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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Abbey Crum

Fresh, fast, fabulous food. And OMG those polenta chips!

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Maria Totolici

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is wonderful and getting to see the pizza oven in action really makes you feel like you're in a true Italian restaurant. If you're a lover of pizza, make sure you check out Pizzeria Da Francesca!

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Tammuz Downie

10/10 would dine again

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Stewart Noguer Blue

It was great!

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Christina McBratney

Nice atmosphere, lovely tasty food. The waiter was helpful when we told him we were lactose intolerant - advising that they could use dairy free cheese that I didn’t see listed on the menu. The pizza was delicious and just the right amount of food.

Also discovered they do little pizzas so I may pop in for lunch one day too.

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Susan Hamel

Great pizza and salad, and an extensive wine list. We really enjoyed our meal. The tables are quite small but staff were very accommodating in putting two together so that our party of four could all sit at the same table. Will definitely return.

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This was an absolutely amazing experience. All staff were lovely and the food and drinks were perfect. I loved everything. I was pleasantly surprised with how great the polenta chips were. This is a must try.

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Bryony Harrison

We arrived early for a drink and were greeted by a warm, cosy atmosphere and inviting staff. We sat by the fire in the front alcove and shared pizzas and polenta fries and were delighted by how delicious everything was! Great way to celebrate a family birthday. The food was delicious and well priced and we had leftover to take home. Will definitely be back :)

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Great pizzas. Great atmosphere.

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Delicious pizza in a cozy atmosphere and great service

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Katrina Brown

Great dinner, nice atmosphere. Delicious polenta chips!
Vegan cheese on pizza absolutely awesome!

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Briar Smith

Would definitely go again!

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Amy Smith

We were so impressed by our meal; really accommodating and friendly staff, very helpful. (Australian?) waiter was charming. Food was great too, good servings and price. Mushroom pizza in particular was delicious.Would recommend.

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Jo Simmonds

Nice atmosphere, great food and friendly staff.

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Lovely meal and fantastic service. We also captured happy hour which was a bonus. Our pizza's were delicious and very authentic.

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Very tasty pizza, very good service and very nice Chianti by the carafe

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Tania Stewart

We really enjoyed the food, took the kids, they were brought out colouring gear which helped keep them occupied lol the service was really good, the young lady that looked after us was polite & constantly checked our, food, experience and time there was ok. Would defiantly go back xx

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Amelia Jory

Really enjoyed dining here yesterday, the food was very tasty and the staff were friendly, we all really enjoyed it and the bill was so affordable doing first table. We were slightly disappointed that they were out of Large GF pizza bases but they made it up with there exceptional potato skins

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Lorraine Macmillan

Excellent food in a cosy, intimate setting. We very much enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning soon. :)

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A warm, intimate and inviting atmosphere, with sublime polenta fries and fresh, delicious pizzas. The service was great and we had a lovely dining experience.

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Dinner at Francesca's was just what we were looking for on a freezing Monday evening. We were warmly welcomed, seated next to the fire, and attended to promptly. The food, the service the ambience....all were excellent. Will definitely return.

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Askeruds Abroad

Amazing pizza in a warm cosy atmosphere - we loved the fire on a cold Dunedin night. This is the best pizza in town and the cannoli is awesome. Highly recommend.

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Both the the food and service were great !

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Great little place, became very busy later on, so perfect for first table customers - we were served quickly and the food was fantastic.

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Emily Hu

wow so amazing. would totally pay full price for the delicious meal i experienced. was fresh out the oven and don't get me started on the antipasti. wow i could eat that prosciutto all day. delicious flat bread. even the water was good. 10/10

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Excellent service and really cool surroundings and atmosphere. The menu is short and simple Our choices were delicious. Good wine list and cocktails sounded great Will have to try one next time!

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Marilette Lotter

Pizzeria Da Francesca is now one of my favourite places to go for pizza, would 100% go again. Actually, we are already planning on going again and bringing some friends along! The service is also great!

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Stephaney Allerston

We experienced a relaxed, welcoming environment. Helpful and friendly service. The food was well presented and delicious. We all loved the starters, the artisan pizzas are simple flavours and tasty, well baked fresh from the pizza oven. Loved the special cocktail on offer - Moscow Mules. Also the Parsdise Pilsner on draft was fab!! We took our two teenage sons and all had a great time

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The pizzas were tasty and 4 feed four adults with plenty left over to take away. Great service. I would definitely go back again.

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Would not recommend the bruschetta. Was tasteless and bread was too thin. Potato skins or potato wedges we ok but didn’t go that well with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on them. Pizza was also just ok. Better than Pizza Hut or dominos but base was not overly fluffy even though it was cooked in a proper pizza oven. Tiramisu for dessert was the highlight.

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We had a wonderful experience. As we have a 1 and 3 y.o. we arrived at 5.pm to find another young family there as well. The food was great as was the service. The mushroom pizza was my favourite. We will return! Thanks team

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Danie Erickson

Pizza is so good! And had a great range of cocktails :D

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Authentic delicious pizza!

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Jen Choong

We had a fantastic time dining in this cute restaurant! From the food to the service, everything was just perfect! will definitely be coming back !

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Great pizza and potato skins. Nice intimate space

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Enjoyed the ‘special’ pizza with 4 cheeses. Polenta fries also yum although order was initially forgotten so they arrived late.

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N Sim

Wonderful atmosphere, staff, service and food. It really was a lovely friendly relaxed evening of dining. Would definitely go back!

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Alan Gray

Great meal would go back again best pizza had in ages

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Great food, especially the pizza! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would recommend to all. Thanks for a great evening.

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Friendly service and delicious food

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Bex Rodger

What an awesome find - authentic, rustic pizza with thin and crispy bases. The toppings selection is simple and tasty and the menu offers a great selection of starters - I can definitely recommend the polenta fries with truffle aioli and the mini brushetta were also pretty darn good too. It was our first time trying cannoli and it did not disappoint - light and crispy with a subtle taste of cinnamon - it was a perfect end to our meal. Having 50% of our food bill made it very economical, but even at full price their menu is very reasonable. Thanks for a lovely evening out!

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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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We really enjoyed the night at Da Francesca!
The piza was very flavoursome with a nice crunchy base. The kale salad was crunchy with a nice fresh dressing.
Service was excellent. Quick and friendly.

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Enjoyed our time at this restaurant. Polenta fries were awesome and would recommend, nice and crunchy. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Claire Wiechern

Had a great time, the food, the service and the atmosphere were all lovely. Thanks so much!

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Nicole Fehlmann

A cosy little space with a warm atmosphere .We enjoyed our pizza but the personal highlight was the kale, apple, walnut, sultana and parmesan salad.

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