Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Enjoy the delicious cuisine and warm hospitality of Italy at this vibrant pizzeria!

Passionate in serving up authentic pizza with flavour and flair, Pizzeria da Francesca have brought their home-style Italian cooking to Dunedin’s dining scene. Famous for their crispy crusts and fresh toppings, this eatery is locally-known for one of the best pizzas in town. From vegetarian feasts of mushroom, mozzarella and black truffle oil, to a carnivorous pizza with venison pepperoni, red onion and chilli oil, there’s something everyone will love on their menu. Gluten-free bases are also available.

Hand-picking only the freshest produce from local artisan suppliers, and using Italian-imported ingredients, their chefs can recreate some of their country’s favourite slices. Enjoy small plates of traditional antipasti to start (the polenta fries are to die for), as well as a fantastic selection of New Zealand and international wines, craft beers and spirits.

With a vibrant atmosphere and friendly service, Pizzeria da Francesca is the perfect choice for dinner in Dunedin.

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Pizzeria Da Francesca
117 Stuart Street
Dunedin

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - late

Phone: 03 474 1765
Website: www.fransitalian.co.nz

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Pizzeria Da Francesca
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Mains: $15 - $25

Reviews

Martinette Greer

My family and I had a great time, food came out reasonably fast and staff were friendly and efficient. I'd like to make a special mention of Andrew who took very good care of us and made sure we were happy. Thanks Andrew!

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Very impressed. From walking in the door and in leaving and everything in between. Could not fault it. Atmosphere. Service. Pricing. Food. Warmth on a cool evening outside. Only fault would be that we were so full and satisfied with 2 courses that we could not fit in the lovely looking desserts. Completely our own fault.

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Bridget Paape

One of my favourite pizza restaurants in Dunedin. The green salad has a fabulous dressing, is fresh and crisp. Polenta chips to die for and the pizza is thin base and full of flavour.

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Martinette Greer

My family and I had a great time, food came out reasonably fast and staff were friendly and efficient. I'd like to make a special mention of Andrew who took very good care of us and made sure we were happy. Thanks Andrew!

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Very impressed. From walking in the door and in leaving and everything in between. Could not fault it. Atmosphere. Service. Pricing. Food. Warmth on a cool evening outside. Only fault would be that we were so full and satisfied with 2 courses that we could not fit in the lovely looking desserts. Completely our own fault.

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Tessa Mackenzie

Excellent food and service!

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Marilette Lotter

The food was great! The service too! The pizzas made here are just perfect - thin crust and just enough toppings to compliment the base. The potato skins are also great. The atmosphere is also wonderful.

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Great food quick service and lovely place sure to return again and again

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My eleven year old pasta loving daughter and I enjoyed a really nice dinner here on Thursday evening. Was quiet, nice service and great food.

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Isabel Aliah

It was our first First Table experience and we decided to use it on Pizzeria da Francesca. So happy we did! We’re new in the area and everyone said they had the best pizza and true enough, we weren’t disappointed. Handmade pizza dough and just enough toppings. Also, polenta fries is a must! Good service and ambiance completed a lovely Sunday evening.

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Jennie Conrad

Delicious pizzas in a warm setting with efficient and friendly service. Thanks!

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YoungSung Jang

A comfy, ambient atmosphere with food that will satisfy anyone. I especially enjoyed their special potato sticks as the flavor and texture was absolutely delicious.

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A few girlfriends and I booked a table for a pre-concert dinner and were warmly welcomed by the congenial staff. The atmosphere was intimate but relaxed, with soft background music so we could chat without having to strain to carry on a conversation. We ordered potato skins, bruschetta and polenta fries for entrees, followed up by marguerita and parma pizzas. The entrees arrived quickly and were delicious (the bruschetta option had changed from the menu but this was explained at the time of ordering, and had a nice spicy kick to it). The pizzas were beautifully wood-fired and rustic with fresh ingredients. We also managed to squeeze in a few nutella pizzas for dessert - it sounds like a lot of food but the portion sizes are perfect which makes it easy to eat 3 courses without feeling over-full. The staff are attentive and helpful when deciding what menu options to choose, and we liked how they stay within earshot if needed but are not intrusive or constantly 'checking in' during mid-bite of food. The First Table seating time of 5.30pm is perfect if you want to catch a 7.30pm show; if we had booked an earlier table then we might have been waiting around for a while before the doors opened. We'll be back - it's a great night out for couples or small groups.

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Food was simple and tasty, well presented and good value for money. The staff were interesting and interested in providing a great service, friendly and genuinely nice people.

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Martinette Greer

It was fine.

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Great all round and awesome music!

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Chrystal Gardiner

Great pizzaria. Nice, warm ambiance. Delicious pizzas that are cooked in a proper pizza oven. My friends and I throughly enjoyed ourselves.

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From the moment we walked in we were looked after by the staff, the service was amazing. Food was incredible, overall it was a great evening out and would highly recommend to anyone. They have options for everyone, GF, vego and vegan.

