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Francesca's

Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
+44 (0)191 281 6586
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Been coming to Frankies for 29 years now and the food is still tremendous. Don't mind queuing as we have a bottle of wine while we wait, very relaxed. Prices are so reasonable & the portions are big!! So beware if you have a starter too. Waitors always lovely and service has always been superb. Lucky to have this restaurant... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I used to visit this place around 10 years ago as a place to grab a great pizza after a cold beer in Jesmond. After shopping for the morning in Newcastle I thought I would take my wife and two girls, telling them it was one of my favourites. It did not disappoint. We shared two starters ( AMAZING Calamari... More

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Newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I came here with my family and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Food was cooked to perfection and service was attentive and polite. It filled up quickly so I would advise to book in advance to save disappointment! Overall this is one of my favourite Italians

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Halle, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant in our guide. Came in early to avoid queue but restaurant was already crowed. The food (we both chose a pizza) was amazing, especialy since it comes at such a low prize. Atmosphere and service is also top notch.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been coming to Francesca's for about 30 years and I still go back as I have not found an Italian restaurant that betters it. The atmosphere is great, the food is brilliant and excellent value. Whether you go at lunchtime or evening it is a brilliant experience. Don't be put off by having to queue make it part... More

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I arrived at 7:15 on a Wednesday evening to be met by a queue of 25+ people waiting for a table. I was surprised that it was so popular, midweek. After about an hour we got a table. Service was quick and efficient. My Frito Misto ( fried seafood) was a taste of the Med, but the seafood Risotto was... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First eat here 30 yrs ago when i was a single unit que outside then down the middle ! Bottle of wine in the que had some fantastic times here ! Tony ran the show with jackamo and his brother parlo ? and some great staff ! Not been for 10 years , decided to call in on a wednesday... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Always went out of our way to eat here! Good service and excellent food. Chicken Kiev always diff to get past on menu - however last week Kiev like rubber diff to eat and soggy! Looks like just been defrosted too fast - also son had pasta which was sloppy and tasteless - shame but won't vist again for a... More

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Staffs. UK.
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The queue is a testament to the fact that this is a great place to eat -.authentic, quirky Italian atmosphere, reasonable food, good service all at an unbelievable price ! Definitely worth visiting !

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my husband and daughter have been here twice now and the food is fresh and tasty will Defo recommend it and Defo be back the staff are nice and the place is booming so that also tell me other people feel the same as me about it so that's fab . People that give a poor review for... More

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