Open seven days. 12pm-3pm for lunch, and from 5pm 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 Grater Good vegan products and Allpress Coffee.
Very dissapointed in the GF pizza. Was undercooked - cheese barely melted. After asking for it to be cooked more we were told that it would be at our own risk as due to the oven the GF bases burn quickly. Wouldve preferred to know this beforehand and I wouldve ordered pasta. Pizza was lukewarm and mushy.
I really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. We were able to easily engage in conversation with our guests over dinner. Everything was perfect. Would love to dine again.
The best tiramisu
My wife says the bruschetta could/should have been hotter. Otherwise, excellent as usual.
All 6 of us had a wonderful evening with delicious food and great service. Hard to beat!
Good food, good service, good value
Francesca's is absolutely my favourite Italian restaurant in Christchurch. Always blown away by how delicious the food it! Can't wait to come back
Delicious food and great casual, but smart atmosphere. I took my children and they thought the spaghetti bolognaise was the best they had ever eaten! Staff were great too.
Our waitress was amazing, we were all highly impressed with the level of service we recieved
Amazing as always
Good to see a few new items on the menu. Look forward to the smoked salmon starter being reinstated!
The food was great,Margarita pizza , not quite as good as I remember it but still good, everything else was devine, thank you
Hugely impressed. Fantastic night out. Incredibly good range of GF options especially for an Italian restaurant.
Fantastic to see vegan options
Food was delicious. Excellent service.
We loved that there was no or very little music going. We could talk to each other without yelling. Please keep that feature. It make you unique
Marino Ragu is the best
Always love coming here. Food is delicious.
The best porcini mushroom risotto EVER. Definitely worth a try!!!
First time visit. We will return soon.
Francesca's has become one of our favourite Christchurch restaurants. This latest visit reminded us why. Great service, wonderful food and perfectly made Kir Royale. And a complimentary birthday cannoli to round out the evening. We will be back.
Ordered the same meal as my last visit, wasn't as good
Many thanks for a very pleasant evening. The complimentary bubbly to help us celebrate our anniversary was an unexpected but very much appreciated surprise. Great service and delicious food. We will be back. John
Left waiting 70 minutes from arrival till our meal. When we questioned if there was a problem over over our order, the waitress was surly. We were so shocked . She didn't apologise far the delay and in the meantime many around had been served their meals. The food arrived and the Clams appeared under cooked and bread not focaccia but untoasted ciabatta. We were poorly treated. We did complain to manager and he didn't believe his staff would behave like that. PS. The week before we had an excellent meal at Francesca's Wanaka which is why we went to the Christchurch restaurant.
The staff are lovely and the food was delicious as always