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Alice Kathryn

Great food, great selection

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Ngadine Mikaere

Good service and food

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Izzy Mcleay

Great service and delicious food! Authentic Italian pizza

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Harriet Duley

Delicious food, up there with some of the best Pizza in Dunedin. Great beer on tap, and good cocktails on the menu too. Highly recommended the polenta chips. The dough was perhaps a little bit too crunchy for my liking, but still very delicious and highly recommended

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Excellent service & delicious food. We will be back! Thanks

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Māia Tapsell

We ordered three pizzas - Margherita, Salami and Zucca as well as the polenta fries and potato skins. The Margherita and salami pizzas were great, but the Zucca pizza was lacking flavour. Polenta fries are incredible, and the potato skins were great too. We would come here again, and probably order the same thing but without the Zucca pizza.

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Diego Sieg

One of the best pizzas I ever had in New Zealand. You should try it. I am sure you will love it!

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Carmen Au

Both the food and service was excellent and there was a good range of vegetarian options. Ordered the potato skins and garlic flat bread to start, both came out promptly. The potato skins were amazing however the garlic flat bread lacked some salt. For pizzas we ordered the Pepperoni and Tartufo, both pizzas had a nice thin base and good flavours. Also they were very generous with their toppings. For dessert we ordered the Nutella pizza with strawberries and tiramisu. The Nutella pizza tasted nice however they could’ve added a bit more strawberries. The tiramisu was good, a little on the sweet side. Overall the staff were very friendly and had a very pleasant experience dining here.

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Michael Brown

great food. good service

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Bridget Mackie

Lovely wait staff. Great atmosphere, awesome seeing your pizza made right in front of you. Potato skins were scrumptious, recommend!

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Awesome quality food and really friendly staff. Easily my favourite Pizzeria I've been to in NZ. Highly recommend!

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Tessa Mackenzie

Brilliant food, and lovely atmosphere!

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Pizzas like in Italy ! :) We would definitely come back

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Phil Scorringe

We had a lovely meal in an awesome place, complete with an espresso martini for a cocktail. Very nice indeed :)

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If you haven't been I recommend that you try it out. Service great as was the food. We will be back.

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Fantastic dining experience at Francesca, I am impressed by the variety of options available for Vegetarians - was very pleased with my pizza options. Staff were very friendly :)

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Mel Moana

Lovely prompt service, great food, can’t complain! Would happily dine again

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Bex Rodger

What a lovely dining experience.....the atmosphere is cosy and intimate and the service faultless. The potato skins with truffle aioli are devine and the bite size brushetta a great way to begin a meal. Add in the authentic thin crust pizza with a selection of simple toppings (the salami was a winner!) and you know you've found a great little restaurant! We finished our meal with the Tiramisu and a delicious cannoli......would happily reccommend and will definitely be dining there again. Thanks team - love your work!

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Sally Marr

Relaxed atmosphere allowing for a fab catch up with fab friends over delicious food and wine. First time there and will definitely go back.

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Great service and yummy food. We had the potato skins and two pizzas (parma and the special of the day). Parma pretty salty, but worked well with the other pizza which wasn't. Loved the pizza sauce. Plenty of food. Would visit again to try more of the pizzas.Thanks!

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Even though the restaurant was super busy the staff made sure we were catered for and within a reasonable time. They also had an exceptional pizza of the week with eggplant, potato, rockets and feta cheese! Thoroughly enjoyed it

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A lovely experience - fantastic food, service and atmosphere.

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Ron Janes

Pizzas average

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Becky Young

Our group of 4 shared some starters, all of which were great.
Our pizzas were delicious and the service attentive.
We will be back and recommending to others
"cibo meraviglioso"

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Had a lovely evening at Francesca's. The pizza was delicious- thin base and wood fired. We will be back,

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Alicia Horwood

A perfect night out with our young family! This was our first experience doing a ‘first table’ booking and we were a little dubious at first, bringing our young boys on a night out, but we were made to feel welcome and we all had a fantastic time. The chef invited our sons to watch the pizza being made which was a brilliant distraction as they were getting hungry and impatient - thanks guys, you made them feel special. The food was top-notch, too. 10/10 family dining experience, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Tehila Gonen

Absolutely fantastic experience in e dry way! Great, friendly service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance... highly recommended to all :)

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Julie Smith

had a great meal out was for a 13 year old birthday, who is generally fussy as!!! He loved it - trying to show better food out there then dominoes..., the staff were super friendly and the food was exceptional.

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Wing Hoi

I tried their garlic flat bread and Parma pizza and it was SO GOOD.

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Tatsuhiko Koyama

It is a very fashionable pizza restaurant. If you haven't already, it is a good idea to visit the place.

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Great wonderful food service was a little slow for dessert but overall excellent food great place and will go again for certain

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Donna Burt

Great food and service.

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Angela Anderson

Great pizza one of the better in a while.loved our shared platter and the potato skins so very

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Alyson Scott

Very much enjoyed our meal. Catered for the vegan and gluten intolerrant person. Polite, timely and freindly service. It is one of our favourite places to dine.

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Fantastic night at Francesca yesterday! Three people tried seven plates! they were all beautiful.. It's a good place to order weekday's lunch as well!
We will come back often be sure.
Thanks for open this cozy corner in the city centre

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