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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 years would like a cake or pie option instead of last years " dessert cups... More 

Thank burmawallah
Duluth, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant and you notice that right away. From the young lady who greets you to the wait staff. They were all polite and friendly. The food was wonderful, excellent sauce and fresh made ravioli. I could tell everything was homemade. The Garlic Rolls were to die for. Only problem I had was that I don't... More 

Thank Vincec0613
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

My chicken Marsala was out of this world delicious! Service was great considering we were such a big group. Ambiance was beautiful!

Thank Mytreep
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Good service but bad food soaked in ubiquitous garlicky cooked and recooked marinara sauce. Arancini's rice was over cooked. Mussels were precooked. Salad was soaked in oily dressing making it inedible. Bread so greasy. Bottom line that's the Americanized ITALIAN food at its worse!!! Previous visit was much different with a nice culinary experience. What happened in the kitchen ?

Thank Tom P
Gainesville, Florida
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I wonder why we don't eat here more often but then I know. We ate here with friends recently. Two of us had the veal scaloppini, don't know why I don't try this more often as it was wonderful. Two others had pasta dishes they raved about. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our meals. So why... More 

Thank Ken D
Ormond Beach, Florida
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239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 16, 2016 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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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26 reviews
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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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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
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?