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La Francescana

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 13
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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
Most recent review
Perfect restaurant for a true taste of Italy

Excellent food Busy vibrant atmosphere Great value for money Enjoyed our meal so much we came back on our last night in Rome for seconds! Would recommend to friends and family and will definitely visit again next time in Rome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Vanessa M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent food Busy vibrant atmosphere Great value for money Enjoyed our meal so much we came back on our last night in Rome for seconds! Would recommend to friends and family and will definitely visit again next time in Rome.

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San Jacinto, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner at La Francescana. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome and they provided English menus for us. Several of the waiters spoke excellent English and were very helpful describing the items. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Compared to what you would pay in the US at an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the close Hotel Sant'angelo for new year's and we were suggested this restaurant by the concierge. Everything was excellent: we went for dinner and had 2 fantastic pizza capricciosa and shared one scalopini vino. All accompanied by very refreshing Roman wine. We will definitely come back on our next trip!

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Aalborg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good restaurant, genuine italian food. Wine fine and inexpensive. Turned out that the locals were fighting to get one of the many tables. By and large you will not go wrong here.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Enjoyed the antipasta, pasta la francescana, pasta with tomato sauce and bacon (pancetta) and veal saltimbuca. The tiramisu was excellent.

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place was recommend by the hotel and we got 10% of our bill which made this place very good value. The service was slow however the staff were friendly and it was a very busy lunch time. We had lovely bread to begin with baked fresh which was very nice, I had the veal with Marsala and butter with... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We are a couple and wanted to have our dinner at a nice real italian restaurant. We had a table outside and ordered some drinks including the recommended red birra morretti which is an amazing strong beer. Fantastic, thanks for the waitress recommending that beer. Need to mention they only had one chilled and because we wanted another one she... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We found this restaurant on our first night in Rome & ended up coming back the second night too! The food here is lovely, and it's such good value! They do an antipasti buffet option - which is a buffet bar for a starter. It's only 5.50 euros and it is really really good, a selection of mozzarella, tomatoes, grilled... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We ate here on my cousin's recommendation. The restaurant is fairly simple and basic as far as atmosphere and decor, but we ate outside anyway. The food was top-notch and the prices were rock-bottom. They served the best veal marsala I've ever had - the sauce was great and exactly what you'd expect, but the veal was cooked perfectly... tender... More 

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Bristol
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53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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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 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?