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La Francescana

Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 5701
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Ranked #1,827 of 8,451 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Bristol
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Five of us went here on a Monday evening and it was pretty busy. There was a menu in English and the waitress spoke good English as well. I had the pasta with goats cheese and black pepper for my main and enjoyed it immensely. The homemade tiramisu was very good and the large beers at €5 were good as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We spent four days in Rome, and after the first evening, every day we had one meal here, either lunch or dinner. While the exterior may make La Francescana seem like a very typical restaurant, the rules around "avoid the restaurants that have English menus" don't apply here. Over 4 days, we managed to try about half their selection of... More

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Kirkland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When we were in Rome in late July this restaurant was recommended by our Hotel Manager. We are SOOOOO glad they sent us there! A small, hole in the wall kind of place - but so amazing. The Antipasti bar changes a bit every day and is very fresh. We had pizza one night, pasta's a couple other nights. All... More

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Hartsville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had the spaghetti aloe vongole and it was superb. We got the house wine and it too was very good. Our waiter was friendly and fun. I highly recommend it. I don't remember the dessert we had because we wanted Tiramisu but it was out and our waiter suggested a cream puff type pastry with chocolate and whipped cream... More

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San Jacinto, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We dined at La Franchescana on a visit to Rome based on a recommendation from the staff at the Hotel Sant Angelo. It was one of the best recommendations we received. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. It was our first visit to Rome in many years and we had to adjust to a different cultural experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We are from Hong Kong, and there are many top end Italian restaurants. We spent a few days in Milan, Venice, and then Rome. We were surprised by this unassuming restaurant which allowed us to find the dish we wanted. There was mussel, scampi risotto, pizza, etc. The quality was excellent, except probably the bread. It was really good value... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We had not read any previous reviews and decided to eat at this restaurant because it had plenty of customers. We were asked to wait outside for a table which we didnt mind. When we were seated we ordered straight away as we had looked at the menu while waiting. I ordered the scampi risotto and my partner ordered tomato... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Super friendly staff with food to die for , fresh home cooked authentic Italian cuisine all that you expect and more - would definitely recommend and will revisit next time I travel here - so yummy

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere and great service. The best place we ate in rome; family run restaurant with nice relaxed atmosphere, fresh food at great prices. The tiramisu is delicious (I had to ask for the recipe, will try and recreate back home!). Great experience all round, definitely recommend.

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We found this to be a nice friendly place, good service and great food. House wine was lovely, would recommend.

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