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Villa Francesca

First Ward
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321 N. Cardwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
+1 704-333-7447
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Charlotte, NC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

Villa Francesca was wonderful, but Louie's crazy wife ran it into the ground and it's been closed more than it has been open the past 2 years. TAKE THIS SITE DOWN - IT DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE!

Thank RegularGuiseppe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Dfeld4706
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Cynthia V
Cornelius NC
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508 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

Thank Michael S
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank waymere
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Brett R
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Anna T
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lisa M
Huntersville, North Carolina
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255 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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: +1 704-333-7447

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