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La Francescana

#2,014 of 9,135 Restaurants in Rome
#2,371 of 9,935 Places to Eat in Rome
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Prati
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Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 5701
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful neighbourhood trattoria

I visited on a Friday night around 9pm. It was busy with couples families mostly locals and tourists of mixed ages. The food was freshly prepared and tasty. the house wine enjoyable and cheap. I enjoyed it so much that I went again the following night. The staff were cheerful and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The problem with restaurant reviews is that the service is always one point in time. Where I might have a great evening, someone else could have a terrible one. That said, when my wife and I with another couple visited Rome, we ate here on a Friday evening. We ate outside on the sidewalk since the evening air was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Traditional Italian cuisine - simple recipe , where all the ingredients complement and yet neither one of them is suppressed. Friendly, professional staff . Possibility to take a meal with them . Prices are not overpriced.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I visited on a Friday night around 9pm. It was busy with couples families mostly locals and tourists of mixed ages. The food was freshly prepared and tasty. the house wine enjoyable and cheap. I enjoyed it so much that I went again the following night. The staff were cheerful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We made a classic city trip to rome and where looking for a real italian restaurant which we found in La Francescana!!! We eat there every night and the staff was always friendly (and can speak english). Just look at the pictures and enjoy your stay there!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pizza is delicious here even though we waited for some time to be served. It is not an expensive place to eat&drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Delicious meal and great service , the waiter was very friendly , thoroughly recommend the Spaghetti Bolognese , a great little find not far from my hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

They have very nice food......their prices are cheap compare to other restaurants...... Clean and nice sitting......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The place is very nice the service is good and the price for a pizza was about 6 euro. Pizza was good and while we were waiting for the pizza we got some bread and grisani. We ordered a tiramiso that waswamazing and rich

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel. We arrived late on our first night (of 3) in Rome and it was close to our hotel, so we ate there. We were so happy with it that we went back there the 3 nights of our stay. Francisco served us on 2 of those nights; unfortunately the service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We wandered here one night after sightseeing and were not disappointed. Pasta and Pizza were both very very good and very reasonably priced. Would recommend the Carbonara and the Amatriciana! A traditional, family run restaurant with good food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 322 5701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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Staying in Prati

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Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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