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Franco's at Thorpe Park

#54 of 1,483 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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4600 Park Approach | Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8GB, England (Formerly Franco's Restaurant)
+44 113 260 5580
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family get together here for Sunday lunch. The staff here are so lovely and efficient we are always welcomed and served quickly and efficiently. The food was excellent especially the lobster ravioli. We had a wonderful time it's now our very favourite in leeds.

Thank childeja
Castleford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a client from out of the area. So we needed it to deliver on every level and we were not disappointed. Our client was talking about coming back with his wife. Lovely service. The olives are to die for, but I try to avoid the bread as I need to save room as the portions are generous. We... More 

Thank Jo T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really good Italian restaurant that has a good atmosphere. The service and food were both excellent - we really enjoyed it. Franco the owner made all guest welcome - real old school Italian style. This is what the chains will never be able to compete with. We will return.

Thank Dramatwinkle
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away on an industrial estate this is a gold mine always packed and lovely food. Staff are really good with children too.

Thank Niki M
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever traveling up or down the M1, I make a point of pulling into Thorpe Park (J26 M1). Francos make a mean ciabatta or focaccia to order where you pick salad first, choice of mayo or pesto and then meat and/or cheese. 10/10 for quality, taste and friendliness. You can even have an Italian beer or coffee whilst you wait!... More 

Thank Pies1976
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as part of a large family group and we all enjoyed our food. I had the salmon pasta which was lovely- it was just a shame I couldn't manage it all!The portion sizes are generous and the prices are fair. I would definitely visit again. 👍🏻

Thank Einalem12
Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Franco and his team offer what I would describe as some of the best food in Leeds, the atmosphere is informal and the service always first class, Armando, Adi and Bilbil and the rest of the brigade are always happy to welcome you back and they are fabulous with the children accommodating their menu to suit. We have been visiting... More 

Thank jezcdavis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today after a friend recommended it to me , as my fav Italian has just closed down . So I've been trying out lots of new ones trying to find one just as good . Unfortunately I'm still looking ! The place itself is not very Italian , it's in a office block type of building with... More 

Thank Cobygrace3
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars at Franco's and again we were not disappointed. My husband and I ordered from the specials menu and we were able to change a few things e.g. Instead of wild black rice we had asparagus. The staff are always friendly, food delicious and atmosphere welcoming. Another extremely enjoyable evening.

Thank Tothe M
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. A staple. Guaranteed good food, good service in a convenient location. No argument- one of the best restaurants In Leeds.

Thank monicacurls

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 Park Approach | Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8GB, England (Formerly Franco's Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 260 5580
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?