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Francescano (Il)

#941 of 1,876 Restaurants in Florence
#1,058 of 2,069 Places to Eat in Florence
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 33
    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
1st time

We stopped for a late lunch after a busy day in Florence. We ate outside and were very pleased that they offered a taste of local fare. We enjoyed fresh mozzarella on tomato, chicken pate on bread, fried pizza dough and more! Homemade ravioli filled with potato and meat sauce came second. Then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
Shari W
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped for a late lunch after a busy day in Florence. We ate outside and were very pleased that they offered a taste of local fare. We enjoyed fresh mozzarella on tomato, chicken pate on bread, fried pizza dough and more! Homemade ravioli filled with potato and meat sauce came second. Then tiramisu. Wonderful variety was given to us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Great lunch stop in the shade of Santa Croce. Welcome relief from July heat and a post wedding hangover. Lovely friendly staff, made up nice platter on request, sat outside on street. Really nice lunch experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited with 2 children, ages 9 and 12. The pizza was awesome, delicious sauce, fresh cheese and great crust. The service was outstanding and we felt quite at home. The restaurant is right outside Santa Croce, great location for a stop during sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing pizza, but service was slow and missed one of our side dishes. Would still highly recommend it just because of how good pizza it was!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Service is not good. And I saw the group tourists dining in. Maybe it's the reason for the colde service and bitter steak. NOT recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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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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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The best food my wife and I have had since being in Florence. Great service and at very reasonable price. The menu is only in Italian but the staff are very helpful and will talk you through the menu. The food was absolutely fantastic and wouldn't hesitate to go back. My only gripe (and reason the 4 rating) was that... More 

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Florence, Italy
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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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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

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?