Like a finely tailored suit, pasta is visually pleasing, provides the perfect accompaniment to an elegant dinner, and comes apart when overcooked. Outfit taste in edible elegance with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Northern Italian cuisine and drinks at Francesca's Trattoria.
Francesca's Trattoria dazzles diners with its menu of authentic Northern Italian flavors. Submerge sustenance-seeking submarines in the gorgonzola-cream-sauced sea of the pasta massimo, targeting meat-seeking missiles on the dish's supply of grilled chicken ($17.95), or explore the toothy, cheese-stuffed peaks of the tortellini, ringed by a creamy cloud of wild-mushroom sauce ($18.95). Those who prefer their meals in handheld form can opt for a baked sandwich, such as the sausage and sautéed pepper panini ($9.95), while more carnivorous appetites can set their sights on the veal Milanese, a tender fillet of veal donning a bread-crumb frock and dainty, yet belly-warming lemon-butter scarf ($18.95).
Along with its hunger-abating dishes, Francesca's Trattoria also nourishes musical hungerings with live music and currently features the soulful rhythms of jazz guitarist Karl Weismantel. Riveting rifts fill Francesca's Trattoria's every Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., keeping toes tapping and instilling a sense of temporary peace into warring factions of salad forks.
TripAdvisors give Francesca's Trattoria an average of 4.5 owl eyes and rank it No. 1 out of 143 restaurants in Gainesville. Eighteen Yelpers give the restaurant a four-star average and 75% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
4410 NW 25 Pl.
Gainesville, Florida 32606