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Trattoria Il Francescano

Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
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1 - 10 of 479 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As collectors of the Piatti del Buon Ricordo we had lunch here to add to our plate collection by having the signature dish, Fritto del Convento...We were very dissappointed they were out of stock. They did offer to mail it to us but we opted...More

Thank CristinaSarasota
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived in Florence at our Airbnb in the Santa Croce area and wanted to get a late lunch and chill. We deliberately headed into the main Piazza but the looked for a restaurant that was not in the main piazza. We found...More

Thank Gus S
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

We are delighted to have been a perfect start for your sojourn, thanks for your words. We hope to see you again in Florence. Regards

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service from very friendly but unobtrusive owners and staff. We had porchetta with roast potatoes and grilled vegetables with a dessert of tiramisu all washed down with a lovely Tuscan white wine. Would recommend whole-heartedly and will visit again if I revisit...More

Thank johnjT7651UP
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Why not? We hope to see you soon. Thanks fo the review. Regards

Reviewed 6 April 2017

This lovely restaurant was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel. We had a brilliant dinner here last week with excellent Chianti house wine. My wild boar dish was superb, would highly recommend! Service was first class, very friendly. By the time we left...More

Thank hairnohair
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thank you very much we're glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope to see you again. Best regards

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Incredibly friendly service, a very good selection of wine and some of the best food I've had in Italy. All my courses were executed wonderfully and defined what fine Italian eating is for me. This place is a must if you're in Florence.

Thank DomPercia
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thank you very much, We're pleased you enjoy our tuscan dishes. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is owned by the same people who own Baldovino, next door. They did have a 3 Euro per person service charge, which I feel is high, but we did get bread and an apretivo drink with it. I had fresh pasta with artichokes, we...More

Thank Woman3
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We found this place by chance. It's a little off the beaten track. The food is excellent. I particularly recommend the gnudi and the home made cheesecake. The menu is a list of traditional Florentine dishes but they're impeccably done. No nonsense just really good...More

Thank Gamalog
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this review

Dear Gamalog, thanks for your precious review, we are really happy to be your favorite place in Florence! We send you an authentic and warm Tuscan greeting. Come back soon!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We ate here four times during our stay in Florence and each time it was wonderful. All the staff were always welcoming, friendly and efficient. Everything we ate was delicious. Try the Tiramisu, it's gorgeous! Great wine. Lovely atmosphere. Frequented by lots of Locals.

Thank italyintimefortea
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't follow the rules as it declined our reservation through "The Fork". As we got in, we where seated in the lonely dark hall around dirty tables after some party. We were waiting for the waiter to come for 15 minutes, still sitting...More

Thank Алина О
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a quiet rainy October night . I think we may have been the only tourists in the place. The food was really good, tasty but homely too. Lots of strong flavours and very filling. Not the cheapest meal we've had during our...More

Thank Lucy S
Nearby
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605
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Description
In the heart of Florence, just steps from the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce, you will find "il Francescano": typical Tuscan trattoria, traditional flavors, full-bodied wines and perfumes from another time.