Part of the Francesca's Italian chain of restaurants, the first San Diego location can be found in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.Italian favorites are enjoyed on the restaurant's glorious patio or inside the trattoriastyle dining area. Mia Francesca's uses the Dilvella brand for gluten-free pasta specialties like the Del Pastore, sautéed with Italian sausage, garlic, white wine, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese.
The GF pizza was great and the service is exceptional. Definitely recommend to anyone needing special care.
If you are looking for gf italian this is the place to go! So yummy! I usually perfer to go to the one on Taylor Street but they are all superb dining joints!
wonderful Italian i usually avoid this type of restaurant as I am not confident kitchen practices will be observed. the server assured me last night when ordering that the pasta was Cooked in fresh water. fettuccine alle verdure was huge in portion size. and no reaction. in town on business or would come here often.
I got glutened. I have narrowed it down to them cooking the pasta in the same water as wheat (or gluten) noodles. What a shame. The meal was tasty. The service was very good. My suspicions were aroused when I got my meal within 10 minutes of ordering..... and confirmed a couple of hours later in a hotel bathroom. I won't be eating at Francesca's again.
I thought my dinner was really good. I got the pasta with cherry tomato sauce that was great and fast. the only dessert they had was the chocolate lava cake topped with mint Gelato with fruit accents to dress the plate. it was the best gf desert I have had yet! my waiter was great too
gf pasta was good and they brought me a gf roll before dinner!
A REAL gluten free menu and their gluten free crust will leave you guessing if it really is GF! So good and does not represent cardboard in any way. The GF pasta is perfection as well. The manager Mike really takes it seriously and trains his staff to do the same.
Only ok over all. They have a separate gf menu, but if you've been to other Francesca's this ones menu is a bit underwhelming. service is slow, and food is just ok. You have to keep reminding staff for gluten free when ordering each item. Probably won't come back, other better options in the area.
Ask for a gluten-free free menu. They are well prepared to cook for and serve guests with Celiac disease. The Caesar salad without croutons is the best I have ever had(before or after diagnosis). They now prepare their GF pasta dishes with fresh GF pasta (not dried). So Delicious. Wonderful service. We eat there often.
Separate gluten free menu has prices! It's a little expensive there but the food is so worth it. You can even get cake here and it's to die for. They have separate kitchen spaces to avoid cross contamination and the staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and polite.
Tried to eat here twice and both times never saw a host/hostess or bartender or anyone who offered to seat me. On my third attempt (I often stay at The Renaissance) I was greeted and seated. My server didn't seem terribly interested in taking care of me nor particularly educated about gluten allergies. I ordered a salad to be on the safe side and was just okay. Go to Flights (the other restaurant in the lobby) instead - much better food and served and more knowledgeable staff.
We've had a lot of trouble with service at this location. I've been here 3 times, and every time there have been issues with the reservations, issues with service time (i.e. sitting for a half hour without even a water order taken) and mixups by the food delivery staff. I'm done with this particular location - the Bolingbrook one and the Naperville one are much, much better.
Great GF options. Great food in general.
I ate here 3 or 4 times. The 4th was the clincher. I will never eat there again. I was assured that my meal was safe but I got violently ill afterwards. I called them to tell them what happened. They were apologetic. But would not take responsibility. I think they dusted the salmon with flour.
Delicious gf pasta!
Was so excited to see a gluten free menu including pizza...but when I got my pizza is was soggy with stewed tomatoes and no basil ( I had said no oregano) and the waiter never came back for me to complain so I tried to eat it, but was very unhappy. It took another 20 minutes before we got the bill and by that time we just wanted to get out of there!
I ate here back in December 2012 and didn't take the time to rate it then. The pasta dishes are more authentic Italian dishes, the chef uses a lot of herbs and spices to build flavor rather than using a jar of sauce. The pasta was a bit dry but its hard to get GF pasta just right. The selection is amazing and it's wonderful to get real Italian food that is GF. I recommended to friends and recommend to this community as well.
I'm new in GF foods and I went to this place and I ha a great experience.......
The staff is very gf knowledgable and accommodating. The food is always fantastic. You may have to remind some of the staff a few times that you won't be having the complimentary bread, but I'm sure you're all used to that scenario.
I wish this place was in NJ! Best GF food and bread.
Great gf pasta! Can even get pasta dishes gf for catering orders :)
Their gf pasta is delicious! Well worth the price!
The pasta is great and I love their spicy cherry tomato sauce!
Gluten free menu had only 4 options.
AWESOME! Lived near this location forever, just started going since I've been GF and I love it. The menu is great, they will even bring you GF bread from Deerfield's Bakery. A friend of mine had a wedding shower here. They were more than willing to make an exception to the family style menu and bring me a personal GF dish. The brides family had provided Italian cookies, they came back and asked if I'd like a gluten free dessert. I felt so safe and welcomed here.
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