We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5599
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (156 reviews)
“potato skins” (50 reviews)
“pizza” (392 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,249)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The "first table" scheme means you book for an early dinner, on certain days, but pay only 50% of the price for a three course meal. Drinks are at standard price. We arrived a little early but we were promptly welcomed and accompanied to our...More

Thank Franek K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Francesca’s on a Friday night. We booked ahead their website Thursday night and luckily we did as we seen quite a few groups turned away. The staff were pretty good bringing drinks and the menu. The food was brought over really quickly, only waiting...More

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice dinner here. Good service, good food and good ambience. Can highly recommend. Make sure you book.

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent dinner with us. Hopefully you will join us again on your next visit to Wanaka. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early as we had not booked and were able to get a table - this was around 5.30pm. We ordered Italian wine - it is cheaper than NZ wine despite coming from the other side of the world. We shared the meat platter...More

Thank amcs1983
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is wonderful to hear that you found us to be truly an authentic Italian restaurant as this is what we strive for. There really is no greater compliment and we are so pleased that you chose to dine with us. We would also like...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like everyone here said, the food is a 10/10. Everything was absolutely fantastic. But let's talk about the service. Every staff was quick, and efficient. Always checking with you about how's everything. Would come back againMore

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

Wow - what a great review, thank you so much for your compliments on both the food and the service. We truly pride ourselves on both our team of chefs and our front of house staff. To hear that we all delivered to such a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delish - highly recommend the prawn pasta!!! Great service, food and wine list. The menu also cators for kids!

Thank Nicola F
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nichola, we are delighted that you enjoyed the Prawn Paccheri pasta so much - it is a firm favourite of ours too. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We heard it was a good place so we went there and could confirm that. Amazing food, friendly staff. I would 100% recommend the beef gnocchis. It’s always busy so you better book a table before.

Thank Renate W
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Renate Many thanks for taking the time and leave us such a nice review. We hope we can see you again soon. Grazie mille !

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Absolutely fabulous gnocchi - not just a boring dish with tomato sauce but a real creation. Don't forget to book in advance as this place is most of the times quite full.More

Thank nomadgirl365
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed the gnocchi so much. Thank you for sharing your fantastic comments on your recent meal here at Francesca's. Did you try the braised beef cheek gnocchi or the broad bean and gorgonzola gnocchi? We hope that you will visit...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Four of us just walked in meaning we had not booked in advance.They very quickly showed us to a table and our orders were taken quickly.The menu had a good selection and our meals arrived and were correct to order.We all enjoyed our meals and...More

Thank John & Cheryl H
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi John and Cheryl, we are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Francesca's. We pride ourselves on our fabulous team here and the fact that you enjoyed your meals and service thanks to our team is exactly what we aim for. We...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We had ordered the fries and cured meat as starters which was spot on. For mains had the pizza and pasta which was ok nothing exceptional but the best part was the dessert loved the tart and cannelloni.good selection of wines. The only thing that...More

Thank Amby_Talreja
FIKWanaka, Manager at Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Ambica, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments on your recent visit to Francesca's. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your starters and deserts but we are sorry to hear that you had some reservations regarding the service of...More

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Wanaka
Wanaka Hotel
622 reviews
.05 miles away
Bella Vista Wanaka
388 reviews
.07 miles away
ASURE Brookvale Motel
133 reviews
.09 miles away
Lakeside Apartments
555 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Big Fig Wanaka
586 reviews
.06 miles away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
544 reviews
.08 miles away
Kika
329 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
213 reviews
.05 miles away
The Picture Lounge
7 reviews
.13 miles away
Wanaka Farmers Market
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Wanaka Fine Art Gallery
9 reviews
.05 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Childs2017
7 February 2017|
Answer
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 .
0
Votes
JennyBal
3 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing