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Francesca's Trattoria

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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
+1 352-378-7152
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Duluth, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Thank Vincec0613
Ohio
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Mytreep
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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 ?

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Thank Tom P
Gainesville, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 

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Thank Ken D
Ormond Beach, Florida
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235 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

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Thank gatorRPH1990
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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.

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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 17 August 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 

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Thank bOOmer649
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 

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Thank Bridget G
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch today at Fransescas. The service was top notch, the room comfortable, and the food delicious and of a good portion. We had chicken parmigian, chicken milanese, and lasagna and all were much enjoyed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?