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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” (17 reviews)
“pasta” (65 reviews)
“bucatini” (6 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I base this review strictly on Value and Price. Being in Gainesville and not a big city you expect maybe better prices and Maybe even better food. Service here was fine. We got the shrimp scampi appetizer which was decent and they served garlic rolls....More

1  Thank Nailcutter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been to this place for dinner but decided to try the brunch. The Belgian waffle platter was very good. The music was a nice touch too. The atmosphere was totally different for brunch. We like both dinner and brunch. Try it!

1  Thank Linda C
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Gosia and Ali who play for our brunch is a favorite with our guests. They certainly enhance the atmosphere for a relaxing brunch experience. We thank you for your continued patronage!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was our first visit and the food was very good. Wendy, our server was excellent. They gave us our dessert free of charge for our anniversary. Was pleasantly surprised.

1  Thank D C
happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your special day with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and service at Francesca's. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit. Service was very good. They have a fairly large menu. We had the rollatini for an appetizer which was good. My husband had Shrimp Francaise & I had Grilled Shrimp. My Shrimp was served with Pesto on top. If I...More

1  Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Great, authentic Italian restaurant with fantastic ambiance and live music. You will be so stuffed when you leave this place! Large portions! Highly recommended restaurant.

1  Thank ProfessorCorrie
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was a very pleasant surprise. We settled on Francesca’s after looking at a number of options. We’d tried most of the interesting restaurants within walking distance of the B&B district over the years and decided we didn’t mind a short drive, Francesca’s was about...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We went to dinner before going to the theater. We had reservations and let them know we had a show after. They made sure we were served timely. Food was great. Our server was pleasant. There was live music playing. Great place. Would go again.

1  Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We loved the stuffed eggplant. The Sunday brunch entertainment with Gosia and Ali was great. Service was top notch too.

1  Thank Newberrybill
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Meet friends here for lunch about once a month. Consistently good Italian food and garlic rolls are delicious. Prices are very reasonable too!

Thank Linda J
happygator13, Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you very much for your patronage! We are very happy to hear that you enjoy eating at Francesca's and making it your meeting place with your friends.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the salmon special which was excellent. Chicken Fran was also very good. Service was attentive and the waiter gave good suggestions

Thank Randy B
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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