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Francescano (Il)

Largo Piero Bargellini, 16, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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Ranked #846 of 1,980 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went there by recommendation of our hotel manager and the food was good but the service is terrible. Extremely slow and waiters ignored us several. Asked for water and they will forget, when I remind them of it they will bring it 20 minutes later, the waitress was rude and complained because we used 1 and 2 euro coins for... More

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Toronto
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of eight and ate there recently and was not impressed. They charged us a 3 euro cover charge which is way too much for a pizza lunch. Then they also tried to charge us for a phantom person, ie overcharge us.after I pointed this out they did remove it from the bill, but the cover compromised... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Great lunch stop in the shade of Santa Croce. Welcome relief from July heat and a post wedding hangover. Lovely friendly staff, made up nice platter on request, sat outside on street. Really nice lunch experience.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited with 2 children, ages 9 and 12. The pizza was awesome, delicious sauce, fresh cheese and great crust. The service was outstanding and we felt quite at home. The restaurant is right outside Santa Croce, great location for a stop during sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing pizza, but service was slow and missed one of our side dishes. Would still highly recommend it just because of how good pizza it was!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Service is not good. And I saw the group tourists dining in. Maybe it's the reason for the colde service and bitter steak. NOT recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We asked our concierge to recommend a restaurant with good local food and were sent to Francescano. We chose lobster linguine which was wonderful. Our next course was described as fish tomato and potato. After the fantastic linguine I wished we had chosen another pasta dish but this was equally as good. We followed by tiramisu ...one between two is... More

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Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took the Bistecca Fiorentina - more than 500grms of pure manzo.....shared between two (2)....it was delicious....good wine choice......and we even spoke to the Owner who is very helpful and friendly!! Definitely we will come again, upon our next visit to Florence!

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Sitting outside what better location can you have watching the sunset with Santa Croce behind you. The menu is in italian and they make a real effort to showcase good food. The staff were great and we had a perfect morrelino to sip on. The florentine steak was excellent and we couldn't help sampling pasta too which was too much... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have visited Florence since 1988 and spent month at a time when I come and I have eaten in many restaurants, every time I go back to Francescano I have a fabulous warm greeting , wonderful food (maybe they give us too much !) fresh, fantastic mozzarella and now they have opened the pizzeria, who does not know what... More

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