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Francesca's Italian Kitchen

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31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
+1 951-303-3300
04:00 - 21:00
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years ago (too many to name) my wife and I used to go to a restaurant in Westwood call Di Stefano's Ristorante for its Chicken Suprema. Di Stefano's closed years ago, but the fond memories of this wonderful dish are cherished. We just happened to be reminiscing about it while in Temecula and decided to look online at all the... More 

Thank ZProf
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Francesca'so is a nice little Italian restaurant that has a cozy feel and is conveniently located near us.

Thank Wendy P
Temecula, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Francesca's many times and it never fails to exceed our expectations. For those with discriminating palettes expecting outstanding Italian cuisine, this is a must visit. The atmosphere is dinner casual but the food is fine dining. There are nightly specials which I recommend highly. Coupled with an intriguing wine list, expect a thoroughly... More 

1 Thank Smith33165
Del Mar, California
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The risotto was just excellent! This was a solid 5-star. The eggplant parmesian was also tasty and the quality was just great. It comes with spaghetti which was also the best. The eggplant portion was rather small, and I wished this tobe a little larger.

1 Thank Yuri D
Sage, California, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I like this place, staff is always great. Place was packed as you would think, on New Years Eve. We had reservations so we got right in. We had a great dinner with wine. They do a great job at fixing all their meals. The lasagna was a bit over cooked, but all the other meals were perfect. I know... More 

1 Thank William J
Temecula, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We love this place. The owner himself always comes to the table to speak with you and see if your experience was a good one. They always give us free shot of Limoncello after our meal. Very friendly service and owner is from Italy.

1 Thank jerseygirlgonecali
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Loved this place! Our server (owner?) enthusiastically gave us the history and details of the differences of our traditional plates we considered as well as the cheeses, north versus south cooking - you name it! The food was very good and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere - not too fancy, but just enough and very relaxing meal with friends.

1 Thank Danielle B
Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The reservation was for 8pm. The restaurant closes at 9pm. We did not leave until 10pm. At no time did we feel rushed. The wait staff is well trained and kept in the background but alert enough to check on us as needed. The food was fantastic!!! The four of us ordered different entrees and each of us enjoyed our... More 

1 Thank charles1379
Fallbrook, CA, USA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lasagna was worse than sub terrible. Service was so slow we considered walking out. Should have walked out after getting the lasagna. And way overpriced. Avoid at all costs.

Thank ggreer4
Menifee, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a bit of a risotto snob. I make my own killer risotto with Cremini mushrooms, asparagus and top it off with a petite filet and it is fantastic. The porcini mushroom risotto at Francesca's is every bit as good. I started with a Carpaccio topped with Arugula, parmesan, capers and lemon and was tangy and paired perfect... More 

1 Thank Veronica C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-303-3300

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