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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank edunn2016
Big Canoe
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367 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Seville, Ohio
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank CherokeeN9444W
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 

Thank Albert M
Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
8 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 

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 

Level Contributor
51 reviews
32 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 

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 

Thank burmawallah
Duluth, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant and you notice that right away. From the young lady who greets you to the wait staff. They were all polite and friendly. The food was wonderful, excellent sauce and fresh made ravioli. I could tell everything was homemade. The Garlic Rolls were to die for. Only problem I had was that I don't... More 

Thank Vincec0613
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My chicken Marsala was out of this world delicious! Service was great considering we were such a big group. Ambiance was beautiful!

Thank Mytreep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?