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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although the food is a bit expensive, Francesca's has a very romantic theme. I went here for my birthday and everyone was satisfied. Even though the kids were making so much noise, the staff was polite to us. There is a live pianist who plays...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Francesca's has always been our go to place for our department Christmas luncheon. Great service and delicious food. Our large party was very well accommodated.

Thank tlphillips0711
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The food is so blissfully authentic, we're eager to return. It was delicious and the service was very pleasant.

Thank Kristen C
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Being a family owned and operated business it gives us great pleasure to know that we are able to bring authenticity to our Gainesville community! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed April 10, 2017

Almost every week, my husband and I stop by Francesca's for an early dinner . It is always comfortable, with attentive service and delicious food.

Thank edunn2016
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We were staying in Gainesville for the night and looking for some Italian. First of all, the place could use a remodel. The decor looks like it hasn't been kept up to date. But, aside from that it was pretty good. Our server was friendly...More

Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Reviewed March 26, 2017

In Gainesville, Florida with the NHRA, looking for a great Italian dinner, we hoped Francesca's would fit the bill ? We were seated right on time, wait staff was very good, nice appatizers menu , huge wine list...If you're a wine drinker, ordered our meals...More

Thank CherokeeN9444W
Reviewed March 15, 2017

My wife has always loved Francesca's, and we have gone there frequently over the past winter because it generally stays open long enough for us to get a good meal after the Gator basketball games that generally end around 9:15 pm. Lots of restaurants start...More

Thank Albert M
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I arrived with our group shortly before eight. Only one other group was in the restaurant and they were getting ready to leave. We were promptly seated and that was the only prompt part of the evening. There were only 3 people st the bar...More

Thank j b
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for your experience. Your review will be brought up in house so that corrective measures are taken and this does not happen again. Thank you. Sincerely, Management

Reviewed February 23, 2017

We were on our way to a recital and decided to eat at Francesca's Trattoria. It was our first visit. The atmosphere is inviting and warm. The service is very good. The menu offers a good variety. I chose the veal Francais. My husband had...More

Thank Ellison O
Reviewed February 19, 2017

all good always good please just add a few more truly vegetarian options ( no chicken broth or meat based sauce or anchovies hiding ) my server was honest with me as to what I could not have we have been going for last 3...More

Thank burmawallah
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Dress code? Are capris okay
July 18, 2016|
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Response from northfloridafolks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, capri’s would be fine. Gainesville is a student oriented town so yes while there may be people dressed in suits others will be more casual.
Is there a full bar you can sit at?
June 20, 2016|
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Response from LaDVie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, ask for LaDonna's Grey Goose martini, straight up, dry, a little bit dirty, with regular olives instead of blue cheese. The best!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 352-378-7152
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