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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Trattoria Il Francescano

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Croce
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 137: English reviews
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As collectors of the Piatti del Buon Ricordo we had lunch here to add to our plate collection by having the signature dish, Fritto del Convento...We were very dissappointed they were out of stock. They did offer to mail it to us but we opted to,eat something else and would return one day. We had a delicous meal...baked ricotta/spinach stuffed... More 

Helpful?
Thank CristinaSarasota
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived in Florence at our Airbnb in the Santa Croce area and wanted to get a late lunch and chill. We deliberately headed into the main Piazza but the looked for a restaurant that was not in the main piazza. We found this place and although it must have been the end of lunch service we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gus S
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

We are delighted to have been a perfect start for your sojourn, thanks for your words. We hope to see you again in Florence. Regards More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service from very friendly but unobtrusive owners and staff. We had porchetta with roast potatoes and grilled vegetables with a dessert of tiramisu all washed down with a lovely Tuscan white wine. Would recommend whole-heartedly and will visit again if I revisit Florence....and why would anyone not want to revisit Florence?

Helpful?
Thank johnjT7651UP
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Why not? We hope to see you soon. Thanks fo the review. Regards More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This lovely restaurant was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel. We had a brilliant dinner here last week with excellent Chianti house wine. My wild boar dish was superb, would highly recommend! Service was first class, very friendly. By the time we left at about 10.00pm the place was almost full of locals, now that is a good... More 

Helpful?
Thank hairnohair
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thank you very much we're glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope to see you again. Best regards More 

Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Incredibly friendly service, a very good selection of wine and some of the best food I've had in Italy. All my courses were executed wonderfully and defined what fine Italian eating is for me. This place is a must if you're in Florence.

Helpful?
Thank DomPercia
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thank you very much, We're pleased you enjoy our tuscan dishes. We hope to see you again! More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This is owned by the same people who own Baldovino, next door. They did have a 3 Euro per person service charge, which I feel is high, but we did get bread and an apretivo drink with it. I had fresh pasta with artichokes, we had spaghetti with bread crumbs, bolonese, and the spinach dumplings. All were good. We sat... More 

Helpful?
Thank Woman3
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We found this place by chance. It's a little off the beaten track. The food is excellent. I particularly recommend the gnudi and the home made cheesecake. The menu is a list of traditional Florentine dishes but they're impeccably done. No nonsense just really good food. And the staff are good humoured and likeable. I ate at a number of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gamalog
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Dear Gamalog, thanks for your precious review, we are really happy to be your favorite place in Florence! We send you an authentic and warm Tuscan greeting. Come back soon! More 

Cardiff
Level Contributor
92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We ate here four times during our stay in Florence and each time it was wonderful. All the staff were always welcoming, friendly and efficient. Everything we ate was delicious. Try the Tiramisu, it's gorgeous! Great wine. Lovely atmosphere. Frequented by lots of Locals.

Helpful?
Thank italyintimefortea
1 review
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't follow the rules as it declined our reservation through "The Fork". As we got in, we where seated in the lonely dark hall around dirty tables after some party. We were waiting for the waiter to come for 15 minutes, still sitting next to the dirty tables. When the waiter made the order it appeared that they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Алина О
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We went on a quiet rainy October night . I think we may have been the only tourists in the place. The food was really good, tasty but homely too. Lots of strong flavours and very filling. Not the cheapest meal we've had during our stay but I guess you'd pay a bit more for the location. A really good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucy S

Travelers who viewed Trattoria Il Francescano also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Trattoria Il Francescano? 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605
Description
In the heart of Florence, just steps from the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce, you will find "il Francescano": typical Tuscan trattoria, traditional flavors, full-bodied wines and perfumes from another time.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Trattoria Il Francescano 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 Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
Explore this neighborhood