Francesca's Italian Kitchen in Christchurch Menu

Sides and Bites
Potato skins with truffle oil, porcini salt, pecorino (GF) ( V) $9.00
Marinated olives (GF) (V) $10.00
Garlic flat bread (V) $8.00
Polenta fries with truffle aioli (V) $9.00
Sharing plates for two
Salumi plate, pickles, mustard fruits $16.00
Francesca’s Antipasti Board cured meats and Italian cheeses with sour dough $25.00
Side Salads
Baby cos lettuce, sherry vinaigrette (GF) $8.00
Cloudy Bay clams, chilli, garlic, prosecco, black garlic butter sourdough $16.00
Kale salad, Apple, sultanas, walnuts, Parmesan and pangrattato (V) $12.00
Broccoli and rocket salad, crumbed poached egg, truffle vinaigrette, vincotto (V) $16.00
House smoked salmon, fennel and orange salad, salsa verde (GF) $16.00
San Daniele prosciutto, pear, rocket, hazelnuts and goat's cheese (GF) $18.00
Handmade Beetroot agnolotti with nut brown butter, poppy seeds and sage (V) $18.00
Beef carpaccio, parmesan, lemon aioli, capers, white anchovies $16.00
GF bases available $3
Margherita Di Bufala (V)
Buffalo mozzarella, tomato base, fresh basil
Napoletana (V)
Tomato, anchovies, capers, black olives, mozzarella
Tartufo (V)
Mushrooms, mozzarella, black truffle oil, parmesan
Quattro Formaggi (V)
Goat's cheese, pecorino, taleggio, gorgonzola, fresh thyme
Venison pepperoni, red onion, chilli oil, mozzarella, tomato, rocket
Parma ham, mozzarella, tomato, grilled peppers, vincotto
Pork sausage, tomato, roasted onion, ricotta, rocket, mozzarella
Sopressa salami, tomato, potato, mozzarella, rosemary, truffle oil
GF pasta available for some dishes
House made potato gnocci, Braised beef cheeks, gremolata, pecorino $28.00
Merino lamb shoulder Ragu, pappardelle, green olives, chilli, lemon, baby spinach $28.00
Prawn linguine, rocket, sundried tomato, lemon $26.00
Pea, broad bean and spinach risotto, basil, parsley and rocket (V, GF) $26.00
Melanzane - baked eggplant with Napoli sauce, parmigiano reggiano, mozzarella, pangrattato and a green side salad (V) $26.00
Roasted Duck leg, baby spinach, pecorino risotto, pinenut and current salsa (GF) $35.00
Market fish, cauliflower pureé, charred cauliflower, cherry tomato, chilli, anchovies and olives (GF) $35.00
with house made mascarpone
Chocolate mousse cake
with creme fraiche, praline
Set lemon cream
with rhubarb, prosecco jelly, rhubarb crumble
Cannoli with custard $5.00
Affogato (GF)
Allpress espresso over vanilla ice cream With a shot of Frangelico $16

We make every attempt to keep menus up to date, but prices and items are subject to change without notice. This menu is to be used as a guide only.

Nearby Italian restaurants

Name Cuisines
Bishop Brothers Public House Bar, Pub Food, Pizza & Pasta, Italian
Little Italy Restaurant Pizza, Italian
Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead Gluten Free, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Italian
Chilli Flakes Indian Restaurant North Indian, Indian, Italian
Piccolo Ristorante Italiano Pizza, European, Italian

Below you'll find samples from menus of places nearby.

