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Francesca's Trattoria

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Best Italian restaurant in Gainesville

Great ambiance, Italian food is always excellent. Great service and price. Best Italian restaurant in Gainesville. Great place for family special events. Everyone always loves this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Robert M
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great ambiance, Italian food is always excellent. Great service and price. Best Italian restaurant in Gainesville. Great place for family special events. Everyone always loves this place!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there for my goddaughter's christening celebration dinner. Accommodations for a large group are very good. Food was delicious.

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Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing much to say. Just an ok Italian restaurant. Would I go back? Yes knowing fully well what its limitations are.

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Florida City, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Forgot to review after visit in May but all we were with went again in Nov. The May visit was wonderful and service and food Very good. Love all Italian food and it was hard to choose. Will definitely go back next visit . (The Nov. group visit said it was "great again"). You won't be disappointed ! Good price... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have consistently enjoyed their seafood and eggplant preparations. I tend to get their specials, so make sure to ask. Not cheap, but worth it. I particularly like their ciopinno. The atmosphere is upscale, but not ostentatious. Their staff is friendly and helpful. The food is not fast, but as much would be expected with proper preparation. This is a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want a casual pizza place, there are a lot of options. But, if you want really good Italian you have to look pretty hard in Gainesville. Francesca's has a very nice venue appropriate for celebration meals and dating. The service is at the upper end for Gainesville, but don't expect 5 star service... after all this is a... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were travelling from Marathon Key to Panama City and decided to stop around Gainesville for a dinner. Francesca's Trattoria popped up as being close by so we decided to try it. What a find! We received a wonderful greeting, all of our meals were excellent, and our waitress was perfect in every way.

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Gainesville
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I like white linen service and Francesca's isn't a let down however somewhat expensive. It's a place I think of for a special occasion not everyday dining. Food is always good and service can be so so depending on who you get. Looking for a dim romantic place for a special dinner? It just might be where you'd like to... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The best dinner we've ever had in Gainesville was at Francesca's. The food was excellent and the service great. At Francesca's, you are treated like family or friends. We highly recommend Francesca's and can't wait to return for another delicious dinner.

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Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I really enjoyed this restaurant and highly recommend it. I ordered ravioli and caprese salad, and both were outstanding. The cheeses were really the standout for both dishes. The service was fantastic (I wish I remembered his name to give him a shout out.) I ordered a mix drink that was just ok. I should've ordered wine, and will next... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?