We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

La Francescana

#633 of 9,215 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Prati
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 5701
Website
Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

515 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 151: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the restaurant twice with the family, always crowded, the food is delicious and fresh and the service is good, kids loved it

Helpful?
Thank Elie K
Poznan, Poland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good prices, friendly atmosphere, excellent Italian food. Not too many tourists, this place is more popular for local people. You will love this place.

Helpful?
Thank krs-mk
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there several times during our stay. A familiar place, very good food, as fatto per la nonna. Follow waiter's recommendations. You will enjoy great food and pay very reasonable prices. A perfect roman corner.

Helpful?
Thank Abelardo007
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our walk back from the Trevi Fountain chosen because we appreciated it's quiet side street location (lined with parked scooters). The guests around us appeared to be local. Highlights: nice wine list, serve yourself antipasti, tender veal steak and velvety penne salmone. Would recommend to visitors seeking an authentic dining experience. A duet composed of... More 

Helpful?
Thank walsong
Bracknell, England
Level Contributor
80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this gem which was just around the corner from where we were staying. Lovely food, big portions and lovely people. We actually went there two nights running, once for pasta, once for pizza. Both times we sat outside on the quiet street and watched the world go buy. Very good value for money and great food.

Helpful?
Thank Miki J
Northford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love the pizza we happened to stubble across this restaurant after a walking tour and visited the castle. Great food cute place.

Helpful?
Thank Ftbllsal23
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Rome for a couple of days and had lunch or dinner several times here as it was really close to the main city attractions and our hotel. The food was delicious and wine was really good, though the whole ambient is pretty old school. The service was OK.

Helpful?
Thank pero2903
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch and to rest our feet after walking around Rome. There was an antipasto buffet that looked amazing, but I didn't try it and my husband was mad that I didn't tell him it was an option (my Italian is much better than his). We instead had a charcuterie and cheese appetizer... More 

Helpful?
Thank skm003
new jersy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking around one afternoon and decided to stop by to have a nice pasta dish and a glass or two of wine, in which I was not disappointed. Since it was close to the hotel and they also recommended I gave it a try . Needless to say I have been back a few times.

Helpful?
Thank bballs
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Third time in 15 years and each time was excellent. Traditional Family restaurant with great food, service and value. Hope to return again.

Helpful?
Thank Johnb212

Travelers who viewed La Francescana also viewed

 

Been to La Francescana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Francescana and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New Jersey

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Francescana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.
Explore this neighborhood