Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Francesca's Italian Kitchen

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles524 reviews
Excellent
304
Very good
143
Average
45
Poor
22
Terrible
10
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Jessica G
Emerald49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
The food here was phenomenal!!! And the cocktails were pretty good. Service was lacking a bit but we appreciate it was busy. Highly recommend!
Written 22 March 2024
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Graham W
Dublin233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Superbly attentive staff. Modern stripped back space. Food was excellent. We tried the Tortelloni in sage butter which was delicious. Then we shared a wood fired oven pizza Capricciosa with a Beetroot and Goats cheese salad and Fried Potato skins with Truffle Aioli which were superb Reasonably priced wine list.
Written 6 March 2024
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warriorsdiner
Christchurch13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Amazing service and food. Recommend the polenta fries and beef cheek gnocchi. Paired with a bottle of pegasus bay riesling. Thank you to your team
Written 3 March 2024
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Amy S
London9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We arrived early for our reservation and were welcomed and accommodated. I am a coeliac so was super excited to see they offered gluten free pizza based and gluten free pasta. The waiter was very helpful and informative. When the food arrived it was generous and delicious and it felt like the staff went out of their way to look after us.
Written 25 February 2024
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Martha E
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Service was super slow, ordered the squid ink seafood pasta, and it came with three clams, three shrimp and two green lip muscles. One of my clams had no meat in it and there was no meat in the sauce. There were three shrimp heads in the dish as well, but there was zero meat in the shrimp heads. Not sure why they even put them in there. And the pasta was undercooked. My husband ordered the same entrée and he had two green lip muscles and three clams but only one muscle had meat in it. Everything else was gone and they were not in the sauce. Do not go to this Italian restaurant if you really like good Italian food.
Written 21 February 2024
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barrettd2018
London15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We found this by chance after scooting past a pretty street and what a gem. The food was delicious with good vegetarian options for me and meaty options for my partner. Friendly staff and a lovely feel to the restaurant would thoroughly recommend
Written 30 January 2024
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Stay01623511127
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 business
We had our staff Xmas party there last night and although the food was beautiful the staff and the service was not… we were constantly ignored and had to wait nearly 15 minutes to get served or greeted or even acknowledged! We were also given rude looks by the staff and it just felt like we were not welcome. They had 5 staff members sitting behind the bar talking amongst themselves and doing nothing while we were waiting to even get some water for the table! We weren’t a rowdy bunch and we were all polite so there was no reason for the animosity I felt we were given when we asked for some service and attention! Ive had this booked for months and was really excited to take the staff out for a good night out but the experience wasn’t enjoyable at all and I feel really let down and quite embarrassed. Safe to say I will not be going back there by any means. I couldn’t wait to get out there. So disappointing as again the food was wonderful so the let down was the staff working there.
Written 20 December 2023
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Ronak Vaghela
Christchurch7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
All thanks to Dan and Alex for handling the evening well. Food is as always exceptional and service was great too. However, accidentally booked a table of 2 instead of 4, mentioning a birthday celebration. Upon reaching, understood my mistake, fair enough. Manager Dan spoke and then he called in Sarah to handle. Insisted if she could arrange, as I’d my friends joining in shortly. To which her reply in a sarcastic tone was “ So should I give another guests table to you?”. No M’am, all I expect as an answer is let me have a look into my bookings and see if I can do something for it. But no, this lady mentioned this very sentence thrice. We come to Francesca’s to enjoy the food and amazing ambience and we do understand it is a busy restaurant. However, upon having a special occasion we choose your restaurant, you come with an answer as such without being grateful. Finally it struck there’s a table at another timeslot, which was later confirmed. I appreciate for accommodating us, however such behaviour isn’t accommodating at all. We still would love to come to Francesca, however would look forward for a more welcoming experience!!
Written 17 December 2023
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PebbleNZ
Wellington108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Great food & service. The restaurant has a great feel & staff were friendly & helpful. Pasta dishes were sublime. Would recommend.
Written 6 December 2023
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Bultaco1
Melbourne102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Stumbled across this restaurant and as we had not had any Italian food on our trip decided to try it. The service and all the food/wine were fantastic so would recommend it to anyone wanting real Italian style food. I had the pasta all Puttanesca one of the best ones I have tasted. Great wine & coffee.
Written 8 November 2023
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Trail27580342902
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Bland or overly salty is the vegetarian choices from this restaurant. Nice service and setting but the food from each menu choice was not worth the money.
Written 7 November 2023
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MightyMouse
Gympie8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We recently stayed in Christchurch for a holiday and ate here twice (because we loved our first visit!). The food was unreal, the gnocchi was fabulous, as was the ragu and pizza. Would highly recommend this place for dinner.
Written 16 October 2023
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BKN1975
Auckland Central19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Food was very good. Slightly different way of how things 'normally ' done in Italy but not a disadvantage in any way or form. Staff very friendly as well. They were very busy but with a smile.
Written 24 September 2023
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Hui P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
The food is good especially bread and pizza. The service staff is good. The place is packed so reservation is recommended.
Written 8 September 2023
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Ter
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
I really loved this restaurant. I usually feel disappointed after going out for Italian food in NZ but that was not the case here. The food was so so so delicious. I had the vege gnocchi and tiramisu for pudding. It was also perfect for a date night.
Written 18 August 2023
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