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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the food is a bit expensive, Francesca's has a very romantic theme. I went here for my birthday and everyone was satisfied. Even though the kids were making so much noise, the staff was polite to us. There is a live pianist who plays on Saturday nights. We even asked him to play happy birthday and he agreed. Expect... More 

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Thank arjunbamzai
Fort White, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Francesca's has always been our go to place for our department Christmas luncheon. Great service and delicious food. Our large party was very well accommodated.

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Thank tlphillips0711
Tallahassee, Florida
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The food is so blissfully authentic, we're eager to return. It was delicious and the service was very pleasant.

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Thank Kristen C
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Being a family owned and operated business it gives us great pleasure to know that we are able to bring authenticity to our Gainesville community! We appreciate your business! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Almost every week, my husband and I stop by Francesca's for an early dinner . It is always comfortable, with attentive service and delicious food.

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Thank edunn2016
Big Canoe
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370 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were staying in Gainesville for the night and looking for some Italian. First of all, the place could use a remodel. The decor looks like it hasn't been kept up to date. But, aside from that it was pretty good. Our server was friendly and knew the menu well. They have only a small selection of beers, and none... More 

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Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Seville, Ohio
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In Gainesville, Florida with the NHRA, looking for a great Italian dinner, we hoped Francesca's would fit the bill ? We were seated right on time, wait staff was very good, nice appatizers menu , huge wine list...If you're a wine drinker, ordered our meals from the extensive dinner menu choices... WOW! Outstanding!! All four meals were perfect, I had... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife has always loved Francesca's, and we have gone there frequently over the past winter because it generally stays open long enough for us to get a good meal after the Gator basketball games that generally end around 9:15 pm. Lots of restaurants start to shut down by 9:30 pm, but Francesca's is often busy enough then to seat... More 

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Thank Albert M
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I arrived with our group shortly before eight. Only one other group was in the restaurant and they were getting ready to leave. We were promptly seated and that was the only prompt part of the evening. There were only 3 people st the bar and our drink order was very slow. I ordered veal francais. It was delivered on... More 

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Thank j b
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for your experience. Your review will be brought up in house so that corrective measures are taken and this does not happen again. Thank you. Sincerely, Management More 

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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were on our way to a recital and decided to eat at Francesca's Trattoria. It was our first visit. The atmosphere is inviting and warm. The service is very good. The menu offers a good variety. I chose the veal Francais. My husband had the chicken marsala. I think my veal won that round. They offered us a very... More 

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Thank Ellison O
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

all good always good please just add a few more truly vegetarian options ( no chicken broth or meat based sauce or anchovies hiding ) my server was honest with me as to what I could not have we have been going for last 3 years would like a cake or pie option instead of last years " dessert cups... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-378-7152

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?