FRANCESCA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN – CHRISTCHURCH
Open seven days. 12 – 3pm for lunch and 5pm – late for dinner. Dinner reservations are essential.
Really excellent food and great service. My GF (gluten free) friend said the polenta chips were some of the best she’s ever had. I really enjoyed the pizza - I loved the chili oil on the pepperoni and the four cheese pizza was so tasty but not too heavy on the cheese. Some of the best pizza in Christchurch.
Had the Braised Beef Cheek Gnocchi which was delicious. And for dessert we tried the Torta Mousse al Cioccolato e Gelato all'Amarena. It was divine. Will definitely be back.
After our garlic flatbread served as an appetizer. It is the best pizza base I have ever tasted. It is fluffy and light, and it is stuffed with garlic. It's a good start. The dough is well done and the pasta is also very good. They are definitely the two best Italian dishes we have ever eaten. It's delicious, the portion is moderate, and it ends with Italian cannelloni, which tastes good.