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Francesca's Italian Kitchen

31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
951-303-3300
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Ranked #25 of 330 restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Murrieta, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Temecula, California
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The energy & the passion from the owner is something to talk about........ Always personable, such a great experience every time at Franseca's! Looking for a memorable dinning experience ...stop browsing...Ale (owner) is quite the chef & story teller. Kudo's! Highly recommend

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Hemet
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is some of the best Italian food in the Temecula area but the location is deceptive. The resturant is small and intimate in a strip center location....however the interior is well appointed and the aromatic sent guides you right into the door. Wonderful food, wonderful service...and will definitely be back often to enjoy!!

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Temecula, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Always a treat. The food is fresh, homemade and magnificent. Excellent service and beautiful atmosphere. The owners are welcoming, friendly and make you feel like you are in their dining room. We are lucky to have Francesca's in Temecula.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Whenever I am in the area, we seem to end up here. Central to family and friends in SoCal, we meet here for dinner. And like last review every-bit as good as mama. Good wine and food at reasonable prices. Good service and atmosphere. Lots of locals and regulars the night we were there.

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Ormond
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I had the capellini and marinara. Husband had eggplant parmesan. Both dishes were very good. We were disappointed in the bread. An Italian restaurant should serve Italian bread. It wasn't. For the price I think a small salad would be nice. $13.99 for a bowl of spaghetti and sauce is overpriced in my book so a salad to accompany it... More

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Crestline, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Friday night on the way home looking for a place to wait till the traffic dies down. We stumbled on to this place, how refreshing an Italian dining experience ran by Italians. It appears to be family ran. No one lingering, everyone happy, smiling & appearing to have a goal in mind.....keep the guest happy. Our waiter was Louigie (I... More

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UK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was a great find. Kind of tucked away in a mall. We went there just on spec. The service was excellent as was the food. We both had the recommendation of the waiter which was salmon. Cooked to perfection and accompanied by pasta (divine) and vegetables. For my desert, I had the Napoleon which was layers of pastry, cream... More

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Menifee, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Just had a FANTASTIC time at Francesca's 6th anniversary party!! the food was incredible. Alessio and Francesca treat everyone like family. Congrats on 6 years and wish you many more!!!

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