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Francesca's Italian Kitchen

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31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Murrieta, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New to the area, we wanted to try this restaurant, and had high hopes. We had a early dinner, at about 4:30pm. What I did not like, were the 5-6 staff members standing 10 feet away, chatting away, with seemingly nothing to do as there were not many customers this particular day. I do not like to see the staff... More 

Thank John A
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been big fans of Francesca's for a long time. That's what made our last visit so disappointing. Atmosphere: The restaurant had none. The music was practically muted. The lights were too low. And things got awkward when they shut the open sign off and we're turning away customers. This made worse by the table near... More 

Thank bone_cameron
Temecula, California
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The food is so authentic and the owners are so warm and welcoming. You do feel as though you are family. My favorite is the gnocchi.

1 Thank ladyzire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This was an unexpected find in a strip mall of Temecula. The house salad was a fabulous blend of baby field greens & bitter greens, served with a balsamic vinaigrette. Our entree was the night's special pan seared Salmon with a light picatta sauce, roasted potato and steamed vegetable medley. The flavors were excellent and the fish was perfectly cooked.... More 

1 Thank Adelina D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This small Italian restaurant is one of our favs! The owners & employees are all fantastic. Dining here is always a happy & enjoyable experience. The food ... mmmmmm ... the food is a treat for your tastebuds! We <3 it!

1 Thank Cathy M
Temecula, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband and I love this place. The owners are so personable and really make you feel welcomed. The food is delicious and they have a gluten free menu, which is a plus for me. Their gluten free bread is so good. A must try when in Temecula.

1 Thank Denise D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

They are open for lunch now thur-sun. Great food great deals. Hurry in for a great lunch at great prices. No need to settle for fast food come here for quality for about the same cost.

1 Thank Ryan G
Fallbrook, CA, USA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You can get a better lasagna at Costco. Lousy service. Small portions. Cramped seating. Way too expensive for what they deliver.

Thank ggreer4
Chino, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank Keith B
Temecula, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank JGS17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: 19513033300

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