Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand, 9305
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We are open from 12:00pm till 3pm for lunch and 5pm till late for dinner. 7 days a week.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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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.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 13 July 2020

Great night, lovely food. Came on recommendation of friends- wished they’d told us sooner. Nicest meal we’ve had in Wanaka, probably nicest Italian meal we’ve have in a very long time. Really authentic Italian food.

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Visited On Monday, 13 July 2020

Great service and food!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

Our Scottish waiter Was great and insightful into the menu. House red is great too

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Visited On Thursday, 09 July 2020

Lovely atmosphere and superb food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Food was great. We would definitely do take away. Aperol Sprtiz was watery but server kindly replaced it with a beer for my husband. My G & T was a little on the watery side as well but I didn't complain. Our main "complaint" was the constant flow of people coming in to order take away, pick up takeaway, etc. It was a little distracting/annoying but food was amazing so I would recommend if you're looking for authentic Italian.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Bit disappointing that despite having an early booking at 1845 some basics had run out eg potato skins & Chardonnay

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

always great our favourite place in Wanaka

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Visited On Monday, 29 June 2020

The team looked after us and we had a lovely evening. The food was excellent!

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Visited On Thursday, 25 June 2020

The greenhouses and non-touch ordering are a great idea as response to Covid19 challenges! Well done! Much appreciated! Foodwise, the potato skins were really good. Perhaps a bit more truffle oil? Gnocci: ok, but not at the same tasty level as 1+ years ago. Indeed, not even sure that the meat was "beef cheeks" - felt more like slow cooked (generic) beef. The long fibres are not what I associate w/ beef cheeks. Butternut squash risotto: Well - not quite worth the expense. Where is the goat cheese ;-) Overall, good to see ingenuity pop up to respond to the Covid19 challenges to the hospitality industry - keep on top!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Fabulous.

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Visited On Friday, 05 June 2020

We had a lovely evening with our daughter son in law and granddaughters. Efficient friendly service.

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Visited On Friday, 05 June 2020

Food was great service was awesome

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 June 2020

We always make a point of coming here when we are visiting Wanaka from Auckland...and had to buy the cook book to make some of these wonderful pasta dishes at home..Gnoochi Beef Cheeks and tiramisu as must!!!

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Visited On Monday, 01 June 2020

An excellent meal and evening. The service was friendly and appropriately following Covid-19 Level 2 Rules. It was much quieter with less people being able to fit into the restaurant- a plus for me! Thank you for making this a very pleasant first experience of dining outside of our bubble.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 May 2020

We love coming.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 May 2020

Lovely to be able to visit one of our favourite restaurants after lockdown - everything was just as awesome as ever. Fabulous service from our waitress

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Visited On Sunday, 17 May 2020

Very good service & food.

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Visited On Friday, 15 May 2020

Great to see a Wānaka favourite back in business after lockdown! We enjoyed our lovely lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 May 2020

Very happy to support local...keep up the great work.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 May 2020

We love Francesca’s and it was great to see them open again ... staff were amazing and service was top notch

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Visited On Thursday, 14 May 2020

Great first lunch out after lockdown. Thanks for opening today.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 March 2020

As ever a very nice meal and though quiet due to Covid-19 everything was great

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Visited On Sunday, 22 March 2020

Great platter and pizza

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Enjoyable meal in a well-run restaurant. We had a reservation at 1945 and were therefore just behind a large group (~18 people) who had arrived at 1930, I'd guess. Nevertheless we got seeated / served etc in a timely fashion. Well done to the team.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Delicious pizza

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