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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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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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Wonderful

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
icantbleaveit
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Temecula, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Temecula, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were in Temecula for one night and were looking for a place to eat. I checked Trip Advisor, as I always do, and found Francesca's. Truly, I couldn't have done better. Francesca herself is a delight. I spilled water all over the table and my husband. She rushed in, moved our drinks to another table, got us situated and... More 

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Murrieta, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Decent food but not worthy of the high prices that are on the menu. I had the chicken cooked in olive oil with garlic - good plate appearance with fresh vegetables and hot pasta. The chicken gave the look of frozen/thawed, was dry with light to no taste of garlic. I'd say the sides were eventful with the main entre... More 

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First visit so was anxious to taste, observe and take in the ambiance. Service was excellent, food was good and, overall, the experience was worthwhile. Thought the food was overpriced but the portions were adequate and presentation was good. The dining room was neat and clean. The three of us in our party enjoyed the atmosphere. The bar has a... More 

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Murrieta, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. The service is wonderful and very intuitive. The chef will create whatever you have a taste for and everything is always delicious. A one of a kind Italian eatery!

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Long Beach, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We love Italian food and this was close to where we were staying. There is really no view or atmosphere of anything. The caprese salad needed addition balsamic, however the cheese was fresh and fluffy. Ordered gnocchi and it was just OK, nothing special or anything that would make be come back. For the price it was overpriced. Service was... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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?