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Franco's Restaurant

7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
+44 1202 601166
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good17%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
2 days ago
“Genuine Italian eaterie”
19 Apr 2017
“evening out”
Open Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza
££ - £££
7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
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11 - 20 of 100 reviews

Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been going there for 3 weeks in a row every time the fillet steak has been as good as you will get I can really recommend this restaurant

Thank scparkstone
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My husband booked for us to eat at Franco's as a surprise for our wedding anniversary. It is quite a small restaurant with tables well packed in so when it is really busy it's probably a tight squeeze for all concerned. Its probably very difficult...More

Thank dr33ma
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited Franco's last night, a group of 6, the pizza was ok but other than that I could not recommend this restuarant. Cold meatballs, which they did reheat. The pasta was awful, no flavour, no chilli as mentioned on the menu. We did compalin...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Reviews are personal things I guess and people have differing expectations and tastes. That's the only reason I can ascribe to certain reviews on here which totally contradict every experience we have had here over 20 years. Its three years since I last reviewed Franco's,...More

Thank WessexRed
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went here early sat eve, we have eaten here a few years ago, very cramped seating , also a bit hot ,,,House wine a bit expensive but very good . I had sea bass , well if fish was supposed to taste of nothing i...More

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

After years of hearing nothing but good things about Franco's my family and I were looking forward to some tasty lovely food. I don't usually review places but I feel I have to warn people that the food is tasteless, uses cheap ingredients and over...More

2  Thank Scott K
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Francos is a dated authentic Italian restaurant but I love that about it. Lovely 2 crazy Italian older guys to serve you who are very friendly. Have visited lots of times and have never had a bad meal and the pasta is made fresh every...More

Thank Sailingdorset
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Would never normally write a negative review but not a lot good to say about the experience we had at Franco 's. I ordered a dish with clams and pasta. The clams were tiny little things which we think came from a tin. We had...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went to this restaurant for a business lunch on a Friday, the place was deserted but it was probably due to the Euro football being on TV, apparently Italy were playing. The proprietor was just going to close but welcomed us in and took...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We took Mother in Law for her birthday yesterday and we had an absolutely fabulous meal. Franco is a wonderful host and all the staff are friendly and very helpful. The best food all freshly prepared. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sue D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 601166
  • E-mail
Franco's Bar & Restaurant - Serving Fine Italian Wines with Traditional Italian & Sicilian Food, from Pizza/ Pasta to an extensive A la Carte menu, not forgetting Franco's Specials Board - just like Mamma used to make !! The perfect location for a Special Mediterranean Night, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.