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Francesca's

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Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
+44 (0)191 281 6586
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 243
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite restaurant.

Fantastic atmosphere, staff converse in Italian which is always reassuring, best pizza and pasta I've had in the UK. No idea how to avoid the queue, but there wasn't one at 12.30 on a Thursday afternoon, but it was still busy enough for a nice atmosphere inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Hannah L
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I really enjoy this place. I love the smoked haddock risotto it's really nice and the pizza's are great too. The service can be a bit sketchy, from what I can tell if you're a regular or friends with the staff you get served much faster than if you're an infrequent attendee. The guys on the table... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, staff converse in Italian which is always reassuring, best pizza and pasta I've had in the UK. No idea how to avoid the queue, but there wasn't one at 12.30 on a Thursday afternoon, but it was still busy enough for a nice atmosphere inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Having lived in Newcastle and Jesmond for years me and the other half have been regulars for some time. Yes you have to queue but I think that makes the experience even better, share a bottle and chat whilst salivating over all the food going past. Always huge and more than satisfying portions of amazing food, love the half pizza... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Superb food, great value, fantastic service. A great find and worth the wait for a table. We will definitely return soon

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Darlington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Open one in Darlington please! It's a little gem, if it wasn't so far away I would be here every week!

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Stevenage, UK
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This rates ten for atmosphere, eight for food and ten for value. I would have said excellent apart from the non-arrival of some drinks for which we were charged. It is heavingly busy which must be a good sign but arrive at eight and you would have a wait. I think though that this is an Italian restaurant that most... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food is divine especially considering what you pay. Good for fussy people as there is so much choice and you can get half pasta half pizza instead of one whole portion! Recommend the meatballs they are huge! Super quick service and authentic Italian style

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me and it was surprisingly good value for money. I did not feel uncomfortable as a solo diner and the staff were very polite and efficient. The food was simple but very tasty. The restaurant was busy and quite noisy but there was a good feeling to the experience.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Francesca's , as good as it always was ... The chicken Kiev is the best in Newcastle ! My friend had the Valdostana which was also superb . Brilliant atmosphere , service was spot on ... We will definitely be back soon !

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Bedlington, Northumberland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is the first time i have been here and i was very impressed. We got a seat straight away and the waiter was very friendly. Service was excellent, very speedy. Food was hot and very very tasty. Atmosphere was great. Excellent value. 3 people, 2 courses plus soft drinks on saturday lunchtime was £37, absolutely superb. I would definitely... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's

Address: Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)191 281 6586
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)191 281 6586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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