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Francesca's Italian Kitchen

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31165 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592-2997
+1 951-303-3300
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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28 reviews
9 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 

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 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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14 reviews
11 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 20 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 

Thank bone_cameron
Temecula, California
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The food is so authentic and the owners are so warm and welcoming. You do feel as though you are family. My favorite is the gnocchi.

1 Thank ladyzire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

This was an unexpected find in a strip mall of Temecula. The house salad was a fabulous blend of baby field greens & bitter greens, served with a balsamic vinaigrette. Our entree was the night's special pan seared Salmon with a light picatta sauce, roasted potato and steamed vegetable medley. The flavors were excellent and the fish was perfectly cooked.... More 

1 Thank Adelina D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

This small Italian restaurant is one of our favs! The owners & employees are all fantastic. Dining here is always a happy & enjoyable experience. The food ... mmmmmm ... the food is a treat for your tastebuds! We <3 it!

1 Thank Cathy M

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 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?