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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 95
    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
Consistently fab!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
richard k
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newcastle upon tyne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
newcastle upon tyne
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I were spending valentines weekend in Jesmond and were recommended here for a meal. We were given a table after no time at all and the service was top notch, we were both thoroughly impressed with the food and the value for money! Would definitely recommend and return

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I live around 30 minutes away from the restaurant and have been hundreds of times. It is my favourite restaurant; very cheap with very big portions (which I always have to take home), kind and funny genuine Italian staff, busy but good atmosphere! The only problem is that you cannot book and the popularity of it means you have to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm sure I've reviewed this place before but I went last week and had the Marinara pizza for the first time. Normally I dislike Italian restaurant pizzas and prefer take away pizzas - due to the floppiness of them. The base was rather thin but still able to pick up & eat/ Anyway, the taste was delish. I'm still craving... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm a fan of the typical 'Red Sauce' eatery, which equates for most Italian style food this side of every major city in England. They're heavy on the sauce in pastas, they do typical pizzas & generally cater to every cliche in the Italian American book of calorific foods, and Francesca's is no different in taste or substance. However where... 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

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