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Italian dining for all the family, the latest venture by Franco, creator of the Flying Pizza. Family restaurants since 1969. Franco's Italian Restaurant at Thorpe Park is now in its fourth year of trading and boasts a first class reputation for good food and friendly hospitality, especially towards family groups with young children. To this purpose Franco has devised a healthy menu sourced from local suppliers to suit diners of all ages. From the best fish available on the local market, to a large selection of familiar Italian pasta, pizza, beef and veal dishes. There is free parking and lots of room for children to play freely in the forecourt patio garden.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

This venue came recommended and did not disappoint food wise. The halibut in mussel sauce was first class. The owner even visited the table to speak with is very personable. It was busy on arrival, I.e Friday evening so we waited at the door. The...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

My boyfriend and I visited last night whilst staying in the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa. We had not pre-booked anywhere so wasn’t sure where to eat but found Franco’s online and thought we’d give it a try. We rang up about an hour and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

We were having a birthday bash takeaway meal this week and one of our party ordered a lasagna.We have ordered this numerous times before and it's been tasty and substantial. Not on this occasion though. It was just a tasteless slop.Never again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Last minute booking which the restaurant was happy to help with. Food was exceptional, by far the best Italian food we have had in a very long time. Staff so friendly and helpful, and a very family friendly restaurant. Food was fresh, quick to arrive...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

We've always loved Francos but not been for a while with lockdown etc but our visit today was still as lovely as ever. The food was amazing and the staff friendly too thank you.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

We ate here last minute after a busy ajd long day on our staycation. If you hadn't pre-booked you cant get in anywhere during the Eat out Help Out scheme. Lucikly we called and they said to come. The place was super busy. I felt...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here luv the place booked another visit. Would definitely recommend very hospitality and good staff .Food and atmosphere great many thanks.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit to Franco’s and our first meal out since lockdown. We sat outside and the tables were spaced well apart to feel safe. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. I had the fillet steak and it was...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

Been coming to Franco’s for years, Excellent food and hospitality as always, and good to see they have hand sanitiser dotted about the restaurant and they’ve taken out a lot of tables to give everyone plenty of room. The old man is still working hard,...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

I want to start this review by saying I’ve eaten here over 30 times in the past 10-15 years and I’ve always enjoyed it. However my experience today ensures I’ll never eat there again. I ordered mussels, something I’ve not had for some time, when...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Not that I’m aware of. It has a huge bar area so I don’t see that happening.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franco's Thorpe Park
    Does Franco's Thorpe Park offer takeaway?
    Yes, Franco's Thorpe Park offers takeaway services.
    Does Franco's Thorpe Park offer delivery?
    Yes, Franco's Thorpe Park offers delivery services.
    How is Franco's Thorpe Park rated?
    Franco's Thorpe Park is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4