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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
352-378-7152
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Ranked #4 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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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Service was fantastic, the ambience was great. We arrived later than the normal dinner hour, however food was still fresh and great.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our family had Sunday brunch here and really enjoyed it! The live music was wonderful - they didn't play too loud, so you could enjoy the music and still talk to the people you were with. The service and food was really good - surprisingly large portions for lunch/brunch! We would definitely go here again!

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Dothan al
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Normally I've found that tripadvisor reviewers do a great job of reviewing restaurants. Maybe it wasn't their best day or maybe my wife and I could have ordered better but our experience was only average. Her eggplant rollatini was just O.K. The appetizer sampler was also average. My tortellini al forno, however, was very good. The atmosphere was nice but... More

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Service was amazing. They accommodated our group of 25 without a problem. Friendly staff. Great food. Great ambiance with live music.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been coming to Francesca's since it has opened! It is romantic, peaceful, has low lighting, and soft Italian background music. They have kind and attentive staff. The food is cooked to order and worth the tiny little wait (which we have never noticed). Dress nice for a romantic dinner or casual for lunch. The Chef is Italian (we... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family and I are just leaving and chose this spot due to the great reviews. The meal was fine...my lunch sized Fettuccine Alfredo had 5 shrimp and cost $19! Yikes! My husband's Chicken Parmesan was decent but the kids couldn't find anything that suited them besides the rolls. The rolls were great, though!

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Houma, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the time you enter the restaurant until the time you leave you will certainly be more than happy that your choice was Francesca's. Well trained staff, awesome home made foods and if you have a dietary restriction just let them know....they will have something created for you! I am partial to their seafood specialties but there is something for... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have eaten at Francesca's on multiple occasions. We stumbled across it one day, and have been going back once a month if possible. The servers are very friendly and well trained. The food is very fresh, and always quite delicious. Several times they have modified an existing dish. Each time it has been exquisite! They have live music some... More

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

As always what we have come to expect. Wonderful Service Wonderful Food and Wonderful Atmosphere. First time for diner. I was not disappointed. Lunches are always Top Shelf. Thanks Again....

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

About two years ago we tried to eat here and after waiting for the hostess for over 20 minutes, gave up and went somewhere else. I finally convinced my husband to give them another try, got there at 9:34 and they supposedly have a 10 pm closing time. But, when we tried to go in, we were turned away. So,... More

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