Nearby sample menus

Little Sister Cafe (sample menu)
Mince on Toast
with 2 poached eggs
w/ Aioli or tomato sauce
Crispy Chicken or Fish Soft Shell taco
w/ Asian Slaw, pickled carrot, crispy shallots and peanuts w/ Aioli and Nuoc cham
Blue Cod and Chips
w/ salad
with berry compote, or grilled banana both served with maple syrup
Caesar Salad $15.90
Caesar Salad
w/ chicken
Bacon & Egg Roll
Ciabatta roll, bacon, egg and BBQ sauce
Clean Here for the full menu for Little Sister Cafe
El Camino Grill (sample)
Sour cream $3.00
Soft flour tortilla, filled and folded with cheese and your choice of: Chicken tinga/ Jalapeno and bean/ Pulled chipotle pork/ Carne asada (Marinated BBQ beef) Served with salad, salsa and sour cream
Frito tortillas & chips
Fried flour tortilla crisps with warm bean dip & salsa queso
Large flour tortilla filled and wrapped with cheese rice and your choice of Vegetarian, pulled pork chipotle, chicken tinga or Carne asada (marinated beef) Cooked till crispy and golden served with salad, salsa, guacamole and sour cream
6" soft flour tortilla served with fresh salad, cheese, sauces and your choice of : Crispy beer battered fish/ Garlic prawn/ Chicken tinga/ Pulled BBQ chipotle pork/ Carne Asada (marinated BBQ Beef)
Side salad $6.00
Spicy re fried beans $4.00
Large flour tortilla filled and wrapped with cheese rice , Re-fried beans, and your choice of: Vegetarian, pulled chipotle pork, chicken tinga, carne asada (marinated BBQ Beef) Served with salad, salsa, guacamole and sour cream
Clean Here for the full menu for El Camino Grill
Dunsandel Tavern (sample)
beer battered fish and thick-cut fries see specials board
served on polenta bread with roast capsicum coulis
freshly steamed sticky date pudding served with vanilla bean ice cream
check out the specials board for today's cheesecake
crumbed chicken tenders served with a spicy apricot sauce and light side salad
chicken tenders with salad and thick cut fries
beef sausages, bacon, hash brown, eggs, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and hollandaise sauce
beef, tasty cheese and bbq sauce served with thick cut fries
Clean Here for the full menu for Dunsandel Tavern
Chateau On The Park - Garden Court Brasserie (sample)
Chicken fillet, or beef burger
with bacon, relish, cheese, tomato & French fries
Blue cod fillet
choice of grilled or battered / tartare sauce / salad greens
-with grilled chicken $22.00
Grilled prawns, mussels, scallops, calamari & fresh fish fillet
clam & fennel rice pilaf
Duck liver pate
in pancetta / seasonal fruit chutney / French baguette
Market fresh soup of the day $9.50
Herb & garlic bread $5.50
Selection of assorted breads & spreads $10.50
Clean Here for the full menu for Chateau On The Park - Garden Court Brasserie
Oak N Ferry (sample)
Toasted Sandwiches
2 fillings (Cheese, Ham, Onion, Tomato, Pineapple)
$ 4.00
With either Homemade aioli, relish, garlic butter or gravy (Choose 2)
$ 5.00
Farmhouse wedges
With cheese, bacon, sour cream and sweet chilli
$ 8.00
Toasted Sandwiches
Bacon & Egg
$ 5.00
Garlic bread
With either Homemade aioli, relish, garlic butter or gravy (Choose 2)
$ 8.00
Beef & bean minced with sour cream and sweet chilli
$ 10.00
Toasted Sandwiches
3 fillings (Cheese, Ham, Onion, Tomato, Pineapple)
$ 5.00
Oak bread
With either Homemade aioli, relish, garlic butter or gravy (Choose 2)
$ 9.00
Clean Here for the full menu for Oak N Ferry

Nearby restaurants

Name Cuisines
Little Sister Cafe Kiwi, Cafe Food
El Camino Grill Tex-Mex, Vegetarian, Seafood, Mexican, Latin American
Dunsandel Tavern Bar, Cafe Food, Bar Food
Chateau On The Park - Garden Court Brasserie Gluten Free, New Zealand, Kiwi, Vegetarian, European, French
Oak N Ferry Finger Food
Kadett Cafe Food
Ilex Cafe New Zealand, Breakfast
Bench Cafe Cafe Food

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Restaurant Details

Table Service
149 Gloucester St, Next Door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Wheelchair accessible, Business meetings, Reservations, Waitstaff, Groups, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Child-friendly
Gluten Free, Pizza, Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian

Opening Hours

Monday: 11:30-22:00, Tuesday: 11:30-22:00, Wednesday: 11:30-22:00, Thursday: 11:30-22:00, Friday: 11:30-22:00, Saturday: 11:30-22:00, Sunday: 11:30-22:00