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Francesca's

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

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  • 257
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 23
    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
Great food

My boyfriend and I ate here after a friend recommended it. The food was lovely, served quickly but felt a bit rushed. We waited for a table for about an hour but the food made it worthwhile. We had tried to reserve a table in advance but they don't take bookings which is a shame as this would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Kelly H
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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 upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here after a friend recommended it. The food was lovely, served quickly but felt a bit rushed. We waited for a table for about an hour but the food made it worthwhile. We had tried to reserve a table in advance but they don't take bookings which is a shame as this would have resolved... More 

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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This local business has been established for many years and is a truly friendly restaurant with excellent food and good size portions at a very reasonable price. The soup and the pasta dishes we had were superb. I think they even have queues out the door quite often and this speaks for itself. This place is worth finding - its... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A lovely family atmosphere to the restaurant, serving hearty Italian food. The portions are huge too! Never had a bad meal and will be visiting again soon i hope!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We've been here before and if there is one thing I hate doing is standing in heals on a concrete floor waiting for a table and because there was 5 of us even when we were at the front of the queue people at the back of the queue were offered tables before us as it depends what size party... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good environment. affordable food. enjoyed it totally. great portion. friendly. packed, popular. Food served quickly.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have heard great reviews of this place and it was ok! great service but not the nicest pizza I've ever had although maybe that is just my opinion by the looks of the length of the queue to get in..!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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