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Francesca's Kitchen

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5599
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gnocchi” (139 reviews)
“potato skins” (46 reviews)
“pizza” (338 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can never beat Frans pizza or polenta fries, every time I have been to Francesca’s kitchen I receive stella service, delicious food and wine and a busy fun atmosphere. Consistently great!

Thank 315hannahj
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Grazie Mille!! They say consistency is the key, and we are delighted it is paying off. Looking forward to your next visit!!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and awesome atmosphere. We tried several appetizers and our faves were the meatball slider and the polenta fries. The patata pizza was also very tasty!

Thank drulana
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Grazie Mille!! looking forward to your next visit so we can recommend more!!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a treat, having Italian near the shore of Lake Wanaka! It was unseasonably hot for this part of the world and we were offered an outdoor table - thankfully as there was no aircon in the restaurant. The food did not disappoint, authentic Italian...More

Thank chrisso53
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation. We agree that it has been unseasonably hot, but glad you were comfortable in our lovely, creak-side spot. Hope to see you again soon!! Grazie Mille!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all of the reviews we decided to eat dinner here after tackling Isthmus Peak as we needed some carbs. The restaurant is really homely, the service was good and the meals were large and yummy (good not great). The tiramisu on the other...More

Thank Cacty
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed everything and can only apologise that we did not bring the wow factor that we usually provide with your main dishes. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Italian food we've had in years. Make sure you book a table as this restaurant is very popular anytime. Great fresh pasta and local produce. Easier access to restaurant from car park off Dunmore Street as it is in back corner of building.

Thank Joy4Bear
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and handy tips! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always an adventure to eat Italian outside of Italy. It's never quite as good is it? I'm happy to say that Francesca's Kitchen really surprised us with it's quality. This food would hold up very well in Italy. We ate the zucca pizza and...More

Thank Christopher T
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie Mille!!! What a wonderful review!! We pride ourselves on our authenticity here at Francesca's so are always delighted to hear it pays off. Hope you can join us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strongly recommend everything we ordered - from the pizza to the pasta with octopus, the small antipasto included a great selection of meats! I can't stress enough how anyone can find something to eat/enjoy. The one dish I found odd was the brushetta which was...More

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

Thank you so much for your detailed and insightful review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed everything, and have taken on board your comments about the bruschetta. Looking forward to your return. Grazie Mille!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant served amazing pizza and pasta. The beef cheek gnocchi were amazing, full of flavour and the meat was so tender. Tiramisu was also great and the garden salad was delicious and interesting! This is a very busy restaurant. We were there on a...More

Thank Crowie321
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation. We pride ourselves on great, affordable food and friendly service, so love to hear when our efforts are rewarded. Grazie Mille!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Wanaka for a week and tried a lot of the eateries. Francesca's was our favourite. The food was really good, the service was great, wine was good and it was really well priced. Will be our first stop when we return to...More

Thank Paul L
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie Mille!! What a lovely review. We are really looking forward to your return.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told about this restaurant and warned to book which we did. Lucky as it was full. We both opted for pizzas (mine gluten free) and really enjoyed them. I had a dessert which is harder being gluten free so I had affogago...More

Thank H2331SYkarend
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you managed to dine with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything. Although we do not have a clear view of the lake, we do love our little, flowery corner spot by the...More

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Childs2017
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
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
$21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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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