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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (63 reviews)
“bucatini” (7 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet friends here for lunch about once a month. Consistently good Italian food and garlic rolls are delicious. Prices are very reasonable too!

Thank Linda J
happygator13, Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your patronage! We are very happy to hear that you enjoy eating at Francesca's and making it your meeting place with your friends.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the salmon special which was excellent. Chicken Fran was also very good. Service was attentive and the waiter gave good suggestions

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Sunday when they were serving brunch. We had the el jefe, yogurt parfait and chicken Milanese. Everything was delicious. I will say the price for the yogurt parfait was a bit on the stiff side though. They had live music and...More

Thank scottine12
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Best Italian food in Gainesville. Service, food, management, owner, atmosphere are all the best. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Lunch specials, happy hour specials, live music, art work displays, Sunday brunch, and great bar. Favorite menu items include Eggplant Rollatini, Shrimp Bruschetta,...More

Thank ladyditex
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Restaurant is very nice and food is usually good, but at times it lacks the quality we've been accustomed to receiving. Not sure if it was an odd situation, but considering the price of the food the consistency and quality of their regular dishes should...More

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

we are traveling from Europe and a a very nice meal. the pizzas are home made and the pasta were Al dente. the brushetta a la Napolitana are very well prepared. a good Chianti as well. and live entertainment. we had a great time.

1  Thank marieFranceValreS
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I was shocked when I invited a friend to an early dinner at Francesca's and we were served old, hard, stale garlic rolls. When I complained, they immediately produced their usual fresh rolls. Unfortunately, if this is what the kitchen is doing with their rolls...More

Thank Fred085
happygator13, Owner at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review and bringing this event to my attention. It is indeed a mistake that these rolls were brought to your table in the condition that you have mentioned. It is part of our server's training that any rolls that have been...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 15 August 2017

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

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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

Rating summary
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  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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