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Francesca's Trattoria

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Italian, Pasta
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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
13523787152
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best veal in town

Not many places can pull off veal but Francesca's has won me over. We had the Veal Scallopini ala Francesca and the sauce was divine. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
BonjournoSweetie
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Parking area is great service is great The restaurant inside is kept up clean and the service was GREAT But the food you really got to watch you order to eat my wife ordered chicken cutlet Parmesan and spaghetti I ordered the lasagna here the problem it had so much oil in the bottom of the dish you can go... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not many places can pull off veal but Francesca's has won me over. We had the Veal Scallopini ala Francesca and the sauce was divine. Highly recommended!

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Ocala, Florida
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On Sunday after church we decided to dine at the Francesca Trattoria. We didn't know about their brunch only menu during that time. We should of left but we all agreed to stay. Nothing on the menu for my child so the only thing to order was a grill cheese and tomato soup. We weren't impressed at all. Maybe we... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is by far one of the best if not the best Italian restaurant in Gainesville. We went here for my girlfriends graduation from UF. And now it is her favorite. Service was excellent and the food was great. Plenty leftover for the next day. Portion size was huge. Considering it is an upscale restaurant I thought the prices... More 

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Micanopy, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am a guitarist and have performed every Saturday evening at Francesca's Trattoria for the last two years. When you stand up facing a dining room for three hours every week you learn a lot about a restaurant. I would always see many familiar faces. Some customers come in every week. This tells me that the food and service are... More 

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

We were so happy that you brought your special occasion graduation party to Francesca's. It is these special life events that bring happy memories to share for years to come. Thank you for letting us be a part of it! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent Italian food. Wonderful selection, wonderful desserts. Good place to go with groups of people.

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for a review. It is our pleasure to serve in our community and receive such nice messages. We feel that good food and service is our way of sharing our love! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant did not disappoint. Great food, great service and the complimentary desert because it was our anniversary was a plus! Wonderful and tasty teramussu. Definitely going back.

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

We certainly are happy that you spent your 24th year anniversary celebration dinner with us. We would like to wish you many many more happy years to come! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

An evening to remember: Great food, great service, great ambiance, great memories are now recorded in our hearts. Special thanks to Shel McClure and JT.

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

We were so happy that you brought your special occasion graduation party to Francesca's. It is these special life events that bring happy memories to share for years to come. Thank you for letting us be a part of it! More 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing restaurant! Impeccable service and delicious food! Authentic Italian food and fabulous brunch! Never a bad meal. You won't be disappointed!

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send your review. We certainly are happy that you always have a wonderful experience at Francesca's as that is what we always strive for. Looking forward to your return visit! More 

Clearwater, Florida, United States
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family stopped here on our way home from a trip (per Trip Advisor). The food was decent, the service was very good. Our biggest issue was cost. With the average dish costing 22.00, this should be marked $$ or even $$$. And for what you get (nothing except rolls for a pasta entree- salads are al a carte), it... More 

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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. In these days of sky rocketing price increases in the grocery stores you can imagine that it also effects those in the restaurant business as well. Francesca's is very price sensitive to its' customers. We have not had a price increase in over two years and we feel there is a very wide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 13523787152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?