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Trattoria Il Francescano

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Santa Croce
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Largo Piero Bargellini 16, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is owned by the same people who own Baldovino, next door. They did have a 3 Euro per person service charge, which I feel is high, but we did get bread and an apretivo drink with it. I had fresh pasta with artichokes, we had spaghetti with bread crumbs, bolonese, and the spinach dumplings. All were good. We sat... More 

Thank Woman3
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place by chance. It's a little off the beaten track. The food is excellent. I particularly recommend the gnudi and the home made cheesecake. The menu is a list of traditional Florentine dishes but they're impeccably done. No nonsense just really good food. And the staff are good humoured and likeable. I ate at a number of... More 

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baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Dear Gamalog, thanks for your precious review, we are really happy to be your favorite place in Florence! We send you an authentic and warm Tuscan greeting. Come back soon! More 

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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here four times during our stay in Florence and each time it was wonderful. All the staff were always welcoming, friendly and efficient. Everything we ate was delicious. Try the Tiramisu, it's gorgeous! Great wine. Lovely atmosphere. Frequented by lots of Locals.

Thank italyintimefortea
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't follow the rules as it declined our reservation through "The Fork". As we got in, we where seated in the lonely dark hall around dirty tables after some party. We were waiting for the waiter to come for 15 minutes, still sitting next to the dirty tables. When the waiter made the order it appeared that they... More 

Thank Алина О
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a quiet rainy October night . I think we may have been the only tourists in the place. The food was really good, tasty but homely too. Lots of strong flavours and very filling. Not the cheapest meal we've had during our stay but I guess you'd pay a bit more for the location. A really good... More 

Thank Lucy S
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here our last night in Florence. What a wonderful meal to finish our trip to Italy. Had the osso buco, and a glass of chianti.

Thank Marc P
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Beside the Basilica Santa Croce, a block from the Piazza is a trattoria/osteria that serve local foods to local people. Bread soup, tripe, florentine steak. The owner will tell you what is good, help pick a local wine. Not the fanciest meal we ate in Firenze, but probably the best.

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Florence, Italy
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Next to the church of Santa Croce this is an old traditional trattoria. Excellent food, friendly service and food arrives within an acceptable limit. During lunch there are groups of tourists but for dinner things slow down

Thank CriticallyMe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Il Francescano was recommended to us by our hotel. Just next to Basilica Croce they serve local Tuscany specialties at fair prices. Quality of food is outstanding as is service and atmosphere. You have to book in advance, this place is frequently booked out, lots of locals having lunch and dinner here. Portions are splendid and variety is certainly serving... More 

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Venetia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were given this restaurant as a recommendation of our Hotel (Plaza Hotel Luchessi). This restaurant was extremely wonderful! The atmosphere is very typical Italian, where the owner to the staff was friendly, polite and very proud of their cuisine. We were greeted by the owner and seated. We than were served by many people who took their time and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Piero Bargellini 16, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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