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

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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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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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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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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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Awesome food, good service! The nicest pizzas we have ever had! Really enjoyable night!

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Brenda Gamble

What a cute wee place. Friendly helpful staff and a clean welcoming environment. We ordered garlic flat bread, potato skins and a large pizza. Our lovely waiter brought each item out individually which was great as we mentioned we would both like to try each item. AAA+++ I recommend Pizzeria Da Francesca

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Very good indeed. The only criticism would be the rather loud "music".
Thank you, a very enjoyable evening.

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Great authentic wood-fired pizzas. The polenta chips were a must-order as well. There was a small mix-up with our order, but it wasn't anything to really complain about, and they were happy to swap out a problem item on a pizza at no extra charge. Definitely a recommended visit for any serious pizza-lover!

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Michael Brown

Great food. Will definitely be back.

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Juliet Rogers

Had an amazing experience! Food was amazing and great, friendly customer service!

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We really enjoyed our dinner at Da Francesca's. My partner and I first shared a mushroom pizza and then a Nutella dessert pizza, they were both delicious! The service was great too!

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Lovely pizza, and enjoyed the environment. Service was great, and my favourite part was the Tiramisu dessert! I shall return again in the future.

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Nikki Jones

Great location by the Octogan.
Friendly staff & great food!

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Always a good reliable place for a decent pizza. The polenta chips are yummy and staff are friendly and helpful.

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Deanna Rose

Nice easy place to have a meal. Simple and tasty. The polenta fries were amazing!

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We had a lovely time at this restaurant! The restaurant itself is in an excellent location and we were greeted by a lovely waiter who was polite and very helpful! Great food, and you can see the pizzas made right in front of you! All four of us enjoyed our meals and would most definitely return here.

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We had a great experience here. The pizzas are very yummy and our kids especially loved the nutella pizza. The staff were welcoming and attentive. A lovely little place to eat

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Good food. The polenta chips were great. Nice fast service and helpful friendly staff.

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Maureen Crosby

Beautiful margueita pizza...polenta Chips were great..service excellent...definitely recommend..

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Great place with great food!! Tiramisu was to die for!! Thanks guys

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Cozy comfortable restaurant. Not many big tables so best to book if going as a big group.

Delicious food. Highly recommend the garlic bread (pizza type base) & Nutella & strawberry pizza.

Gourmet pizza at an affordable price. Can't wait to go back.

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Great service and food and nice vibe. Polenta fries a definite fave!

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Jen Conway

The food was delicious! The most simple delicious ingredients. The waiter was fantastic, even though he was busy with the other tables he was so on the ball with checking on us. We loved the fact we could sit and watch our food being made and cooked! Such a great experience overall. We will be back :D

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