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Francesca's

Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
+44 191 281 6586
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (96 reviews)
“half pasta” (8 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
17:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
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1 - 10 of 699 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was worried when I arrived before 7pm on a Tuesday and the queue was leading out of the front door! Long queues to me usually mean busy unattentive staff but I was pleasantly surprised! There's a reason this place is so popular. I had...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff member who served us with black handle-bar m-tache was impolite, sullen and smug. Instant hackles before even eating and I've been here many many times before. Said waiter threw a spoonful of parmesan over the table, missing the food and remained quite unperturbed. I...More

Thank Jeeve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going for many years to what used to be one of my favourite restaurants. However after tonight I wouldn't ever return. We waited 40 minutes for a table which is the norm but usually worth the wait. Had pasta for starters which were nice,...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not been to Francesca's for quite a long time but we found the food and service had not changed, some of the staff recognised us and made us welcome, the best Italian restaurant in the North East

Thank Elainejaney
Reviewed 1 week ago

come here for an inexpensive but very tasty Italian-as we-Brits-like-it: the quirk is that there's no bookings allowed so you arrive and you could go elsewhere if the queue's very long... but the restaurant is larger than it looks from outside and the service very...More

Thank Mike2trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for a not too fussy meal with friends, family or as a couple. Very nice food, not very expensive, and a lovely atmosphere. No bookings, just turn up and wait in the usually short queue and then order your half pizza half pasta! Enjoy!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing great things, we were very excited to visit this restaurant, however we felt very let down due to the quality of the food. We were expecting the queue (which was not managed) which was frustrating, but looked forward to our food nonetheless. I...More

Thank lpeg500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up about 8.30 on a Friday evening and although the restaurant was full when we arrived we were seated and eating our first course by 8.45. Delicious vongole tagliatelle, mussels, whole sea bream cooked perfectly , excellent pizza. Lively atmosphere with quirky decorations...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Francesca's before, but unlike last time we arrived early doors and ensured a table, without having to wait. The service is very good, as is the food, the decor more shabby by design than shabby chic, and the restaurant has a wonderful...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at Francescas forever. It was my late Mum's favourite restaurant and is both my teenage daughters favourite too. It never fails to produce fabulous food ,entertaining waiters and value for money . Unbeatable.

Thank NicolaJB52
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Sheila C
30 July 2017|
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Response from GHCedar | Reviewed this property |
Don't think I've seen them advertised
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Heather R
29 December 2016|
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Response from JasminReviews | Reviewed this property |
We sat down for our meal around 8pm and we were still ordering main meals at around 8:30pm so last food orders are definitely after 8:30pm - maybe call them to find out for sure!
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EllieMG55
21 November 2016|
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Response from Bobby V | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it's limited and you need to park on the road outside if or the other shops nearby Parking restrictions apply after 6pm so be careful where you park . Go there after 7pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday as the dance school... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$37 - US$37
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 281 6586
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