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Bar Italia

Central Liverpool
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Castle Street, Liverpool, England
0151 236 3375
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar Italia, No More!

Visited early Friday evening and found that the restaurant was closed. Have since learned that Franco has closed it for good. It was always good Italian food , service and atmosphere that I enjoyed about his restaurants. His first restaurant I visited was at Hoylake in the late 1970's. So long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Lancashire, England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
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English first
Lancashire, England
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435 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited early Friday evening and found that the restaurant was closed. Have since learned that Franco has closed it for good. It was always good Italian food , service and atmosphere that I enjoyed about his restaurants. His first restaurant I visited was at Hoylake in the late 1970's. So long and farewell Franco, best wishes for the future.

Thank OldBear
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After having a bad experience in brazilian restaurant we decided to come here for late dinner. And we weren't disappointed! Food was fantastic! And the staff.. was just amazing. Monika (judging by the name on the bill) was very helpful and attentive. She even came outside to let us know that our dessert arrived! We will definitely come back to... More 

Thank Egle R
Aigburth, Liverpool
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant for more than1 0 years and still consider it to be the best Italian food in the UK. Franco the owner and Saun his chef cater for most culinary needs. Nothing is too much trouble. The staff are well chosen and are an excellent mix of nationalities which serve to make a very good... More 

Thank Hurdley_9
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

if italian is your thing this is a must try got to be the best in liverpool and franco makes each and every person feel that they are so special he is a great host been lots of times lunch and night times food fantastic all other staff are very good at helping you choose if you are not sure... More 

Thank jean h
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very good night, atmosphere was amazing, one of the more traditional Italian restaurants in Liverpool, very busy inside but still great service and great food! molto buona

Thank Louisw04
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

went for an italian thought this place was very expensive and wasnt busy we were the only ones in with 3 other people, menu expensive for what we got had chibatta with cheese was more like posh cheese on toast then had steak with pepper sauce which was drowned in sauce and couldnt see the steak which was small anyhow,... More 

Thank 00000000001
Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a wonderful meal here with 3 friends last night, Warm and welcoming service, huge choice of menu took us ages to decide but no pressure. Food was lovely. The only thing I found a little odd was some of the dishes are not priced on the menu and can work out a little expensive but most are very reasonably... More 

Thank Debbie B
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

On a recent weekend in Liverpool we were recommended Franco's on Castle Street, as my wife and I love Italian food. Not the Ask or Bella Pasta type, but real Italian food. We were not disappointed in any way. The service was excellent, the ambiance comfortable and relaxing. The servers were all professional but friendly in their approach, and were... More 

1 Thank canning
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Just fabulous - really great meal - took the whole family for a birthday celebration and we were treated like Royalty. Can't think of a better place to eat in Liverpool

Thank pangrazie
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Franco's Bar Italia really is a stand out in this day and age of poncy, pretentious restaurants! To start with, the owner Franco is truly one of a kind, a wonderful old 'scousified' Italian who oversees everything and makes you feel truly welcome. The menu is extensive- everything you could wish for in fish, meat, pizza and pasta dishes all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Street, Liverpool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 0151 236 3375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?