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Francescano (Il)

Largo Piero Bargellini, 16, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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Ranked #914 of 1,942 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We saw this restaurant on a walk back to our hotel one afternoon and thought it looked promising and were not disappointed! We had a party of 8 including 4 teenagers, so we have a pretty honest group of diners. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The language barrier was a small issue, but everyone did their best with a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Made a mistake by not trusting trip advisor for the first time and paid for that.. First, waited for the menu for 10 minutes. After ordering, waited for another 40 (yes, fourty) minutes to get our drinks (a beer and a glass of wine). In the meantime, got served our antipasti (entry dish), and had finished plates for about 30... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Imagine a waiter devoid of any social skills and you'll be pretty close to the gentleman who served us for lunch. My partner enjoyed her pizza but I wasn't impressed by mine. In defence of their staff a waiter in a nearby section seemed to be a great hit with the diners,we obviously chose our seats poorly.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate here on two occasions On the first evening we ate at 7 30 pm. Our waiter was excellent, went through each item on the menu with us and the service was efficient and fast. We had an asparagus risotto and tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms - all of which were truly delicious and freshly made. We had salads and... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Florence has to be one of the hardest places in Tuscany to find a decent restaurant even though there are thousands. Loads of tourists and too many choices. My wife and I were meeting Italian friends for a late dinner and we arrived early, having played tourist in the gardens. We took a table on the patio and waited faithfully... More

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São Pedro do Estoril, Lisboa, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tried to eat here a few hours ago; entered their small room, that was more than half empty, at 9 pm. When we (me and my wife) asked if we could sit at one of the several empty 4-seat tables, a waiter pointed us to another table, right next to another couple, this in a quite rude fashion. When we... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our hotel recommended Il Francescano for a casual, home cooking style meal. We went there our first night in Florence and decided we needed to return on our last night. Sitting at the kitchen table was a lot of fun and we were able to see all of the dishes as they came out. Everything we had was amazing and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place with beautiful fresh food and most important a great ambiance Never ask for menus they prepare and you eat as never before ! Antonio thanks for having us Silhouette of chalk thank you for this Www. Silhouetteofchalk.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Best food, Best service, Best in all.. Antonio become a true friend after many visits every half year im in Florence. MUST SEE!!!!

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We enjoyed a full range of the menu on our visit. The chef choice antipasti was a wonderful way to start the evening adn we enjoyed the pasta, meats, and salads offered too. The price was little higher than we would have preferred, but the service and the atmosphere allowed us to enjoy the evening.

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