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Francesca's Kitchen

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5599
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gnocchi” (129 reviews)
“potato skins” (41 reviews)
“pizza” (321 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was very possibly the best meal I have ever had. Charming service and a lovely atmosphere but the food is the star here, created with such flare, combining wonderful flavours but not over-complicating things. Superb!

Thank Elwam
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a nice little restaurant, definitely need to book. Pizza is good, service is good, though nothing really stood out to make it excellent. I'd still go back though.

Thank Dea0703
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Canadian visitors and I had a very enjoyable lunch here during our all too quick visit to Wanaka .We only had a few hours to spare as snow was coming and we wanted to complete our campervan trip. This was the ideal warm place...More

Thank yas4321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service excellent! Food excellent, highly recommended but you should book in advance as it is so popular you can't just walk in even mid week. Don't risk it, book ahead you won't be disappointed! Potato Skins are a highlight as well as the polenta fries.

Thank Tracy757
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to turn up at happy hour and got a glass of wine and beer included with our meal. Family friendly with excellent pizza and service! Highly recommend!More

Thank Rosher_9
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for mentioning our happy hour - We believe $25 for a pizza and glass of wine/Peroni lager to be a fantastic deal and are glad to hear you made the most of it. Next time you are in town, please pop in to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely relaxed meal here on a busy Friday night. Great to be able to see the pizza cooking in the large pizza oven and the pizza was really delicious too. Simple but full of flavour and a great pizza base. The cannoli for...More

Thank Bernee2013
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear our little slice of Italy lived up to (and even surpassed) the real deal. We love our traditional pizza oven, especially as the days are getting colder. Hope you can return to us soon. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good. Delightful tiramisu! Servers are nice and pleasant. Will go there again if i visit Wanaka.

Thank windy_celsius
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here recently when in Wanaka - the pasta was beautiful and came out super quick after ordering. The tiramisu is pretty awesome too. Book ahead as its very little and very popular. Enjoy!

Thank NatashaRachael
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope you can return to us soon and we will happily recommend more for you to try! Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome meal my husband and I had at Francesca's. I had the gnocchi with beef cheeks and my husband had the baked salmon on a lental ragu. Absolutely delicious.

Thank Bridget F
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! We are delighted to hear you loved your meal. Remember, we have a Francesca's in Christchurch open now if you are ever up that way! Pop in to try some more of our dishes!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant is hidden from the main road. We walked up and down 2x before we found it. It has a lovely atmophere and good food. Good, friendly service. Not that cheap though.More

Thank Alex S
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie! We agree that we love our little creek-side spot, slightly off the main street. We are glad to hear you appreciate it too and that you enjoyed the food and service. We apologise that you found us to be a little costly. However, we...More

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Childs2017
Hi, Do you cater for a vegan?
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Trelawn | Reviewed this property |
Trelawn does not do dinners, breakfast is a cooked and continental with fresh fruit and homemade jams. 3 types of cereals .
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JennyBal
Hi there, I live in the UK, but my sister and her partner live in Wanaka and I'd like to do something nice for them for Xmas and treat them to a meal out at your restraunt, do you do vouchers that I could send them, or is there a way we could organise this as a surprise? Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Jen :)
December 3, 2015|
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Response from Kurt H | Reviewed this property |
Hallo Jen, sorry i can't answer your question. I only wrote a review. In your case, i would contact the restaurant directly. kind regards kurt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 5599
Description
Excellent, affordable Italian food with a vibrant atmosphere and a real wood fired pizza oven. Lunch served from 12.00 Pm to 3 pm. Dinner served from 5.00 Pm to late. Bookings essential for dinner. We accept Cash, Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard and American Express only. Gift Vouchers available. No wifi. Open seven days a week.
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