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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 good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Largo Piero Bargellini, 16 | Near Basilica di Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a pleasant restaurant, very near the entrance to Santa Croce church. We had a nice dinner there.

Thank jtp4
Reviewed 9 August 2017

where do I start? It was boiling outside so we took refuge in this restaurant. (You knew it was good because three tour guides were having lunch there.) We hid from the crowds for about an hour and a half and our coffee grew into...More

1  Thank castlemcc
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Great local cuisine, this was the best meal we had in Florence. Restaurant is close to the church of Santa Croce. Although the restaurant doesn't look very inviting from the outside, we enjoyed sitting on the little platform in front of it. Service was very...More

Thank Deepheat
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks! We're delighted to read you enjoyed location and dishes. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located right next to the beautiful church of santa croce. Nice to sit outside when the weather is good. Excellent local food, we had bifteca fiorentina, perfect to the point. Service recommended a good wine, he was very nice and professional. We...More

Thank Stefan B
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks Stefan, We are happy you enjoyed the Tuscan cuisine, we hope to see you again. Best Regards

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel concierge recommended the food here....he was right. On the plus side good value, just off the beaten track, easily missed by the masses Took lunch...did not expect the horizontally laid back approach of the staff...I was one of 3 guests....that old addage of...More

Thank Patrick W
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks Patrick, we're sorry for the wait but we're happy you enjoyed all the dishes. Best Regards

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We had an unlucky day and we didn't can find a good place to eat. A taxi driver recommended us this place and we are really thankful to him. We was looking for something fancy but we found something better: food quality. The ingredients was...More

Thank Ivan D
Massimo B, Proprietario at Trattoria Il Francescano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks Ivan and thanks to taxi driver, We are happy to have been an enjoyable discovery for you, we'll wait for you again in Florence to enjoy the real Fiorentina, you can't miss it! Best regards

Reviewed 7 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 22 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 22 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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.
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