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Francesca's Kitchen

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5599
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato skins” (44 reviews)
“pizza” (326 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really really delicious and fresh pastas. I highly recommend coming here during your visit to Wanaka!

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food and service excellent. A small menu. Meals sizes perfect. We chose and can recommend the shaved broccoli main and a prawn main followed by a shared Tiramisu. (sorry cant give you the Italia names). Wait staff happily explained the dishes. Children in the group...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tasty italian comfort food. We ordered both pizza and pasta and were not disappointed. Everything was very high quality and ambiance was great. Dessert is worth making room for as well.

Thank rivenbup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Italian I have experienced ever!! Service spot on also. Would highly recommend for family and couples.

Thank RiseyAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here with our 22 month old child. I was a bit nervous because it seemed a little more fine dining than the usual restaurants we have been going to but it was lovely. The staff were great with our...More

Thank MontyBoris
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on welcoming both families and fine diners alike, so we are delighted to hear you experienced our friendly service. We are also so happy to hear you loved your food. Hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was craving Italian food and the pizza is out of this world--seasoned just right! I would highly recommend!

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

Grazie Mille! We hope to see you soon to try the pastas and are delighted your Italian cravings were satisfied!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every time we visit Wanaka and it never lets us down. We took my mother in law for an early dinner last night. Decor is modern and funky. Service was quick, attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. We started with the beef...More

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

Grazie Mille! They say consistency is the key, and we are always delighted to hear our guests return to us and enjoy themselves time again. We are looking forward to your next visit where we hope we will be able to tempt you with our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Francescas was definitely the best italian restaurant I have ever been to. The waitress that served us was lovely, she suggested a winter cocktail (kraken rum and warm apple) that was out of this world, SO GOOD. We also ordered the carpaccio and potato skins...More

Thank 890isabel
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review. You certainly ordered a meal bursting with flavour and we are so pleased you enjoyed all of it. We are happy to hear the service is living up to our hard earned reputation and you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't booked, and restaurant was pretty full, but they kindly managed to get us a table. Service was great, and food was outstanding; particularly the beetroot entrée and the tiramisu. Would love to go again

Thank kiwijanet2017
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie Mille! We are pleased you enjoyed the house made beetroot agnolotti so much. It is one of our favourites here. Remember, we also have a Francesca's in Christchurch if you are ever over that way. If not, we hope to see you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start with this place? Food is simply amazing!! Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was A+++. I have not eaten at a more beautiful restaurant, and tasted such beautiful Italian food (coming from me who grew up with Italian grandparents!!). Do yourself...More

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

We sincerely thank you from the Francesca's team for your kind words. We are a family here and love when we make our guests feel part of it. We are delighted you enjoyed our food so much and are looking forward to having you back...More

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Questions & Answers
8 February 2017|
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 .
4 December 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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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