Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka

Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Enjoy classic Italian dishes, warm hospitality and local fine wines at Francesca’s Italian Restaurant, located in the heart of Wanaka.

With restaurants in Dunedin, Timaru and Christchurch (which recently won ‘Best Tiramisu in the city’ by Stuff), Francesca’s has a national reputation for mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Enjoy a selection of Antipasti, such as beautifully smoked meats, briny olives, succulent buffalo mozzarella and marinated vegetables, ideal for sharing at lunch or a starter before dinner. Leave room for their delectable mains though, including thin-based pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, and their signature fresh pastas, which are hand-made daily. Gluten-free pizza bases are available.

Francesca’s chefs make everything from scratch, using only the freshest produce, finest quality ingredients, high grade Italian flour and authentic recipes. Cooked with a passion for Italian food, Francesca’s Restaurant tickles everyone’s tastebuds and is ideal for all occasions.

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Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka
93 Ardmore Street
Wanaka

Open Hours:
Everyday:

Lunch from 12.00 pm to 3 pm
Dinner from 5.00 pm to late

Phone: 03 443 5599
Website: www.fransitalian.co.nz

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Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka
Location: Wanaka
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35

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The best restaurant in wanaka! Thanks!

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Melody Fedorsen

Delicious food in a relaxing setting by the stream. Would definitely return!

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Anna Greer

Really lovely food....gnocchi was soft and cloudlike and totally amazing. Pizza was good and my son really enjoyed the cloudy bay clams. The potato skins were my daughters fave. Attentive service with waiters everywhere.
I would have given 5 stars if less salty...some of the items slightly too salty for our taste however in saying that I would definitely go back.

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Everything we ordered tasted great, the desserts are definitely must haves!

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Victoria Haydon

Excellent meal, value for money and service as always

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The food was delicious (as always) and our waiter. William from Belgium, was very attentive and friendly. We were particularly impressed that Francesca's continued to make dining available to First Table guests over the very busy holiday period in Wanaka, especially as they were fully booked for the evening and had to continuously turn potential diners away.

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The beef cheek gnocchi is to die for!! I would definitely recommend Francesca’s.

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We spend a lot of time in Italy and love Italian food and wines. I really recommend Francesca's Italian Kitchen. Amazing food, finest local wines and friendly service. One of the best Italian Restaurants we visited in New Zealand.

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Elissa Eastwood

Great atmosphere, we were lucky enough to get a table with a view of native reserve. Polenta wedges are amazing!! ... we will continue to dine here as it’s consistently great.

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Always the best Italian restaurant in south island. Love the one here and the one in Chch.

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Amanda Murray

Great food. Excellent service. Will be back again soon

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Beautiful food, lovely setting and great, accommodating staff. Definitely would recommend and will be back again!

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Our group celebrated a special event and we were not disappointed. The meal was absolutely beyond our expectation, the staff was very friendly, competent and the service top class.
We would certainly return when we are next in Wanaka.

Robert Cockburn

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Really yummy

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Excellent food and service. Nice to site outside and not have the hustle and bustle of the main road. Love the bruschetta of the day.

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Loved it! Started with beef carpaccio and polenta fries - i’d recommend both!
Followed by the Beef cheek Gnocci and Prawn paccheri pasta - delicious doesn’t cut it!! We already can’t wait to get them again! Mixed leaf side salad was perfect compliment!
Finished up with the tiramisu - I think i need to buy their receipe book just to be able to make the tiramisu! By far the best i’ve had! Loved it all!! Thank you to Fran’s team!

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We had a fantastic dining experience at Francesca's and are already planning our return visit. In fact it was so good we felt bad at only paying half price for the food!
We arrived a little early as the weather was a bit meh but were warmly greeted and seated and promptly bought water. Our drinks orders were taken and we settled in to make our lunch choices. The Beetroot agnolotti was every bit as good as imagined and the generous bowl of olives glossy and juicy. Our table enjoyed the clams, a pizza, gnocchi and asparagus carbonara - we couldn't fault a thing. Well seasoned, extremely tasty food delivered with a smile.
Do not leave without having the tiramisu, its one of the best we've eaten anywhere in the world.
The front of house team did an amazing job managing the many groups who arrived without bookings (some with 8 people in their party) and gave all tables attentive service.
We'll be back and have already recommended to friends and family. Great job.

