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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
13523787152
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great for a nice, quiet and really pleasant dinner

We decided to meet some friends here and catch up with each other. We had a booth about halfway back, just in front of a 12-top that worried me in terms of noise and speed of food delivery. I needn't have worried! While waiting for our friends, we ordered the Cold Antipasto ($14) to share and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Poppy M
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to meet some friends here and catch up with each other. We had a booth about halfway back, just in front of a 12-top that worried me in terms of noise and speed of food delivery. I needn't have worried! While waiting for our friends, we ordered the Cold Antipasto ($14) to share and there was plenty for... More 

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Thank Poppy M
Florida
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here Friday evening, and they were doing a booming business. It is a locals favorite. Portions are large and service is good. My lasagna was tasty.

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Thank Roberts08
Jacksonville
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have lived in the Gainesville area for about 5 years and finally made it to Francesca's Trattoria. We read some reviews and of course some were bad and some were good so we wanted to try for ourselves. Overall we had a great experience and the food we ordered was very good and had plenty of leftovers. The waitress... More 

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Thank Laura H
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food here - those fried rice balls are to die for! The servers were incredibly nice and helpful. Will definitely be back!

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Thank usmctravel
Gainesville, Florida
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410 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether for a client lunch or dinner, a family occasion, or a night out for 2, this is always a good choice!

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Thank jelsrtrav
Lake City, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm thank you to Francesca for a true dinning experience.Delicious food,great atmosphere,professional,attentive staff and a reasonable,non assuming wine selection.Best italian food in North Florida...and that is just the beginning.Great place for a romantic evening or a night out with good friends.It quickly has become a monthly visit (the 45 min drive is worth it)

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Thank Becky V
Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to my 2014 experience, the quality of food went from great to bad My grouper special was kind of old and saggy, not sure if it was from frozen or overcooked or.. Garlic bread : not fresh Sauce: not good Salad was good

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Thank Frank P
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the mezzalunas half moon ravioli stuffed with seafood and wife had eggplant parmesea both were excellent. Did not like the mixed vegetables as the seasoning overpowered the vegetables. Tiramisu was to die for.

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Thank Tim G
Florida
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Use to be better thsn it was in Sept. Really disappointed in my Caprese Salad... Mostly yard weeds with a few bits of tomato and cheese. Use to be whole slices of tomato and moz on spinach leaves...barely anything to eat now.

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Thank carolyn352
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering Francesca's, I was warmly greeted. Shortly after sitting down, a basket of fresh, hot garlic rolls appeared on the table that practically melted in my mouth. Two in my party orders the special - seafood mezzaluna and I ordered the Chicken Francaise. Everything was rich and fresh. The chicken was so tender, flavorful, and moist. We finished our meal... More 

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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: 13523787152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?