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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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“pasta” (60 reviews)
“bucatini” (6 reviews)
“ziti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606-6563
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Reviews (424)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This has been a long time favorite of our family. All the entrees are good with very large portions. The wine is great as is the service. Music is provided from mid week onwards. The only negative is that the prices are high compared to...More

Thank Sharon K
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! Being a locally owned and operated family business we prepare all of our foods from scratch and never frozen. In order to provide the freshest items on our menu we only purchase the highest of quality for all...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited twice here, with my wife and friends. First class service, delicious food, wonderful live music. It does not get much better than this.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Bucatini Ala Shrimp & Goat Cheese pasta! Both my boyfriend and I got the same dish and it was so rich and decadent! It's a must try. The place is a little hidden but has a charming intimate dinning area.

Thank Britneyladd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food is a bit expensive, Francesca's has a very romantic theme. I went here for my birthday and everyone was satisfied. Even though the kids were making so much noise, the staff was polite to us. There is a live pianist who plays...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Francesca's has always been our go to place for our department Christmas luncheon. Great service and delicious food. Our large party was very well accommodated.

Thank tlphillips0711
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The food is so blissfully authentic, we're eager to return. It was delicious and the service was very pleasant.

Thank Kristen C
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Being a family owned and operated business it gives us great pleasure to know that we are able to bring authenticity to our Gainesville community! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Almost every week, my husband and I stop by Francesca's for an early dinner . It is always comfortable, with attentive service and delicious food.

Thank edunn2016
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were staying in Gainesville for the night and looking for some Italian. First of all, the place could use a remodel. The decor looks like it hasn't been kept up to date. But, aside from that it was pretty good. Our server was friendly...More

Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Reviewed 26 March 2017

In Gainesville, Florida with the NHRA, looking for a great Italian dinner, we hoped Francesca's would fit the bill ? We were seated right on time, wait staff was very good, nice appatizers menu , huge wine list...If you're a wine drinker, ordered our meals...More

Thank CherokeeN9444W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife has always loved Francesca's, and we have gone there frequently over the past winter because it generally stays open long enough for us to get a good meal after the Gator basketball games that generally end around 9:15 pm. Lots of restaurants start...More

Thank Albert M
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Dress code? Are capris okay
19 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.
Is there a full bar you can sit at?
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 23:00
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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