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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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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“bucatini” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been several years since I had eaten here. Today there were 9 of us having lunch. Our server was pleasant and attentive. He was patient with thr group because some of us had not been together in awhile and were visiting rather than...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GatorInn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had reservations coming from 3 different areas for thanksgiving lunch. We were seated promptly, the service and food were very good and no dishes to wash. We had a great time.

Date of visit: November 2018
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happygator13, Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving Day at Francesca's! Good food brings everyone together to enjoy and celebrate each other.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am always delighted no matter what I order. Real Italian food and excellent service! Recent visit was to celebrate a birthday with 8 friends. We could hardly walk to our cars we were so full! Happy Tummies!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We came here 6 years ago before the Mizzou vs. Florida football game. We decided to return because the food was great. We were not disappointed in our return trip. The employees were very friendly from the moment we walked in even though we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Formans
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jamaicaman43
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stevenwJ2114AT
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20 September 2018|
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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

Rating summary
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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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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