We are open from 12:00pm till 3pm for lunch and 5pm till late for dinner. 7 days a week.
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
About Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka
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.
We visit your restaurant every time we come to Wanaka, the food is always first class, a real highlight of our trip
The location is in the heart of town - very convenient. The food was superb. Love the Kale salad. The cauliflower risotto was really good so was the brinjal dish. The tiramisu was the best I have tasted. Will rate this as #1 amongst my many meals in NZ over the past 2 weeks,
Super amazingly yummy food. Excellent portion sizes.
This is my favourite restaurant in wanaka. I have been to wanaka twice and both times, I had my dinner at Francesca. The food has been very consistent and their cloudy Bay clams and pasta were so delicious! The waitress with dark hair who had her hair tied up in a pony tail was really friendly too! She was always looking out for our table. I will definitely return to Francesca again when I return to wanaka!
Delicious! Beef cheeks gnocchi was the favourite!
In a word, outstanding. This was our first time dining at Francesca's though we'd been wanting to go for a while. Having family to stay for an early Christmas gave us an excuse to make it happen. We were warmly greeted despite being a little early and shown to our table and drinks orders (great Italian selection but if you want to stay local that's also covered) taken promptly. Our table ordered a combination of entrees, sides, pizza and main courses and they were all served on warm plates, attractively presented and well timed to enjoy each course. The beetroot agnolotti was sensational, asparagus carbonara rich and delicious and I'll be talking about the tiramisu for some time - one of the best I've had anywhere! The rest of our group declared the clams, gnocchi and napoletana pizza totally delicious. All the while the small front of house team were extremely busy with large groups arriving with no bookings and they handled the service seamlessly. We will be making a point of coming back soon to try other items on the menu and enjoy Francesca's hospitality. Great work team, we all really loved our dining experience with you.
While the food is good, The position of the restaurant is unfortunate. It is not a pleasant outlook.
Lovely dinner with great service!!
Great food, friendly service, great with kids.
Wonderful place reminds me of being in Italy on my travels wish you had one in Queenstown
Very accommodating and wonderful food. Best Italian food in NZ.
One of my favorite places to dine in Wanaka.
Exceptional Meal & Service. Highly Recommend. Kay
Absolutely beautiful meal, service was great as was the food. Will definely dine here again.
Great experience all the way around!!
Hey, we had a great time at your restaurant. However, when we arrived there was a table of approx. 20 people already seated. Consequently our starters took over 30 minutes to be served which was quite frustrating. And mains weren't much faster. The servers came over multiple times to inform us that the chefs were trying to cater for the larger table - as explanation. I definitely understand the pressure of this situation however it seems unfair to accept table reservations that coincide with this massive group size. Overall the food was great however the substantial delay took away from the experience. I'd love to come back when you are catering for smaller table sizes. Thanks.
We had a wonderful meal. Loved my pear bellini 😃
Another fantastic Francesca’s experience! We love you!! 🙂
unfortunately the pasta with prawns was not seasoned enough, perhaps not seasoned at all The service came too often looking if the bottles are empty but no wonder as the restaurant was quite empty at 12.30pm,only a few people there which surprised me the starter dish (cured meat) was good
Wonderful food, good service and great atmosphere. The Tiramisu is almost Italian perfect. Only downside is the 1 and a 1/2 hour block before you must give up your table as we really like to enjoy a nice dinner a bit longer. Upside is way better and honest food than you pay in the pub for your grub.
Great food, fast friendly service. Loved it!
The two waitresses were lovely, super busy but really friendly, smiley and helpful!
After arriving 5 minutes late from the movies, we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. We had the most delicious meals: Asparagus Carbonara and Aoraki Salmon, both cooked perfectly and full of flavour, staff were very attentive, even with a full restaurant. Thank you, we will be back again soon.
Beautiful mushroom risotto and salmon & beetroot with black rice risotto - and the best tiramisu we have had - thank you
Great food and good service. Love the whole set-up of the restaurant.