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La Francescana

#546 of 9,646 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Prati
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Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 5701
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was easy to make a reservation with short notice (although the restaurant became fairly crowded after our early arrival). We particularly enjoyed our Primi Piatti: I was delighted by my Penne (?) alla Gricia, and others in our group lauded their Penne All' Arrabiata, the Tonarelli Cacio e Pepe and their Carbonara. The Secondi (both Di Carni and Di... More 

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Thank 1KRP
Toruń
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and nice service. In expensive. Traditional Italian dishes. Fully booked in the evening. Worth waiting

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Thank Asia H
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here. all had different things. The Pasta was stunning. Very reasonably priced for Rome.

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Thank Tonycpfc1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just landed in Rome with no time to make a reservation, this wonderful restaurant kindly fit us in for the New Year. We received a free glass of prosecco on ordering and another one again at the stroke of midnight. The food was very well priced for Rome and was very filling; the tiramisu was to die for. Staff... More 

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Thank Abbie M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! Waiter was lovely and the food was amazing. We ordered the spinach ricotta ravioli and grilled sea bass and also included antipasti buffet of grilled aubergine, zucchini and other veg along with a selection of olives and salad. Great atmosphere too!

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Mandurah, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Wow, was recommended by the hotel we stayed at...excellent food, service and prices...paid €64 for 3 péople that inluded entree, a main, side dishes and a carafe of the house wine...oh and got 10% discount staying at Sant'Angelo hotel!

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

After a lovely concert at the Chiesa Valdesse we went to this restaurant for supper. We all ordered different dishes and found them to be very good at reasonable prices.

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Thank CossyWombat
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in late for a meal. Waiter was attentive and friendly, spoke excellent English. Bread and drinks at table super fast. Meal was excellent and really high quality. A real gem of a place. Only minus, we were too late for choice of deserts but that was our fault. Reasonable prices, great service and well placed.

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La Marina, Spain
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Only just arrived in Rome and found this little gem. Staff were extremely helpful and the food was great, had the special of the day which was prawn and courgette tagliatelle, delish. Good value for money as a jug of wine only 4 euros and I couldn't finish it.

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Nova Scotia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Beautiful spot, we ate there 3 times LOL, love it, great food and wine, excellent price, open for lunch and dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $32
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 322 5701

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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