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“"The Best Italian Ever!"”

Francesca's Trattoria
Ranked #26 of 588 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you want the best Italian with the freshest ingredients! Francesca's is the place to go! Their Chicken Marsala is the best I have ever had, but then again there isn't anything at Francesca's that I don't like. The service is exceptional, they treat you like family, and the atmosphere is peaceful and inviting. You always have more than enough to eat, with tremendous flavor. Please! Make sure you try the rolls while you are there, they are heavenly! It is family owned and operated, which makes Francesca's not the typical chain Italian restaurant. The food is made from scratch with love by Chef Michael. When you are in need of catering for a special event or party Mrs. Francis or Ms. Shel go above and beyond to make sure they add that special touch that will insure your event is a success.

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Thank Christy S
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I love Francesca's. By far, this is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. It's probably my favorite restaurant in town. The food is wonderful. I love the bolognese sauce, the chicken Marsala, the seafood dishes.....everything I've tried has been wonderful. Even the bread is great! The atmosphere is very nice. The service is always good.

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Thank 34CLM
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stopped at Francesca's now for the 3rd time in our travels from Bonita Springs, FL to Chicago and have found this place to be the best Italian restaurant we have found in ages. The service was excellent, nice wine list, pleasant surroundings, delicious food and plates that you can split or even get half servings. The salad was server nice and cold and the pasta nice and hot. It was a great way to spend a relaxing evening after being on the road for 5 hours. Our waiter, Clay did everything possible to make our dinner an enjoyable one. And the dessert was excellent as well. The overall meal for the 2 of us was priced fair. We will return on our next trip without a doubt!
Pat & Larry

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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Unbelievable flavor great value great atmosphere definitely will come back. I had chicken with lemon butter sauce angel hair pasta great flavor, outstanding, fresh enjoyable. Newly found favorite.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was wonderful. The owners make you feel special and make you dinning feel wanted and an appreciated event!!!!!

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Thank Marsha J
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