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Francescano (Il)

Largo Piero Bargellini, 16, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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Ranked #816 of 1,952 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
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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london
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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