family and food in Highlands NJ.

With fresh southern Italian cooking, local friendly staff, and a touch of family love, Franceso's became part of the Highlands community. Over the year the town and Francesco's grew together. With families bringing their families over the years to enjoy the tastes, conversation, and fun we at Francesco's had to offer.


...What Made It Great

Most nights you’ll find Giorgio greeting guests out front while the amazing staff is creating home cooked meals for all guests. We celebrated 35 years and we are excited to continue to support this amazing community. 


Knowing What Our Customer Like...

We’re known for our great tasting pizza and weekly Specials Menu. Fresh salads, mouth watering dinners, and home made tiramisu!