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“Neighbourhood cafe with excellent food”
Review of Franco's Trattoria

Franco's Trattoria
Ranked #563 of 974 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We visited Franco's for Sunday lunch and were pleased with the range of dishes on the menu. It was difficult to choose, as so many things sounded delicious. I had a beautiful salad consisting of pan-seared salmon, green leaves, radishes etc with citrus dressing. A wonderful and inspired combination of flavours! The risotto and the calamari apparently tasted excellent too.

The service was excellent, and the general ambience of the cafe was nice, although the background music was a tad loud. The meals were a bit expensive for what they were, but if you lived out that way, the convenience of not having to travel would probably outweigh this.

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1  Thank Selsy
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Hubby and I were at Franco's this evening (Friday 18/10) for a pre-birthday dinner. This is our favourite Eastern Suburbs café so we come here often and are never disappointed. The meals are always good value for money, well-portioned, well-cooked and delicious, with minimal waiting time. Coffee is always excellent and as for the chocolate & tamarillo muffins and home-made biscotti and gingerbread loaves? Go check them out, you'll see. We started with home-made, warm bread and 3 dips (dukkah, oil and pesto) - scrumptious - followed by grilled chicken with hasselback potatoes and proscuttio for me, and calamari with homecut fries for him. The chicken was perfectly seasoned and tender, while Hub pronounced his calamari "tender and tasty". Now dessert is something these guys do extremely well - we had the vanilla shortcake sandwich (delicious vanilla ice cream between two exquisite shortbread biscuits, garnished with a shard of chocolate and strawberries); this is a new addition to the dessert menu so I'm telling you, get over there and try this before its time is up!. Thanks Guys, another lovely meal garnished with flawless and friendly service - the Frank Sinatra tunes are pretty cool, too!

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2  Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Have just eaten superb meal. The Wellington on a plate menus are divine. Thanks guys for the gorgeous food. The wine list is varied and extremely well priced. There is no need o go into the city when food of this standard is at your doorstep.

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4  Thank HMWH
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