Francesca's Italian Kitchen in Christchurch Menu

CONTORNI CONTORNI
  • 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
ANTIPASTI ANTIPASTI
  • 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
INSALATA INSALATA
  • Side Salads
  • Baby cos lettuce, sherry vinaigrette (GF) $8.00
PRIMI PRIMI
  • Starters
  • 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
PIZZA PIZZA
  • GF bases available $3
  • Margherita Di Bufala (V) $20.00
    • Buffalo mozzarella, tomato base, fresh basil
  • Napoletana (V) $20.00
    • Tomato, anchovies, capers, black olives, mozzarella
  • Tartufo (V) $22.00
    • Mushrooms, mozzarella, black truffle oil, parmesan
  • Quattro Formaggi (V) $24.00
    • Goat's cheese, pecorino, taleggio, gorgonzola, fresh thyme
  • Pepperoni $23.00
    • Venison pepperoni, red onion, chilli oil, mozzarella, tomato, rocket
  • Parma $24.00
    • Parma ham, mozzarella, tomato, grilled peppers, vincotto
  • Salsiccia $24.00
    • Pork sausage, tomato, roasted onion, ricotta, rocket, mozzarella
  • Salami $24.00
    • Sopressa salami, tomato, potato, mozzarella, rosemary, truffle oil
PASTA & MAINS PASTA & MAINS
  • 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
DOLCI DOLCI
  • Dessert
  • Tiramisu $14.00
    • with house made mascarpone
  • Chocolate mousse cake $16.00
    • with creme fraiche, praline
  • Set lemon cream $15.00
    • with rhubarb, prosecco jelly, rhubarb crumble
  • Cannoli with custard $5.00
  • Affogato (GF) $10.00
    • Allpress espresso over vanilla ice cream With a shot of Frangelico $16

