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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
352-378-7152
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Ranked #3 of 454 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Francesca's several times and each time it was a nice experience. The food was consistently delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. Definitely must try this for very good Italian food in Gainesville.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant because of the great reviews and it did not disappoint. I had the lasagna and it was one of the best I have ever eaten. Service was great; prompt, but not hovering over us. It is not cheap, but it is definitely worth the price.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I eat both lunch and dinner with some frequency and have seen the food improve over time. Most dinners develop favorites and stick with them; fish, veal, poultry or beef with choices of vegetables and pastas.

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Springboro, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Period. Have eaten here several times and the food is always incredible. The pasta is al dente, not over cooked. The sauces are fantastic. The staff personable without being intrusive. The LIVE MUSIC outstanding. A great place

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go there once a year for my son's birthday. We are now gluten free and they do have pasta for us. We had seafood pasta in a white wine sauce and it was delicious. We had a mussel app and it was great. My son had Chicken parm and took 1/2 home. Food always good here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Beautiful place beautiful music delicious food! Parmesan chicken was great and the entourage was friendly and nice..

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Epicurean delight just right for the soul. Savor it all. Clean your plate with the garlic knots. Agreeable in taste and flavor to be enjoyed totally. Lunch and dinner as well!

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Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We were in Gainsville for the Gatornationals and needed a place to eat. I went on yelp and found this place. Good choice. The place was packed. Lucky they had an open table. The bruschetta was excellent, the past fagiloi soup was great. The house cab sav leese fitch 2012 was excellent. I had fresh snapper my hubby had lasagna... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Francesca's is a very nice place with very good food and a lovely atmosphere. It is located in a central part of down with plenty of parking.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food - all 4 dishes were delicious and the bread was warm and tasty. Very nice live background music that was pleasant and not too loud. Good service too and the food arrived fairly quick. I was there for a work-related dinner, but I can see how would be a very nice place for a date as well. It's... More

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