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506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
+1 530-898-9948
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Durham, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I heard of this great restaurant in downtown Chico, Ca. and we were not disappointed. We ordered cocktails from the full (beautiful) bar and the drinks were delicious. The fresh warm bread came with a plate of olive oil and garlic.. Our salads and then our meals came shortly afterwards. The food was excellent as was the... More 

Thank pjmama4u
La Palma, CA
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446 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Marinara Lasagna with salad for $16. It was just average. I tried a piece of my brother-in-law's Pepperoni pizza. It was not that good. My brother-in-law agreed with me. I did enjoy the Hahn Pinot Noir for $12. Others in our party enjoyed their food. Busy restaurant for a Saturday night. Very good service. No problem finding... More 

Thank David from La Palma
Paradise, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent as usual, we normally have pasta, but decided to have the half sandwich lunch special today. We're too busy the next few days for leftovers and we can never finish the pasta dishes. We made an excellent decision. Totally satiated.

Thank firstbcso
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great local place. Go early. We are not big eaters and during the winter like to eat early so Franky's happy hour works great for us. Wine is half off by the glass and there is a pasta special as well as other happy hour food choices. Pasta special for Happy Hour includes caesar salad. We usually order a pizza... More 

Thank poppyhill
Chico, California
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

In the heart of college "Greek territory" Surrounded by fraternity and sorority houses, this restaurant serves pizza on the go as well as full-on service inside a warm dining room. A variety of pizzas are available, including gluten free options. Pastas are abundant and specialty of the day is also offered. Tonight my husband was satisfied with peppers and onions... More 

Thank zushkart
Paradise, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

great place for Italian food great atmosphere great service great place for families or on a date night

Thank roarho
Paradise, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Franky's is always great. The restaurant is small so we always get there early to make sure we can get a table. The pastas are really delicious as are the salads. Very nice wine list with reasonable prices. My husband loves the lasagne and my favorite is the Pasta Basilico which I order without the chicken. Very well-stocked bar. One... More 

Thank TamarindaL
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Franky's continues to be our favorite Italian restaurant. It is small, cozy, and offers good quality food with friendly service. Their pasta, bread, and salad are tasty. Have never tried their pizza. They serve great iced tea and have a nice wine list. Give it a try.

Thank Katibugger
Chico, California
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This restaurant is a local favorite, and local owners as well. The food is the best and the bar is also fabulous. It's pretty crowded , especially when the college is in session! We usually slip in during the summer :) Highly recommended!

Thank sungal99_11
Chico, California
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167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I honestly can not say that this is the best Italian I have ever eaten. Because it isn't. But ... it is good Italian and locally owned and operated. I am not a fan of the chain restaurants and Franky's is a great place to get good Italian, and a good price. Nice bar and wine selection. Good place for... More 

Thank Craig M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-898-9948

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