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A lovely evening, great food and service. Family friendly.

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Delicious pizza , gd place with trees n birds

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Alison Carrington

Francesca’s has always been our favourite restaurant in Wanaka, and we have been regulars for the last 3 years. The food is always of a high standard, and never disappoints! Delicious, nourishing, satisfying and authentic. The service is friendly, helpful and discreet,and the atmosphere always has a happy buzz.

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Anna Walker

Exceptional service and quality of food as always!

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Kym Chapple

We had a wonderful meal at Francesca’s - the clams and beetroot tortellini were absolute standouts. Partner loved his beef cheeks with gnocchi. Great kids menu and our little ones enjoyed their wood fired margarita pizza and the colouring in on the kids menus. Lots of families at the early sitting so we felt right at home.

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Always great service. Tried the beetroot tortellini, OMG!! Delicious.

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Olivia Baker

Delicious food and good service

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Victoria Haydon

Excellent food, service and value for money. The prawn pasta dish is awesome!

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Janet McArthur

Beautiful meals - mushroom risotto, and salmon risotto both beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Couldn't pass the dessert so had Tiramasu - the best we have had. Lovely setting in Wanaka on the waterfront.

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Heather Olsen

The food was fabulous. Starters the best then the mains. Desserts ok. Should have had the tiramisu.
Food was so good I bought 2 copies of the recipe books which have all the recipes in. Can’t wait to make the potato skins and other starters when I return home. Great service too from the lovely lady from Estonia.

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Great food and fabulous service . Would definitely go again

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Everything was perfect from food to service! No where else have I tasted palenta chips like these!!

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Gary MARSHALL

Dined there many times especially for the beef gnocchi and tiramisu
excellent as usual

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Vanessa Prentice

Yummy food again....never disappoints. I have no hesitation in recommending Francesca’s to others.

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Great dinner at Francescas, highly reccomend. Delicious food, great atmosphere, attentive service.

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Food delicious! Absolutely nothing left on all of our plates, even the sauce had been mopped up with the freshly made focaccia bread. Beef Gnocchi the best. Service friendly, attentive and prompt. Great experience - would highly recommend it.

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Victoria Haydon

Always consistently delicious. Great service and atmosphere and very reasonably priced.

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Leigh Snelling

Really lovely lunch and service was excellent

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Lovely meals and just in time to say goodbye to Fred.

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An enjoyable atmosphere, with excellent service. Food was good. Recommend to others.

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Elissa Eastwood

We really enjoyed our dining experience last night, I can highly recommend the potato skins with truffle oil and the incredible tiramisu,
Thank you

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Great food! Will be going back!

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Chelsea Norman

Absolutely delicious food,never disappoints! Excellent attentive friendly service also, 10/10

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All good! Nothing bad! Great food. Great atmosphere. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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Great food, great service, Great time.
Thank you

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Quirino Shin

Had a great time. Food was great and service was excellent

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Fantastic!! Child friendly, awesome experience

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A-MAZ-ING!!!! The mushroom risotto is to die for.

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Rachel Stringer

Great food, fast and friendly service. Francescas never fails. Highly recommended.

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Amanda Ledgerwood

Fantastic dining experience, amazing food & friendly staff. We will be back!

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Robin Campbell

Francesca's is a consistently good restaurant. The variety of food accommodates all tastes (vegan included). Service efficient and friendly. A restaurant we keep coming back to.

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The staff was lovely and very welcoming. We had starters (I highly recommend the beetroot tortelinnis) and shrimp pastas. Personally, I think it lacked seasoning but with added parmesan cheese and some cracked salt and pepper, it was delicious. Overall, we were very satisfied with our meal and would return again

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Amy Adams

Food is incredible, so much flavour and very well presented. Service was great also. Couldn’t fault anything at all. Will be back very soon!

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