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Francesca's Italian Kitchen

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31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
951-303-3300
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional Food! Wonderful staff!

We found this wonderul gem after receiving a recommendation from staff at the Chapin Winery. This was our second visit and we could not have enjoyed it more. My wife had the ravioli which she enjoyed very much. I had the special - a braised pork belly that was absolutely outstanding! As always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Keith B
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Chino, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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  • Italian first
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English first
Chino, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We found this wonderul gem after receiving a recommendation from staff at the Chapin Winery. This was our second visit and we could not have enjoyed it more. My wife had the ravioli which she enjoyed very much. I had the special - a braised pork belly that was absolutely outstanding! As always, owner and host Allesio greeted us with... More 

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Temecula, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Bad excuse for Italian food - tasted like out of the can from a super market. People were pleasant but the food was below average. Try Gourmet Italia it's better all around.

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Temecula, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Francesca's never disappoints! My parents were in town and we decided to take them to Francesca's because the food is always great! The pastas and sauces are always home made and you can taste the difference! Alex the owner is very personable and recognizes repeat customers, and we are treated like family every time we come. It's rare to find... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Found a lovely Italian restaurant where we didn't expect to find one! Homey, tasty, and a good value. My highest recommendation.

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Fair Oaks, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is wonderful! I can not sing the praises of the service enough to do it justice. The food is fantastic! They could not have been more attentive to our every need but still giving us our privacy. I had the veal Marsala, my husband, the chicken Parmesan and both were perfectly prepared. My only regret was that I... More 

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Temecula, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been going to Francesca's since it's opening many years ago. Alessio and Francesca make you feel that you are right at home. The food is fantastic, being Italian and traveling to Italy numerous time I can tell you by far it is the BEST Italian restaurant in Temecula/Murrieta hands down.

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ever since swearing off Gourmet Italia we have been trying to find a new go-to Italian restaurant in Temecula. We tried Francesca's on a Friday night and weren't disappointed. The service, atmosphere, food and overall experience were great. There was a slight wait so we sat at the bar and the bartender turned out to also be the hostess. Once... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here with some friends after we could not get in elsewhere. We were pleasantly surprised by the decor inside. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The service was very good. We had three different chicken dishes and spaghetti and meatballs. All were very good especially the meatballs which got an excellent. Prices were not cheap and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Alex took good care of us at Francesca's. The Amaretto sauce on the Pork Chops was a delectable touch. Great food with great service.

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Indio ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From out of town, first time here. Totally worth tasting. The food was prepared perfectly. Just the right amount with lots of flavor. Highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: 951-303-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?