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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 229
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 20
    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
First time back there in about 20 years

My son and myself were in Jesmond today and he had never been to Francesca's. I had not been in about 20 years, and told him many years before he was born it was the 'go to' place long before Osborne Road got so crowded. I heard the bar was added but didn't realise there have been further... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
David R
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My son and myself were in Jesmond today and he had never been to Francesca's. I had not been in about 20 years, and told him many years before he was born it was the 'go to' place long before Osborne Road got so crowded. I heard the bar was added but didn't realise there have been further extensions, so... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been a few times over the years and decided to head back as we hadn't been for a few years. It was a Friday night and we seemed to arrive at the right time as a few minutes after we arrived the queues were out the door. The atmosphere was same as we remembered bustling and decor was the... More 

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South shields
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere! Always worth the wait in the queue And never a disappointment... Always very accommodating, my partner is a wheelchair user and usually has problems when we eat out to find a table that he can fit his chair under... Never a problem at Francesca's... They always find a way around it, even... More 

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Barnoldswick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Walking distance from home so a regular for midweek tea. Arrived at 7pm, no queue, seated immediately. Extensive menu, but opted for my usual risotto, which is lovely. Must try something different next visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

this restaurant has been producing excellent food for many years now. All that I have tried over the many years I have been visiting has been super, never had a bad meal. Very reasonable too. Large portions. Excellent, take the que as a bit of fun and have a drink whilst you wait. If you are taking children best to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited last night with my partner (who's father is Sardinian). She loves it and it has the authentic seal of approval! I too love it and realised last night that my first visit would have been about 20 years ago! So what's changed? Well not a lot really. Well Nothing! Still queues out of the door. Still the bustling quick... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We visit here whenever we can. It's very busy and there's a reason for that! Lovely Italian food, which is very very reasonably priced. Definitely recommend this, I'd say it's one of my all time favourite places to eat. You can't book a table but you'll usually be seated quite quickly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Francesca's is great for traditional, simple Italian food. Great value for money and always a great atmosphere. You're not able to book, but I've never had to wait too long for a table. Lovely, tasty food.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Still knocking out great value traditional Italian food after these many years , generous portion and good flavours . You have to wait for a table as can't book , about an hour from the door if line is that long. Service can be a bit hit and miss on occasion but generally good always friendly . House wine a... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Francesca's is a fairly regular eating place for me and my family. The food is always of a high standard, the portions are generous and the price is very reasonable. These are reasons enough to visit, but when the quality of the food is always reliable and the atmosphere is always excellent why look elsewhere? On my last visit I... 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, 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?