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“Upscale Italian”

Francesca's Trattoria
Ranked #26 of 599 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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 other Italian restaurants in town. It is also difficult to navigate to its location as the main thoroughfare to it has been blocked off and it's quite convoluted to get there.

Thank Sharon K
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happygator13, General Manager at Francesca's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

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 our fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and groceries and this may cause our prices to seem higher than other Italian restaurants. Quality and freshness for all of our foods are the most important for us along with consistant taste and great service.

We are located in an off the main highway location on 43rd Street behind Sunstate Credit Union in a cul de sac. There is a red light on N.W. 43rd Street and 25th Place which enables easy accessibity to the restaurant. It does look a little confusing as one might think they are turning into the Credit Union but rest assured this is the road that the City of Gainesville built a few years ago! Thanks again and we appreciate your patronage!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

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.

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1  Thank Britneyladd
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 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 on Saturday nights. We even asked him to play happy birthday and he agreed. Expect to spend about 40 dollars per person here. By the way, because it was my birthday we got free chocolate cake

1  Thank arjunbamzai
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 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
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