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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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All 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
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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, actual question from the hostess. Granted it was Father's Day and the house was full. In retrospect I should have considered this and called ahead. At any rate, after reading the Trip Advisor reviews we said "Let's try it". Parking lot was full (bad omen), walked inside, full. Hostess asked if we had a reservation. Answered "no, we will... More 

Thank Friz F
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Francesca's is a long time well established family owned and operated restaurant that has been blessed with a very loyal Gainesville following. We were extremely busy on Father's Day and are sorry that you were not able to get a table. We do have customers that prefer to sit in the bar area and do make reservations to obtain seating... More 

Gainesville, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Macclenny, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service is great we have had lunch witch was fab dinner was excellent salads are to die for the seafood salad is great eggplant parm is great you will love this place

Thank tonyp1942
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Upscale Italian, great food , great service - hidden gem - this is some of the best food you will get in Gainesville - great menu choices - enormous portions - the appetisers good variety , salads with entrees great choice not just a standard one - nice atmosphere for group or couples

Thank Tes S
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We started with calamari and the eggplant the calamari was like rubber and for the $13 it was very small the eggplant was real good. For dinner my waiter recommend the tortellini and it was terrible full of butter and just not good my wife had the chicken Francasie she loved it and I tasted it and it was good.... More 

Thank Anthony C
Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This restaurant was a surprise to me. I had never been there, but had heard others rave about it. We went with some friends who had been there before, and knew that it was a little difficult to find . We had a scrumptious dinner, and great wine. We will definitely be back.

Thank MarDiVoy
O Brien, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Had their food previously catered but never ate at the restaurant. A true Italian experience. Good food, good staff, good experience.

Thank Terri N
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

quality is important here. salads are excellent here,very romantic style. not loud. french/Italian fare

Thank damonchris94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Soups, Gluten Free
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, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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?