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Villa Francesca

321 N. Cardwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (Second Ward)
704-333-7447
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Ranked #409 of 1,940 restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Second Ward
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Second Ward
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English first
Cornelius NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've wanted to try this restaurant for some time now so decided to give it a try today along with my wife and Sister=in-Law. The experience was a disaster even though the food was good. Noise level is way too high and to the point that if this was an industrial facility, OSHA would mandate Ear Plugs. The background music... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

During my vacation in the Charlotte area, I popped my head into Villa Francesca and was amazed by the quality of the food and the overall service. Villa Francesca has the best pizza in town!! Kudos to the chef !

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We visited Villa Francesca for two different birthday parties over the holidays and had a great time. The food was tremendous, and it was so easy to park and get to the restaurant. Can't wait to return to try out their specials!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I was recently here with my fiancé for date night, and will make it a regular habit. We started with Fried Mozzarella and cocktails. For our main course, my fiancé had Spaghetti & Meatballs & I had Chicken Sorrentino. OMG, you can tell how fresh & authentic everything is there. This will definitely be our Valentines go to, every year.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I am a frequenter of Villa Francesca and have been for years. I have come for family functions, date night, business lunches, and private parties here and every experience has been amazing. This is by far my FAVE Italian food in CLT, and now that they are on Foodie Call, my dreams of ordering Villa in have come true. Highly... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just found a fingernail clipping in my pizza. It's disgusting and I can't even begin to imagine how it got there. I think that says enough about what I think of this place.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We went here for dinner before a Bobcats game and was very pleased. The bartender's friendliness made up for our awkward waiter. I had the Ziti and it is was the best I have had at Italian restaurant. My Aunt wanted just a slice of pizza but that is just a lunch item so they offered to make her a... More

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North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

First time visiting this restaurant since it opened. I'll break down the review into sections for clarity. Our experience was on a Thursday evening, approx 25% of tables were occupied. The Food - was served hot and exactly as ordered; tasty and well presented. Only issue here was the bread was not brought to the table till the meal was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We purchased a Groupon to this restaurant which was for an appetizer and 2 entrees for $29 and which would expire November 9. When we arrived at this uptown Charlotte restaurant near the arena, the first thing we encountered was a parking lot with METERED spaces for the patrons and a two-hour limit for the coin-fed meters. Then the front... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I do not usually give harsh reviews. Even if the food and service are so-so, I try to find something positive to say. In this case, the only positive experience of the evening was our exit. Some friends had invited us out for an Italian dinner near uptown Charlotte. They had a Groupon offer they had purchased and wanted to... More

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