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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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Del Mar, California
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Yuri D
Sage, California, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank William J
Temecula, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank jerseygirlgonecali
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Danielle B
Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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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 12 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank Veronica C
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We were greeted at the door like friends. Great homemade bread. Delicious balsamic for bread dipping. We had pizza, chicken piccata and lobster/shrimp ravioli. All were great. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's away from downtown so there is plenty of parking. For dessert we had soufflé 👍

Thank Derek L
Temecula, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

New to the area, we wanted to try this restaurant, and had high hopes. We had a early dinner, at about 4:30pm. What I did not like, were the 5-6 staff members standing 10 feet away, chatting away, with seemingly nothing to do as there were not many customers this particular day. I do not like to see the staff... More 

Thank John A
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been big fans of Francesca's for a long time. That's what made our last visit so disappointing. Atmosphere: The restaurant had none. The music was practically muted. The lights were too low. And things got awkward when they shut the open sign off and we're turning away customers. This made worse by the table near... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?