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Orzo
    • Roasted kumara, charred peppers w basil dressing
  • Pumpkin Arancini Balls $17.00
    • Crumbed pumpkin and goats cheese risotto w sundried tomato aioli - Add a deli salad $3.50
  • Spanakopita $29.50
    • Filo pastry, spinach, feta and ricotta w tzatziki and Greek salad
  • Funghi $19.00
    • Roasted mushrooms, blue cheese, onion confit, mozzarella
  • Crepes $17.00
    • Fresh berries, banana and white chocolate mascarpone
  • Soup of the Day $14.00
    • With organic ciabatta
  • Grilled Local Fish $11.00
    • Served with a vegetable medley
  • Soup of the Day $14.00
    • With toasted garlic ciabatta
  • Caesar salad (GFA) $15.00
    • Crispy torn cos lettuce leaf, streaky bacon, herb butter toasted croutons, anchovies, poached egg, Elmwood caesar dressing, parmesan
  • -Steamed potatoes in garlic butter /Creamy mash potato $5.00
  • Steak & Fries (GFA) $18.00
    • 200grm rump steak with garlic butter, Elmwood house salad with beer battered fries and tomato sauce
  • -300G Moroccan chicken skewers $30.00
  • -garlic butter
  • Vegetarian $15
    • Mushrooms, black olives, red onion, capsicum, tomato & mozzarella
  • Ice cream Sundae trio $10.00
    • 3 flavours of the week with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream & hundreds and thousands
  • From the grill
    • With your choice of 2 sides and 1 sauce
  • BBQ Pork Burger $5.80
    • Pork rib patty, lettuce, onion & smoky BBQ sauce between a seeded bun.
  • Sole Fillet $6.00
  • Twice-Blend Shakes $5.50
  • Corn Nuggets (x6) $3.60
  • Cheese & Pineapple Burger $5.80
    • Two beef patties, cheese, pineapple, lettuce, onion and tomato sauce.
  • Mussels (x6) (battered) $6.00
  • Small Hotdog $2.60
  • Crab Stick (battered) $2.00
  • Plain Donut
  • Fish Bites 3 For
  • Seafood Fritter
  • B4) Blue Cod with Lemon Pepper, Cajun or Garlic & Herb Seasoning
  • Fish
  • BBC Pattie
  • Chicken
  • B3) Akaroa Cod with Lemon Pepper, Cajun or Garlic & Herb Seasoning
  • -Large $17.50
  • Combo 3 $12.50
    • Roast Roll, 3 roast potatoes, 420ml coke
  • -Chips $2.90 each
  • Whole $17.00
  • Salads S $5.00 each / L $6.50 each
  • Lamb
  • Apple and mint sauce available on request
  • -Rolls $7.90
  • Egyptian Rice/Couscous $3.00
  • Wedges $4.50
  • Lamb $9.00 / $12.00 / $14.50
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Small Souvlaki of your choice + Fries + Can of drink $13.00
  • French Fries $4.00
  • Beef $8.00 / $11.00 / $14.00
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Can of drink / Mineral Water $2.00
  • Salad $8.00 / $11.00 / $14.00
    • Small / Large / Triple
  • Steamed Rice $2.00bowl/$6.00 bowl
  • Roast Pork $22.00/$42.00
  • Deep Fried Prawn Twisters $8.00
  • Seafood & Bean Curd Soup $6.00/$20.00
  • Seafood ToFu Pot $18.00/$34.00
  • Poached Fish Fillet in Hot Chilli Oil $28.00
  • Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup $6.00/$18.00
  • Stir-Fried Mussels with Black Bean Sauce $18.00/$34.00
  • Gyu $38.00/ $68.00
    • thin sliced beef & tofu & seasonal vegetables cook it yourself in sukiyaki broth pot (For 1/ For 2)
  • Teppan vege $6.00
    • seasonal vegetables on teppan
  • Moriawase $19.00/ $32.00
    • assorted seafood, chicken and seasonal vegetables tempura (entrée/main)
  • Maguro tataki $21.00
    • 90g quick seared fresh tuna served rare with garlic soy sauce.
  • Wasabi chizukeki $13.00
    • house made wasabi cheesecake
  • Shifudo $38.00/ $68.00
    • selections of seafood & tofu & seasonal vegetables cook it yourself in sukiyaki broth pot (For 1/ For 2)
  • Kudamono moriawase $12.00
    • seasonal fruits platter with ice cream
  • Unagi Don $28.00
    • teriyaki eel on bed of rice (main)
  • Creamed Mushrooms $21.50
    • On toasted brioche with fresh rocket, tomato and poached egg
  • Brigettes Vegetarian Salad $23.00
    • With toasted walnuts, marinated olives, rocket & spinach mix, beetroot and crumbed flash fried halloumi
  • Eggs Benedict $19.50
    • Choice of bacon or cold smoked salmon with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on house-made focaccia
  • Spinach $5.00
  • Pancakes or French Toast $19.00
    • With streaky bacon, maple syrup, mixed berry compote and whipped cream
  • Hollandaise $2.00
  • Eggs Any Way $13.50
    • Served with house-made vienna and cooked to your liking
  • Hash Browns $5.00
  • Lamb Vindaloo $9.50
    • A hot dish, made world famous by the chefs of Goa. It has a Portuguese influence. It is cooked with vinegar, capsicum & whole spices.
  • Lamb Combo $13.50
    • Curry+Rice+Naan+Soft Drink(355ml)
  • Lamb Korma $9.50
    • lamb in a creamy sauce made of almond paste, cream & spices.
  • Lamb Tikka Masala $9.50
    • An internationally renowned dish lamb cooked in a secret recipe of yoghurt, spices.
  • Butter Vegetables $8.50
    • Vegetables finished with butter sauce and spices.
  • Vegetable Biriyany $9.00
    • Basmati rice cooked with vegetable in an exotic blend of spices.
  • Tadka Daal $8.50
    • Yellow split lentils cooked with cumin seed, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and turmeric.
  • Butter Chicken $8.50
    • A world famous Indian delicacy Half cooked the tandoori way & finished the curry way, with crushed cashews cream & spices.
  • Serious Fries $6.00
  • Porchetta Salsa Verde $13.50
  • Grilled Aged Cheddar $13.50
  • Poached Chicken & Slaw $13.50
    • Contains peanuts
  • The Special (B.L.T Pictured) $13.50
  • The Breakfast Bap $13.50
  • Meatball & Parmesan $13.50
  • Serious Slaw $8.00
  • Seafood & scrambled egg fried noodles/ Ho fun/ rice noodles $19.00
  • Sweet & sour pork $18.00
  • Beef in black bean sauce with capsicum $18.00
  • Chicken/ Beef/ BBQ pork & egg fried rice $18.00
  • Steamed prawn dumplings $7.00
    • 3 pcs
  • Spice & sour soup with pork, shrimp & tofu (small/ large) $8.00/ $20.00
  • Deep fried spring rolls $7.00
    • 2 pcs
  • Salt & pepper pork chop $18.00
  • Hawaiian $6.00
    • Ham, cheese, pineapple
  • Pesto & cheese $7.00
  • Eggs on toast $9.00
    • Poached, scrambled or fried served on multigrain toast
  • Junior big breakfast $8.00
    • Bacon, egg, hash brown, toast with tomato sauce
  • BLT $7.00
    • Bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise
  • Vegetarian $6.00
    • Onion, tomato, mushroom, cheese
  • Eggs benedict $16.00
    • Salmon, bacon or mushrooms on toasted ciabatta with hollandaise sauce
  • Crepes $16.00
    • Served with berries, banana, cream & maple syrup
  • Soy $0.70
  • Iced chocolate $6.50
  • Housemade hashbrowns with baby spinach + poached eggs $16.00
  • Iced coffee $7.00
  • Latte $4.50
  • Toast with jams n/a
  • Breads + spreads $10.00
  • Fluffy $1.00
  • Robbie’s Ribs Small $22.90 Lrg $29.90
    • A generous plate of pork spare ribs covered in our own tangy BBQ sauce piled on top of potato wedges.
  • Moroccan Chicken Wrap $18.90
    • A large tortilla wrap stuffed with salad, Moroccan seasoned chicken and Aioli, served with wedges and sour cream.
  • Lambs Fry and Bacon $16.90
    • A mouth watering mixture of lambs liver and bacon, complimented with mashed potato and peas.
  • Beef Schnitzel & Mushroom Sauce $18.50
    • Our very popular golden crumbed beef schnitzel, smothered in a hearty mushroom sauce, with salad and fries.
  • Fluffy Omelette $17.90
    • A generous folded omelette full of cheese and mushrooms, topped with spring onions and served with a fresh salad and fries.
  • Apple Crumble $11.90
    • Our homemade apple crumble will impress, served warm with whipped cream and ice cream.
  • Ice Cream Sundae Small $6.90 Large $8.90
    • Vanilla ice cream topped with your choice of raspberry, chocolate, strawberry, passionfruit or caramel sauce and served with whipped cream.
  • Soup of the Day $8.90
    • Robbie’s own wholesome homemade soup served with the chef’s choice of bread.
Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Francesca's Italian Kitchen

location

Address

149 Gloucester St, Next Door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

phone

Phone

033749790

email

Email

None

clock

Opened 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
price range

Price

None

type

Type

None

service level

Service

Table Service

cuisine

Cuisine

Gluten Free , Italian , Pizza , Vegan , Vegetarian

features

Features

Wheelchair accessible ,  Business meetings ,  Reservations ,  Waitstaff ,  Groups ,  Seating ,  Highchairs Available ,  Serves Alcohol ,  Child-friendly

Location
149 Gloucester St, Next Door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand