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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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235 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. The atmosphere is classy yet casual dress is fine. The lasagne was delicious but a really small portion. I was left kind of hungry despite not having a particularly large appetite. Service was excellent. Fried ravioli appetizer was blah. Fried cheese was nice.

Thank gatorRPH1990
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Francesca's visit was ok but we think our waiter forgot to place our order. We waited about 45 minutes for our dinners to arrive. Bread and drinks filled us up while we waited but we had to ask for it. Our food was good once it arrived. No time left for dessert.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We are i constant search for good Italian in Gainesville area. Tried Francescas but food was fair, not excellent. Place is nice and waiters very nice.

Thank Bluebenbury
Melrose, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Service and atmosphere very good. After reading the previous reviews re: the food, I guess my expectations were high. My husband had the Eggplant Parmesan and I had the Eggplant Rollatini which was very good and a good portion. My side of ziti with sauce had no taste and the garlic rolls were served warm but dry with very little... More 

Thank bOOmer649
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I will definitely be going here again. Just ate at Francesca's for the first time in quite a while and I love the menu, the wine and the service. I am not an Italian food lover by nature but this experience proved there's more to Italian cuisine than what I am used to at most restaurants. I have to eat... More 

Thank Bridget G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch today at Fransescas. The service was top notch, the room comfortable, and the food delicious and of a good portion. We had chicken parmigian, chicken milanese, and lasagna and all were much enjoyed.

Thank Docsusannah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Francesca's offers great service and excellent Italian food for all taste of the Italians cuisine. My wife and l love to call in and make a reservation and have the table waiting for us and enjoy some romantic quality time enjoying the amazing rolls and the best chicken Marsala in the Gainesville area.

Thank Jay T
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We enjoy eating at Francesca's. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is excellent. The menu is varied with lots of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. One of my favorites is the seafood salad. It features calamari, shrimp and scallops atop a fresh green salad with a tasty vinaigrette dressing. This salad makes a cool, light meal on... More 

Thank Wilma G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My adopted kids took me here for the Fathers Day buffet which was very good. Nice antipasto, shrimp cocktail, roast beef plus all the Italian and American sides and desert. The food was excellent and the service better than most places in Gainesville. Saw several other parties I knew.

Thank JHudsonGainesville
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Was initially tossed off because the bartender walked out on his phone but other than that service was very good. Prices were definitely on the higher end. Overall food was good - sausage wasn't my favorite but the sauce was nice. If you want higher class Italian go here, if you want more family friendly or cheaper check out Napolatanos.

Thank Anon8815

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 13523787152

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?