Open seven days. 11am til late for dinner
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About Francesca's Italian Kitchen Christchurch
Enjoy the exciting flavours, aromas and hospitality of Italy
At Francesca’s Italian Kitchen we are passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality. We only use the freshest produce and the finest quality local and imported ingredients. Our chefs specialize in Italian cuisine and prepare every dish with careful skill and a love of Italian cooking. To accompany our food, we have a wide selection of beverages to enjoy. Our wine list includes many local NZ and Italian wines and we offer an extensive range of craft beers, spirits and cocktails. We are proud to serve Allpress Coffee.
delicious as always :)
Excellent as always - favourite place to come for pre-theatre dinner. Food and wine were deliciious as usual.
Awesome food and service. They are really helpful and expert at advising the time constraints around ordering for pre-show dining. If u want starters and desserts then make sure u book table a bit earlier. We just wanted mains and were very impressed with the food, service and timing. Will always book here pre any shows it is yummy :-)
Understated, but upmarket Italian. Pricey, so more a special occasion venue. We enjoyed very good and well presented smoked salmon, pear and Gorgonzola salad and a well made simple pizza to share.
We had a lovely night. Thank you!
Very enjoyable pre-theatre meal
The evening felt like a very special treat! Great service, friendly, welcoming and beautiful atmosphere. Delicious food! Totally recommend
We don't live in Christchurch or we would be in more often as you do what you do so very well, both in CHC and Wanaka. I find it hard to go past the gnocchi every time, I have never tasted such light little pillows anywhere else, even Italy😁
The waiter forgot to bring half the food out and that was the only thing . The place is amazing.
Lovely night. Food was outstanding.
Thank you for living up to my expectations on my second visit, when I had my Italian friend Letizia staying . I had told her what a wonderful restaurant you were in every way, and she had a lovely evening .-said the food was delicious, and enjoyed choosing wine she knew and liked I will definitely be back !
We had a lovely birthday dinner!
Everything was lovely, more service would have been better, we would have order more drinks etc but didn't really get the opportunity, otherwise lovely.
A wonderful meal at Francesca's, the 5 of us all had different dishes and enjoyed them very much. Well done to all the staff.
Incredible service, thanks Dominic. And nothing is better than the beef cheek gnocchi.
Have never had a bad dining experience here. Food was amazing and highly recommend. Made for a perfect evening before going to the theatre.
The food at the Christchurch location was good but for some reason didn’t have the great flavors that we experienced at the Wanaka location. We were floored by the quality of food there. Service and atmosphere was great at both locations.
The front of house staff were great and very friendly nice to see people smiling while they work. As for the food it was fantastic could not fault it. 4 of us all had different meals and we all really enjoyed every mouthful. Keep it up guys I'm coming back in again in a couple of weeks after recommending the place to another couple of friends.
Fantastic meal for a large group booking - amazing service and great atmosphere.
A great evening with friends. We all had something different and all loved our meals. The potato skins were wonderful.
The service was on par with a top restaurant. Well done, lovely staff and very professional, well trained and friendly. One of the staff showed us the pizza oven and how it works and another showed us the book for how to work a pizza oven, we loved it!!! We are not great pasta lovers but next time we will have pizza. Overall lovely, just lovely!!
Great service and food. Lacking a bit of atmosphere
The food was mouthwatering, the service was quick and attentive and the setting was very relaxing. A return visit is a must!
When I go to Fran's I invariably order the risotto, even though I'm not a huge risotto fan. They do an amazing job with dishes that are next level. Saturday was a Porcini risotto, but I'm still hanging out for a remake of the artichoke version. Great evening.