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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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 222
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Yes !

We again returned for a luncheon and were delighted with the food. The staff very friendly as usual. We have not had anything that wasn't delicious !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Betsy448
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Florida City, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Florida City, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We again returned for a luncheon and were delighted with the food. The staff very friendly as usual. We have not had anything that wasn't delicious !

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G-Ville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

You cannot beat the food, they make the best shrimp in town, any dish with their shrimp is delicious. Pricey but great. Waiters though are not all consistently good. I would say 75% of the time the waiter or waitress looks upset about something. 25% of the time wait staff is good. Food is so good we keep going, although... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know how much you enjoy your meals at Francesca's especially our shrimp dishes. We are very sensitive to the cost of eating out in a nice restaurant. We have not had a price increase in the last 2-1/2 years despite the continuing increase in food costs as you,... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is the most overpriced Italian place I have been to in Gainesville. The food needs more seasoning, less cheese. And bread, please.

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

Thank you for your review. There is a fine line that all restaurants have to try and please so many different kinds of tastes with their patrons. Some may consider that we put too much cheese on our product while others believe it is not enough or just enough. We would suggest that you give your preference to your server... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love to stop by Francesca's Trattoria! I started stopping by for the WiFi and a glass of wine several months ago. One day I ordered the italian meatballs in homemade Italian tomato based sauce. Each bite was more delicious than the last! I declined the pasta, just because I could! Each item I have sampled there, from satisfying fresh... More 

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

Thank you for your review. There is a fine line that all restaurants have to try and please so many different kinds of tastes with their patrons. Some may consider that we put too much cheese on our product while others believe it is not enough or just enough. We would suggest that you give your preference to your server... More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Be in from New York never thought living in Gainesville that there was an Italian food restaurant as great as this food was hot great taste in food and wonderful service we recommend to all and prices are reasonable and is kept up very clean

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

Thank you for your review! Welcome to the Francesca family. We know our New York competition is pretty tough so it gives us much pleasure that you can eat Italian in Gainesville and still feel at home. Another plus ......no snow in the winter! More 

Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Francesca's is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. On Sundays they have an excellent Brunch. For Mothers' Day my wife and I were in the mood for something decadent and sweet.. We started with Mimosas and then moved on to the main event. We had a fantastic Mascarpone, blueberry and blackberry stuffed French toast. Wow was it delicious. Try Francesca's... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to know that you enjoy our Sunday Brunch. We are now in the process of updating the brunch menu as we have had a lot of requests for new items to be added. We do listen to the feedback from our customers as this always helps us to improve and grow... More 

Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice, clean, restaurant with friendly wait staff. Have dined here several times in the past. Went for dinner with a friend. The appetizer was very good. My entrée, lasagna was not. Not as layered as it used too be and not as good. Was extremely salty! So salty I was not able too eat much of it. Was very generic... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our lasagna dish is one of our top selling items that we have on the menu. We have not changed our recipe for this popular dish and that is one of the reasons it continues to be a choice for many. We do want all of our guests to have a great experience at Francesca's... More 

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Salad great service slow served a dinner and was ok not worth price... Other party members dinners ok... Over cheesy and tooo soft pasta . Food tasted on one dish like teflon

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

We apologize that 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 shows you... More 

High Springs, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place is very comfortable, perfect low lighting but not too low that you can't read the menu or see your friends. We all had caesar salad and it was excellent.I had shrimp fra diablo. It was very tasty and just the right amount of heat. My husband had chicken marsala. The marsala was very good however the chicken was... More 

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happygator13, Owner at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate your patronage and happy to hear that your evening with us was enjoyable except for the chicken in your husband's Chicken Marsala. We would have been more than happy to remake his plate or give him another choice completely. We do want every plate to be enjoyed and strive to make this... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the second time I have eaten here. I love the pasta and can't say enough about the portions. My husband's salad was huge! The service has been great both times. Expect to take home leftovers!

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happygator13, Owner at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your meals. It is true....no one leaves hungry! Thank you for your patronage. 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: 352-378-7152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?