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“It was just OK”
Review of Franco's Osteria

Franco's Osteria
Ranked #28 of 312 Restaurants in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Franco’s Osteria, we keep true to the soul of Italian Osterias, whilst providing a contemporary drinking and dining experience. We provide a large selection of regional speciality wines from around Italy in a small, rustic and authentic setting. Alongside the wines, our seasonally changing set menu is designed to be shared amongst the table in a traditional, rustic, family style. We take influences from all over Italy, using local, seasonal ingredients, whilst also importing fine Italian speciality products .
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We decided to try Franco as it is just very close from where we live. The good thing is that it is better than other Italian restaurants in the area (i.e. Otello, Orsino). However, I don't think that Franco is the best Italian restaurant I've ever tried. The food was just OK. It was not bad, but it wasn't special either. Presentation could be better. I had linguine with lobster. The linguine was well-cooked, the sauce was just ok. The portion is good. The service is OK too. The restaurant is quite small, so it can be quite hectic on busy nights like Saturday night. Having said that, the restaurant interior is quite charming. Overall, we had just an average experience.

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2  Thank xnchropis
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight and it is absolutely the nuts!
Small, friendly, authentic, homemade. Lovely (slightly crazy) people where the Limoncello flows freely. Best meal in ages... Highly recommended!
Thanks guys - will see you again :-)

Thank SussexEm
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The food is proper italian, with the best fresh products, great menu and the armosphere is good. Really pleased with it. Best italian restaurant in Brighton & Hove. Mamma mia!!!!

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Thank JCRomeroM
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This little restaurant is situated on Hove Kingsway, opposite the Sussex Pub. It is run by the owner Franco, and a couple of staff all of whom were so attentive and friendly. You need to book as there are probably only about eight tables, but do so soon as you will be in for a treat.

We shared some mixed anti pasti starters - a selection of meats, breads, olives and cheese; mussels in cream and wine, garlic cheese pizza bread and some goats cheese and beetroot focaccia bread - all homemade, fresh and delicious.

Main courses included Lobster pasta, fresh sole, and Lasagna - again these were all cooked to perfection and so fresh and tasty. We saw other diners tucking into the most gorgeous looking pizzas too. The Chocolate Bombe pudding and the Tiramisu were to die for!

The menu is changed each week depending on what is in season, and whilst not a huge menu there was certainly enough choice for us all. Drinks and three bottles of nice wine included and it was £35 a head with a tip - very reasonable for the quality and service we enjoyed.

We will definitely be returning here very soon. Highly recommend it.

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1  Thank TraceyRichardson43
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

They have a group very kind people, it has a really good atmosphere, fast service, big portions,delicious food and cheap prices. What more would you want?

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Thank Ash K
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