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Francesca's Trattoria

4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the calamari appetizer. Tasted ok but like it was frozen not made there. The chianti wine was bad. Did have the shrimp diablo. It was very good but a lot of butter. I could taste butter when I ate the shrimp. Bread tasted like...More

Thank Jamaicaman43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Italian food and have eaten at a lot of Italian eateries from fine dining to modest family restaurants, and even a few restaurants in Rome! And i think Francesca's food is entirely over priced for the level of food. The place presents itself...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would rate it a 4 and a half if I could! The restaurant is nice for couples or for a group looking for a nice dinner. The fried mozzarella appetizer is a MUST have! My chicken parm was very good! Big portions! Highly recommend!!

Thank CandE-Travels
Reviewed 21 August 2018

A usual go-to place for very good Italian. the specials are good, as are the standard menu offerings. If we don't get the special, we opt for the penne vodka, or the tortellini with diavolo sauce. For Gainesville, the cannolis are good. On some evenings,...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 19 August 2018

My wife and I truly enjoy good Italian Food, so she chose here for our anniversary dinner. As we entered, we were immediately greeted and taken to our reservation table. Our waitress (Wendy) was very cheerful and eager to make the dinner a great experience....More

Thank jimmurphey
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

If I’m in Gainesville and going out to eat, this is my first choice. Very good food. I love the shrimp and pasta dishes. Eggplant is quite. Good too. The red wine selection is excellent. I’m very picky about white wines, so I always ask...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We were running late, and were going to miss Sunday brunch. We called in advance to order, and they had our food ready to go when we arrived at 2:10. Ranch stopped at 2. They even called us on the way to tell us one...More

Thank james g
Reviewed 16 August 2018

They have a wonderful ambience and a beautiful, traditional Italian menu, but I wouldn't say any of their dishes nor their service have ever blown me away, and it should for the price.

Thank Vicky T
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch. We were seated quickly and in the middle of UF Graduation lunches with large parties. Service was fair and the food was great. Tastes fresh and homemade. I look forward to coming back... but for a date night.

Thank LoveUFLoveFLA
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Our 'splurge' restaurant. a little upscale, staff is always friendly and on the ball. Everything we have ever gotten is delicious. The best Caesar salad, authentic with anchovies. Try out the 1/2 price appetizers for happy hour. Not a lot to choose from, but all...More

Thank heather s
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Response from Edward P | Reviewed this property |
I have not brought wine; but I am sure you can bring a bottle for a corkage fee to cover cost of glasses, pouring, etc.
18 July 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.
21 June 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

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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