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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 255
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    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
A brilliant authentic Italian restaurant

I've been visiting Francesca's for 30+ years. Never within that time have I had a negative experience. The food and the ambience is perfect. I've had romantic meals, family meals, special birthdays and it really suits all occasions, never disappoints. I often visit now on a Saturday afternoon with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Leigh M
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I've been visiting Francesca's for 30+ years. Never within that time have I had a negative experience. The food and the ambience is perfect. I've had romantic meals, family meals, special birthdays and it really suits all occasions, never disappoints. I often visit now on a Saturday afternoon with my friend to avoid the queues. As some Italian restaurants turn... More 

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Carlisle
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Recommended Francesca's while staying in Neecastle n a Saurady night, big mistake. Thought I was having an ealy evening meal with the family, including a 4&6 year old. Big, big mistake as we quad for nearly 2 hours or a table sitting just before 9. Kids were eating he furniture n the way and managed a small slice of pizza... More 

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Washington DC
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's always packed. prices are relatively cheap. However, I always see expensive cars parked outside so my guess is it is not the price but because of the rustic decor they have maintained, which is different from a lot of nearby Italian eateries which are mostly modern. However, it is always busy (I have tried three times but eaten there... More 

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Niagara Falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

By far the best Italian restaurant in Newcastle. The choices are many and the food excellent always. Get there early as there is a long queue especially on the weekends. It is worth the wait!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I must have first visited Francesca's some 25 years ago at least but it has been many a year since my last visit but I found myself there with colleagues from work on Thursday night. It hasnt changed..... busy, bustling and for the price you pay it is good, fresh food with few airs and graces. Leaving at 7pm ish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Have been coming here for nearly 20 years with my family.Although my daughters are grown up now this is still our favourite pizzeria in Newcastle We have never had cause to complain once about food or service.Thank you

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I come here often with family and friends and it's always a good choice. Big quantities of delicious italian food at a bargain price. Can't go wrong.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was visiting friends in Newcastle this weekend and they took me to this restaurant on saturday afternoon after having a very late friday night. As we walked through the doors the aroma of garlic and herbs hits you and my taste buds were tingling, the restaurant was quite busy and my friends had warned me that we might have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After hearing for years how fabulous this place was I was very excited to be going. The food was average, to be fair it was very busy, waiters were unattentive , I had to get our drinks from the bar , but I thought they would be used to that by now. Won't be rushing back.

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habana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had been a few years ago & enjoyed pizza,thought would try again whilst in the area looking for a nice restaurant at a reasonable price, had a little time to wait in the queue,but not too long,as they don't take bookings,we each had a nice meal, the filet beef stroganoff was exceptional,at only £10.95 & came with rice too,both meals... 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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?