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Il Francescano

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

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 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
Greay food Great Service Great Location!

We came by this place at the request of our B&B owner. We had the pleasure of meeting our great server Zack. What a good guy with lota of energy, and everything he recommended was great. Price is in line with the quality of food. The Fiourentine Steak was amazing for two people. Great location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Ben G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Port Washington, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went out to celebrate a family birthday. We were given a quiet space all to ourselves. The staff was very kind and attentive, but the truly wonderful part of the experience, was meeting the amazing , charismatic chef, Alessandro! The dishes were absolutely delicious. The Paccheri deserve an honorable mention. Will definitely go back ASAP, not only for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We came by this place at the request of our B&B owner. We had the pleasure of meeting our great server Zack. What a good guy with lota of energy, and everything he recommended was great. Price is in line with the quality of food. The Fiourentine Steak was amazing for two people. Great location right next to Santa Croce... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was suggested to us by one the staff at the Hotel Relais Santa Croce. It was great. The perfect neighborhood restaurant. Convenient, moderately priced, and the wait staff was terrific. They put up with my really poor Italian and made it a fun night. My wife who is not a big fan of pasta here in the states insisted... More 

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Pittsburgh, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch here. We wanted to share the items we ordered, so the staff kindly gave us extra plates and served each item onto them. They were friendly and conversational. The food was delicious and moderately priced. They do have a "cover charge" for each person which is added to the bill. This is not unusual but we... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Often the restaurants around "tourist traps" are overpriced and serve poor quality food. Not Here. We had a very pleasant lunch with friendly and efficient service and good, tasty food. We were glad to find a table outdoors but in the shade. Paccheri al Coniglio was very good.

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Michigan
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great restarurant with delicious food. I had the spaghetti with mussels and the breaded veal. Delicious!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S Giuseppe, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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