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“A wonderful new addition to Wanaka”

Francesca's Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 84 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
wanaka
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“A wonderful new addition to Wanaka”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The food and service are great as the other reviewers have noted. Simple well prepared interesting Italian food- everything from a delicious starteer of parma ham and white peach to a fabulous pasta dish with broccoli- everything was delicious. We have now been back several times and tried everything on the menu!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank stephanie p
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Belinda S, Owner at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hi Wanakamountainmad,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words.
I'm so happy that you've enjoyed yourself and that you have some favourites on the menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great, sitting outside not terrific”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

you have to book to get in here. we didn't and were lucky enough to get an outside table for our family of 6.
service super friendly and attentive. food good (although pizza toppings are not really geared towards children). pizzas superthin and crispy bases - very fresh. but the toppings should go more to the edge to get the full marks. garlic bread (pizza base) recommended.
sitting outside we missed out on any atmosphere that was going on inside (it looked lovely and energetic and interesting but we were cut off from all of this and couldn't see what was happening).
pricey.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Clare M
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Belinda S, Owner at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hi ClareM,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the restaurant. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience overall. We have been extremely busy since we opened and bookings are essential for an inside table for dinner on any day of the week at the moment. I'm glad you managed to get a table outside and that we could accommodate you. We have noted your comments about the pizzas and have asked the chef to go closer to the edge with the sauce and toppings. We are also very happy to accommodate any kids requests for pizza toppings or substitutions. We do hope to see you again in the future and thanks again for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate the feedback.
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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian fare”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a quick meal here as we were on a tight schedule. I ordered a pizza and my partner spagetti. The pizzza was excellent, thin base, tasty and not overpowered by cheese. My partners ham hock cabonara superb.The staff were quick and attentive and it was great to watch the pizza chef in operation with his wood fired oven. If you want to get the best seats outside you will need to book well in advance. We'll be back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jonathan C
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Belinda S, Owner at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Hi Jonathan C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you again next time you are in town. Cheers!
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Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
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“Wonderful pizza and more”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Thrilled we had the chance to sample Francesca's during our stay in Wanaka. The ambience is true Italian kitchen, noisy and bustling and the food is fantastic. We shared a small bites starter (meatball slider) and Gorgonzola pear salad, both perfectly portioned and presented. The pizzas are thin crust with just enough on top -- we had the Tartufo (wild mushroom) with a drizzle of truffle oil, and another that featured Parma ham. Delicious and we had some to take home.



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Thank debdak
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Belinda S, Owner at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Hi Debdak, Thanks for taking the time to review us. The meatball sliders have proved to be incredibly popular and the tartufo pizza is one of my personal favourites too. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful evening”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere were second to none. We will be visiting again soon

Visited January 2013
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Thank Jeannie Y
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Belinda S, Owner at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Hi Jeannie Y, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Cheers!
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