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Villa Francesca

First Ward
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321 N. Cardwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-333-7447
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian Experience

We frequent this restaurant often when going to the Time Warner Cable Arena for events. Always excellent food and service. Often the place is full and in need of more seating. Highly recommend for all Italian food lovers. Absolutely LOVE their pizza!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
Cynthia V
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place rocks. If you're looking for great pizza, this is your place. You need to either go with the fettuccine Alfredo pizza, yes fettuccine Alfredo sauce on the pizza is awesome or the grandma's pizza with its heavily garlic loving sauce. If you can't decide, go with both and take home and freeze. The pizza reheats very very well.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We frequent this restaurant often when going to the Time Warner Cable Arena for events. Always excellent food and service. Often the place is full and in need of more seating. Highly recommend for all Italian food lovers. Absolutely LOVE their pizza!

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Cornelius NC
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150 reviews 150 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
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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
2 reviews
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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 N. Cardwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighborhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: 704-333-7447

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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