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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
352-378-7152
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Ranked #6 of 462 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was my 3rd encounter here. I was in town for medical reasons and decided to give this place another try. The first time I was here last year, my salad was floating in water as the lettuce was just washed and put in a dish without draining. When I mentioned this to the waiter he took it behind the... More

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On our way home from a business trip we had planned to stop in Gainesville to eat at Macaronis Grille. When we got to Macaronis it was closed ~ period ~ we call our Lexis' Trip Assist and they suggested Francesca'a Trattoria a couple of blocks off our path. The parking lot wasn't full but it was early in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had a reservation to celebrate my birthday with my family, and I made a point to tell them when making the reservation that it was special occasion. When we arrived at the restaurant (on-time), the restaurant was only 40% capacity. The server directed us to a table in the middle of the restaurant, but there were several booths along... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been to this restaurant few times now and it was always prerfect. The food is fresh and prepared from scratch. The atmosphere inside is very inviting and the staff is very compétant. Thank you for those great meals we will be back for more.

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Gainesville, FL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Hadn't been here for a year, but was impressed with the basic atmosphere and professionalism during a recent visit. Staff members all wear red shirts and black pants. We get a partial view of the kitchen from the dining area. The hostess was efficient and friendly. Prices reflect the upscale branding because Francesca's is a bit step, but portions are... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gainesville is not exactly a food mecca, but it does have some places where quality of the food and service are better than expected. I've been to Francesca's several times and have been very pleased when the dining experience is over. Service is good. Full bar. Excellent selection of entries. Something to please everyone. Great place to take your college... More

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Merrick, New York, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visit the area often, to visit my daughter at school. I am always looking for great restaurants in the area. This one was worth the trip! Great food and awesome service. If you want great home cooked Italian food I really recommend Francesca's!

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Veal parmesan is terrific and the prices are very reasonable. Certain nights they also have musical entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Francesca's ranks among the best Italian restaurants I've been to both this side of the Atlantic and the Italian side

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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to Francesca's hoping for a good meal but we were pretty much disappointed. Our server was great but the food was not.. I ordered the fresh fish which was defrosted, over cooked and way over salted. My side of pasta ordered with olive oil and garlic had dried garlic from a shaker poured all over it. My wife... More

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