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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (60 reviews)
“bucatini” (6 reviews)
“ziti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Francesca's is definitely a hidden gem within Gainesville. Fine Italian food at mid-level prices. Often times there is live music to accompany your meal at this fine establishment. I have been here twice now and each time the food and service were perfect. Treat yourself...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been here for brunch a few time, the Bloddy Mary's are huge and practically have a salads worth of garnish. The portions are quite large, so watch out for that. The service was good. Very pleasant place for brunch. I think they have a buffet...More

Thank edneufl
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit to Francesca's Trattoria. We are so glad we chose Francesca's for a special lunch date. We brought an elderly friend with us and from the moment we walked in the atmosphere was elegant for lunch. This is not like the...More

Thank Gators89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Francesca's twice--once for lunch and once for dinner. Four for dinner. Two for lunch. Across both meals everything was very good. Food was very good. Not amazing, but very good. Consistently good food and consistently good service. At dinner there was appropriate...More

Thank MHeesacker
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

2nd time here with my wife. Excellent service and the food remarkable. They were good sized portions, fresh and hot. Atmosphere was nice, but a little noisy. We plan to visit again snd again to try all their tempting dishes.

Thank lunabyss .
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This has been a long time favorite of our family. All the entrees are good with very large portions. The wine is great as is the service. Music is provided from mid week onwards. The only negative is that the prices are high compared to...More

Thank Sharon K
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Being a locally owned and operated family business we prepare all of our foods from scratch and never frozen. In order to provide the freshest items on our menu we only purchase the highest of quality for all...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited twice here, with my wife and friends. First class service, delicious food, wonderful live music. It does not get much better than this.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I love the Bucatini Ala Shrimp & Goat Cheese pasta! Both my boyfriend and I got the same dish and it was so rich and decadent! It's a must try. The place is a little hidden but has a charming intimate dinning area.

1  Thank Britneyladd
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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.

Thank tlphillips0711
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Response from northfloridafolks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, capri’s would be fine. Gainesville is a student oriented town so yes while there may be people dressed in suits others will be more casual.
21 June 2016|
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Response from LaDVie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, ask for LaDonna's Grey Goose martini, straight up, dry, a little bit dirty, with regular olives instead of blue cheese. The best!!
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Restaurant Details

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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