We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 468 Gainesville Restaurants

Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
352-378-7152
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 468 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

295 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    206
    47
    21
    13
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lecanto, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a hard place to review. It has so many wonderful qualities, yet there were a few things that we have to criticize. First, this is a beautifully run restaurant with a great faithful clientele. It was our first time--and on a Monday evening--and the tables were turning over rapidly with happy people. You will not go wrong to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Love the jazz music by Nick DeCarlis and friends, makes a great meeting spot with friends to enjoy dinner, wine, music. One of the better italian restaurants in Gainesville I think.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I go to Francesca's regularly. I don't think we've ever had a meal we didn't like. Good atmosphere, great food! I recommend it highly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food was excellent, service perfect. There was relaxing music played by a musical trio. Only drawback is the (expectedly) high prices. But if you want a really excellent meal cooked to perfection with well above average service, this is a great place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good soup, good rolls, and other food very good as well. The staff is very accommodating. We've always had a positive experience there. The menu has many choices. You can't go wrong.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wanted a special experience for my sister and brother-in-law's visit from Texas and we chose Francesca's! They dine in Dallas a lot and were extremely impressed with our little town's "big" restaaurant! Can't ever go wrong there!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been dining at this restaurant for a few years now. Just getting around to writing a review after another positive experience last night. Very good pasta dishes (eg, Bucatini All' Amatriciana). They generally have at least one very good fish special. Decent value. Had appetizer, entrees, wine, desserts, and coffee for roughly $45/person. Often have live music (jazz).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Whether you are eating in the restaurant or having an event catered, the food is exceptional. When dining in, the service and ambience are wonderful. We recently had a reunion catered and our guests are still salivating. We had a tray of lasagna, a quart of marinara for dipping, angel hair with garlic and oil, and garlic rolls delivered to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
happygator13, Owner at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review to let us know how much you enjoyed your catered event. We are happy to be able to respond to our client's request to have Francesca's brought to your home or office. We are glad to know your evening dinner was a success. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you have not visited Francesca's you have NO IDEA what you're missing. This is truly an Italian Restaurant that will leave you wanting for more (and more of EVERYTHING). My wife and I come here on a regular basis and have eaten lunch and dinner and have NEVER been dissatisfied with our meals. From their pizza's to their Bucatini... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
happygator13, Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We thank you for your continued patronage with Francesca's. We have built our business on the loyalty from our patrons just as yourselves and really appreciate your continued support. More 

Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was introduced to this place right after relocating to the area and go there frequently. I am a real foodie and this is the only place I've found in Gainesville that will cook to order without batting an eye. I love all the pastas but I most frequently get the house salad with Salmon on it cooked medium rare.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
happygator13, Owner at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So happy that you enjoy your meals at Francesca. Jazz night is a very popular night along with the other nights and Sunday Brunch that we offer music. We thank you for your patronage. More 

Travelers who viewed Francesca's Trattoria also viewed

 
Gainesville, FL
 

Been to Francesca's Trattoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Francesca's Trattoria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?