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“Good Food, Good Music, Good Service, Good Prices!”

Francesca's Trattoria
Ranked #25 of 594 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We've been to Francesca's twice--once for lunch and once for dinner. Four for dinner. Two for lunch. Across both meals everything was very good. Food was very good. Not amazing, but very good. Consistently good food and consistently good service. At dinner there was appropriate and enjoyable live music, and the musicians were very cooperative with suggestions. Prices were reasonable. Wine list was not extensive, but good enough to find something that matched the food. The decor is that dark, Italian, booths around the outside style that some people like. Me, not so much, but it was clean and well maintained. Local artwork hangs on the walls. Was it really four stars? Maybe 4.5. Well worth going to but not the place you dream about.

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Thank MHeesacker
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

2nd time here with my wife. Excellent service and the food remarkable. They were good sized portions, fresh and hot. Atmosphere was nice, but a little noisy. We plan to visit again snd again to try all their tempting dishes.

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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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