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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
352-378-7152
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
nice place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
amyles
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High Springs, 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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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
High Springs, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a large group of 25 guests for Sunday brunch to celebrate my mother's birthday. The food was delicious for everyone and the service was excellent. Definitely recommend Francesca's.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I first became aware of FRANCESCA's about four or five years ago. It was near my birthday, and one of my daughters would be visiting for the occasion, and I heard there was this new Italian restaurant in town, called FRANCESCA's. We did, and it was to our liking then, and it has remained one of our favorite restaurants here... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a recent lunch with marvelous grouper. Fresh and delicious. Wish the room were a little lighter at lunch. Skip the cold antipasto and go for the fish or pasta.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Best bloody Mary in public I've ever had. The in-house smoked salmon is wonderful. The live music is beautiful.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Quiet, comfortable and easy to visit. Wonderful caring servers and fantastic food. Coffee and desert worth a visit.

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Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We find ourselves often passing through Gainesville and stopping for rest and food. Typically we stop at franchise establishments, this time we found Francesca's. Finding the location is easy with a GPS, it is behind a bank with not much signage. The food is delicious and the portions are very large. The chicken Parmesan was two large breasts with a... More 

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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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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?