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Francescano (Il)

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Firenze Via S Giuseppe, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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  • 39
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  • 28
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  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good service and food

We just passed by this restaurant and was fortunate enough to have the full Italian menu explained to us in English! The food was good and well priced. Staff was very friendly which made it a lovely relaxed meal. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
CharlieFang
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Spalding, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We just passed by this restaurant and was fortunate enough to have the full Italian menu explained to us in English! The food was good and well priced. Staff was very friendly which made it a lovely relaxed meal. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Not expensive, good meat, excelent people. Vegetable, spaghettis, fish, wine, water 'gasatta', sweets, salads are very very good. I can't write in spanish (my language) so I can write only a few of all that we live here.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Can't say we had much but the two pasta plates were well prepared and service was prompt and courteous. The ravioli di patate toscana (a meat bolognese style) and penne stacciate did not leave us disappointed. Open late. Outside seating was off the main piazza and somewhat "tranquilo" at 10pm on a Wednesday. buon appetito!

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I came back for the fillet balsamico because the first time was superb!! Wonderful service and good ambience. This was our last night in Florence on a 5 day trip and Saki and I could not agree where to go so he went to eat his Florentine steak at another restaurant and I came back here for its steak. There... More 

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Older guide books cite Baldovino as a pizza place with excellent Tuscan cuisine but the two operations have separated, the Tuscan cuisine having moved successfully to Francescano, retaining its large portions and excellent service. Sadly, the tripe was off, so we shared Fava beans with hard cheese and artichoke with soft cheese for starters. For her primi piati my wife... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We arrived late in the afternoon and were famished. We were recommended this restaurant by a local possibly, because it was likely to be open at that hour and it was nearby. What turned me off the most was the standoffish reception we received. The waiter behaved as if he were performing a humanitarian deed by seating us. Well, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

115 euro for a dinner 2people..no way..they bring us a steak whit no filet..Good ,But Not filet..too expecive..it is no worth al All. .

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I enjoyed the food prepared in the local tradition. I had a delicious bacala and superb tiramisu for dessert.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Recommended by hotel. Food was good, service and ambiance even better. Menu entirely in Italian which waiter patiently translated. Small and cozy. Would definitely return.

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This local gem had great food and a lovely atmosphere. We had a toddler with us, and the staff welcomed her with open arms. Our waiter walked us through the menu and was genuinely pleased to share his thoughts on the dishes.

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Additional Information about Francescano (Il)

Address: Firenze Via S Giuseppe, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 241605
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Firenze Via S Giuseppe, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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