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Francesca's Kitchen

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93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5599
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12:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was my second visit and this time was ata private function with a set menu. The selection was still amazing and all looked and tasted incredible. Really top dining, Ambience, staff and wine selection. Great for groups or couple dining, recommend all menu options.

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Thank Genea I
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the kale salad (delicious) and the venison pizza. Authentic Italian! The quality of the food was brilliant. Great service - They kindly accommodated our children with a simple pasta dish for only $8 each. The place was busy with a good buzz. Highly recommend.

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Thank Louise B
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! We are happy that you are so enthusiastic about your stay with us. It makes our job all the more worthwhile! Hope you can return to us soon! More 

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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a meal here as the menu had a venison pizza. We were not disappointed and the beef cheek ragu was also nice. Staff were very good so can recommend Francesca's Kitchen for a good meal

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Thank MattyAspinall
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! Hope to see you again soon to sample more of our menu! More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pays to book, even early midweek it was busy. I had the beef cheek gnocchi and it was Devine. No kids menu as such but they do children's portions on any of their mains or pizzas. Better for children who eat anything or have Sophisticated palettes.

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Thank James-Kacey
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Although we would like to add, although we do not have a printed children's menu, just tell us your kid's taste and our chef's would happily oblige to satisfying a fussy or a sophisticated palette. from plain pasta and pizza sauces, to finer flavours to try. Hope you can return to us soon. Grazie... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very cozy environment to sit down and have a meal, we were in a large group of around 12 people and the staff didn't even blink. The food was timely and delicious. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mitchell_CT
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. We are indeed, quite used to accommodating large groups and we are glad to hear that our food is delicious. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie Mille!!! More 

Australia
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Francesca's for lunch and not needing huge meals at our age, we went for a pizza and salad to share. The pizza was fresh on flat base with lovely tastes. The salad was predominantly tomato in olive oil was was also very tasty and fresh. The service was helpful and appropriate. We enjoyed the whole experience very much.... More 

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Thank sallyrobinson
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was such a delight. If you pass through Christchurch on your travels, be sure to stop in at our Francesca's there to sample more of our menu. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we went out for dinner here food was absolutely lovely beautiful authentic italian style dishes would recommend if planing to go out for a nice evening. Downside was needed a nicer selection of Wines.

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Thank LoveElena
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are sorry to hear you felt that way about our wine list. We believe we have catered for everyone with our list of local and authentic Italian wines. As they range from our affordable, yet delicious house wines (which can be purchased by the half and full carafe) to our finer range of... More 

Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Nice menu and delicious food. Absolute favorite was the house made potato gnocci, Braised beef cheeks, gremolata, pecorino. Make a reservation.

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Thank Marjolijn P
Nati R, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! Thank you for your kind review. We hope you can return so you can try our house made potato gnocchi with broad beans, pesto genovese and baby spinach. We guarantee you won't be disappointed. More 

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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the polenta fries, carbonara pasta and pepperoni pizza. The food was delicious and portions were huge. However we felt the service was rather aloof.

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Thank Xquisiterequisite
Nati R, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! We are glad you enjoyed your food and apologise that the service was not up to par. We truly hope you can return to us soon so we may be afforded the opportunity to wow you with our usual flare. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and after 3+ weeks of travel in Fiji, Auckland, Sydney & Queenstown it was refreshing to find a good dinner. Strongly recommend the d'abrazzo wine=amazing! Most importantly, order the beef gnocchi. Staff was super friendly and I even ordered a couple of drinks of sambuca! Love this place and love how nice the staff was.... More 

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Thank Darryl C
Nati R, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. If you are still travelling, remember to pop into our new restaurant in Christchurch. Grazie Mille! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 5599
Description
Excellent, affordable Italian food with a vibrant atmosphere and a real wood fired pizza oven. Lunch served from 12.00 Pm to 3 pm. Dinner served from 5.00 Pm to late. Bookings essential for dinner. We accept Cash, Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard and American Express only. Gift Vouchers available. No wifi. Open seven days a week.

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