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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
352-378-7152
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 27
    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
A return visit to an old favorite

I'd been on the road for too long, and away from Francesca's even longer, somehow – but this paved the way for a blissful homecoming. Francesca's menu is classic Italian, delivering dishes you've loved all your life, but with ingenious extra touches. Great atmosphere, skilled and friendly waitstaff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
James H
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'd been on the road for too long, and away from Francesca's even longer, somehow – but this paved the way for a blissful homecoming. Francesca's menu is classic Italian, delivering dishes you've loved all your life, but with ingenious extra touches. Great atmosphere, skilled and friendly waitstaff – it just doesn't get any better!

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

Thank you for your kind words. We strive to make our guests feel like they are "coming home again". We make every effort to make each visit as good as the last and are so happy to welcome back each and every patron! More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a lovely meal here. Staff busy but attentive, food delicious, music pleasant. And, vegan options!! The servings are very generous and my Dad and I loved our choices!

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Francesca's and hope to see you back soon! More 

Corinth, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This last time marked the fourth one that I have taken my family to this restaurant--once a year to celebrate (I live in the Dallas, TX area). Consistently, the food has been good, with an appetizing presentation. The June occasion was no exception. JT (?) was our server. He was attentive and friendly. An observation: my Scotch drink, which I... More 

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

Thank you for your continued business and making Francesca a place for you to return to when visiting the Gainesville area. I am sorry that you did not receive a sufficent pour on your scotch this last time you were in and will certainly bring this to the attention of the bartender so it does not happen again. Looking forward... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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242 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had to eat here again because some friends wanted to, and if anything it has declined. Paper tablecloths and grotesquely over-sized servings.

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

Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, there are times no matter how well we perform that we are not able to please everyone. We will continue what we have been doing successfully for many years of building our business from word of mouth. As a family owned and operated business we take very seriously the comments of our customers and... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One thing I did not expect was someone playing music all night and the restaurant being a large as it was. The clientele seemed like they were regulars because of a lot of the wait staff knew them by name or face. This was our first visit. The restaurant in it's self was a bit stuffy for our taste, but... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our staff does recognize a lot of our patrons since we have been serving these guests and their families for many years. We do pride ourselves on repeat business and building our reputation in the community for good food and service. Thank you for joining the Francesca family! More 

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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is what I would expect it to be like if I ever make it to Italy to dine. For now I am very happy to dine at Francesca's Trattoria. They are open for lunch at 11:00 am and stay open for dinner. Prices are better at lunch with smaller portions. The atmosphere is pleasant with both booth and tables... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you took the time to write and express how much you enjoy Francesca's. We appreciate your continued patronage! More 

Gainesville, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I found the food great and the atmosphere was great also, Not noisy like so many places today. Good menu selections.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a wonderful delight we were treated to. It was a Tuesday afternoon around 2:00pm. Once you walk into the door, on the left was a beautiful upscale full bar, and to the right was a larger area for formal dining. The ambiance was just right, cloth napkins and table covers. The flatware was to die for. We were asked... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are a destination location and are not seen or located on the main roadway. We have built our business from word of mouth over the years so that we can be found. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Francesca's and look forward to serving you again. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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170 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Sautéed grouper and spinach today had much too much oil and service not up to usual standard. Lighting could be improved so diners didn't feel as though they were in a basement.

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

We apologize that you feel your experience wasn’t up to our high standards. We appreciate your feedback, and will take your notes into consideration to continue to improve our service and quality. As the General Manager, I would love the opportunity to make this up to you. Please ask for me, Shel, and I will ensure that your next visit... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's Trattoria

Address: 4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
Phone Number: 352-378-7152
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
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
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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: 352-378-7152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?