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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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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 36
    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
Tasty Meal Near Santa Croce

This was our first meal in Florence, in which we learned about the Coperto, but our introduction was fine because we were greeted with small glasses of proscecco and given limoncello after our meal. To me, if you have to pay a couple of euros a head this makes it worth it :-). Anyway...our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Marian E
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were looking for a convenient spot to have lunch on a beautiful day in Florence and happened upon this restaurant. The staff appeared welcoming and they had a sign saying they accepted American Express, which most places in Italy refuse to do. We ordered two different pizzas, a vegetarian and a Margherita. The crust was just bad on both... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant is a bad example of what is on offer in Florence and is a tourist trap. There were no menus in English . Our waiter hardly spoke English nor Italian so couldn't explain what was on the menu. The pasta we had was below average and the sauce was cold and the bread in hard. The main waiter... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was our first meal in Florence, in which we learned about the Coperto, but our introduction was fine because we were greeted with small glasses of proscecco and given limoncello after our meal. To me, if you have to pay a couple of euros a head this makes it worth it :-). Anyway...our service was outstanding. Our very patient... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My husband and i ate here tonight (our second night in Florence) having stumbled upon it on a quiet off-season Monday evening (most museums/galleries are closed on Mondays). We had a fantastic meal - I had calves liver and my husband had a fillet finished in balsamic vinegar. Both were delicious. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and there was... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We found this restaurant through the hotel and were pleasantly surprised. It is mostly frequented by locals so dont expect menus in english but the waiter was very helpful and guided us. The starter was a nice Tuscan antipasti plate with assorted meats, cheeses, bruschetta and salad. The wine was tasty and not expensive. The pasta was also fresh and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We arrived in Florence quite late and went to this restaurant for supper. The service was very good and the meals we had were very tasty! We were happy and full by the end of the meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I wanted a quick and easy pizza. This place did not disappoint. The margherita and vegetariana pizzas were soft and crisp and full of flavour. Perhaps I would have bunged an artichoke on the vegetariana but then I'm not a pizza chef. Still, it tasted lovely. And didn't cost the earth (7 and 9 euros respectively, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant & how we were treated by Raffaele! We stumbled upon this amazing place & were immediately treated like family. Raffaele continued to bring out food that he recommended until we couldn't eat another bite. The service, food, atmosphere & friendly staff was one of the best experiences we had in our... More 

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london
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had a decent meal in a pleasant restaurant. However was annoyed, to later discover, that I was charged 6euro for what were presented as 2 complementary glasses of prosceco on arrival.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?