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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Lancashire. Very relaxed atmosphere yes extremely professional on the service level. The food is simply delightful and I would recommend the Calamari starter and the cannelloni and lasagna for magnificent authentic Italian food. Oh and the peroni is spot on too...👌More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

A dissapointed, as this was a Birthday celebration. An average meal. Lacking in flavour & overpriced. Will not return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Great pizza. Family run buys ones always busy. One girl at the till who’s service isn’t very friendly but everyone else is great and really friendly and happy. The service is quick and the price and quality is great

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

10th August 2023. My and my Grandparents had a nice little Teatime visit to this local Italian style restaurant and I have to say it’s top notch. It was only a short meal so we didn’t have starters/desserts etc, I had a 4 Seasons Pizza...which I took home as I didn’t finish it all, it’s common knowledge that this pizza is one of the best around the area. The service was very quick as well and the waiters were all very lovely and the tables are all separated well. Definitely one of the nicer restaurants and is matched with nice staff. I’ll be having more then just one course next time.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

We visited here as an early Father’s Day present for my dad. As you can’t book we had a 45 minute wait but we just had a drink in the bar and waited. We were soon seated and served and the food came quickly and...was very delicious The only negative is it was quite dark in the restaurant area and as the car park was full we had to park on the main road however it was worth the visit.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Wonderful food and staff were very attentive had a really nice time and the pistachio cake was divine!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Went for a birthday meal as recently moved to the area and hadn’t been for about 30 years. Well, first thing to say is that nothing seems to have changed since I last came, and it looked dated then. Decor is very tired and in...desperate need of modernisation. it looks like it was last updated in the 1970‘s and hasn’t been touched since. When we arrived we were greeted by a scruffy bar area, where we waited to be seated. After a modest wait (we were told 30 mins, but it was actually a bit less) we were shown to our table. On entering the restaurant area we passed the dessert cabinet. Normally you would expect a restaurant to use this to showcase its treats. Instead the cabinet was a sad state of affairs with some sorry looking desserts in it and cartons of supermarket custard at the bottom. We were a group of four and were given a table set for seven because this was the only one available, so had to push three chairs to the end to make it feel comfortable. As for the food, I can only describe it as very disappointing. The Lasagne looked like it had been cremated and then sat around for ages, while the pizza looked like a £1 meal deal with a hint of pepperoni rather than something freshly made. Fair to say we didn’t bother with dessert. The only positive I can give Franco’s is that the service was fine and the staff were polite and attentive. But overall, it was a very disappointing experience. If I live long enough then I might go back again in another 30 years, just to see if anything has changed.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

10/10 in every aspect. Went for a family meal and had a wonderful time. The food was authentic and delicious. The service was friendly and timely. The atmosphere was exciting and had a distinctly homely feel. My partner has a lot of severe allergies and...the staff made sure to triple check everything and set us at ease meaning she could eat with confidence. Absolutely fantastic! We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

This is the only place I have found in Lancashire that makes pizza like they do in Italy. The restaurant is dated and could do with a revamp but it has character, service is great from the staff and it has a real close not...family feel. The pasta is great too and really good pricesMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

Been many times before although not for a while and always go for lasagne, and it’s piping hot , smothered with tomato sauce, in an sizzling oven dish……. But not this time. It arrived in a stone cold dish, looking very pale surrounded by a...white sauce and it was cold . Sent it back . Came back with a very hot dish , but still cold . So disappointed . My friends pizza was all burnt Around the edges. Have you changed chefs? I will not be rushing back, unfortunately, unless you revert back to the delicious lasagne that used to be 🤨🙁🙁🙁More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

Been many a time, you can't really beat the quality of the Italian food for the price round the Preston and Ribble Valley areas. The pizzas are always delicious, as are the pasta and they are great both in house and picked up as takeaway....Luigi and Barbara (the owners) are always friendly as well. Would always recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Got lost on the way back from Clithereo to Skem, and found this place.... Absolute god-tier food.... I had 2 Pizzas (look; I'm a growing 30 year old man) and I've never tasted a better pizza in my life... I was tempted to order two...more to take with me but didn't want to look like a gannet. If Heaven exists, let Francos make my Pizza... Imagine: Angels, Harps, and Franco's pizza... Almost tempted to drive 20 miles just to get some more....More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

We eat here every week, the service is simply the best, the relaxed atmosphere and superb Italian food it perfect with realistic prices to back it up. Can’t wait for our next meal.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

Felt really rushed all the time we was there which isn't good. Made us feel uncomfortable . Not been since 2019 due to covid & wish we hadn't bothered. Won't be rushing back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

First time I have been to Francos, it was my father in laws birthday and he wanted to eat here, so I was expected great food. I ordered the pate for my starter which was okay the garlic bread was nice, I ordered lasagna for...my main when it arrived it looked absolutely disgusting they had covered the top with the ragu to cover what looked like burnt cheese underneath there was no cheese white sauce, It didnt even look like lasagna and I have had plenty in my lifetime it looked like weeks old lasagna that had been sitting in a fridge somewhere I didn't even attempt to try it and sent it straight back, the staff were helpful asked me what I would like instead so I ordered a pizza as I knew that would be the quickest to make, the pizza was okay not great and soggy in the middle, I won't ever be eating at franos again! everyone else in my party said their dishes were okay but not great.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Francos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4