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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
excellent food and service

Good value for money, recommended by hotel staff, short walk away, May have to queue as a very popular venue but worth the wait time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
emma_vella
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Good value for money, recommended by hotel staff, short walk away, May have to queue as a very popular venue but worth the wait time.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My brother took me here for dinner. I'd never been before and expected a "typical" Italian restaurant - pizza pasta risotto etc. Well it does all of those. I tried a day special - cajun chicken - which was excellent. My brother had some sort of chicken topped with cheese which he also enjoyed. Service was good and the food... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking for a Michelin star restaurant, then you are looking in the wrong place. However, frannys is fantastic, and you can not go wrong. Cheap and cheerful. Wonderful staff. Great tasting food.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good food, downside very small so tables are crammed in, so can feel like you are sat with the next couple

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newcastle upon tyne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been coming to Francesca's since the week that it opened and it has never disappointed. The atmosphere is always great, the service is always excellent and the food is cheap, cheerful and always tasty. I have had most of the food on the menu here and I can't really fault any of it! The steaks are always cooked... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food here is always amazing- tomato garlic bread cooked to perfection as well as an extensive range of pizzas and pastas, you can get 1/2 and 1/2 and it would surprise me if you could finish it you get a lot for your money cheap and cheerful! I would recommend you get the 1 litre bottle of house white... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Me and my friends really like it here. It's not too pricey and serves good food. At busy times there's often a hefty query to get in but it's wort it. Once sat the service is prompt and friendly. The food is simple Italian fare but always tastes good.

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Haltwhistle, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have gone to Francesca's for more than 30 years. It has during all this time remained consistently good. It is a great place to relax and chat with friends over good food or to take children for tea. Pizza / pasta and a few other options but all really good. The price is very reasonable too. If you arrive... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants ever! I love the food, the service is brilliant. I have so many memories here and wish to have more. I started going to restaurant when it was just the bar and the first room but then they bought next door and knocked it through and what an improvement ! The... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Francesca's has never changed over the years, the food is good and hearty and the staff helpful and friendly. On the last visit opted for the pizza garlic bread to start and wasn't disappointed. Tasty and a good mix of cheese an garlic. Then had the half pizza/pasta. Bochetto pizza( I think that's how its spelt) and arrabiatta penne. Both... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?