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Franco's Italian Caffe

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4327 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
+1 480-481-7614
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The most authentic Florentine experience in all of Arizona!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly service and delicious food!

This little gem reminds me of the little cafes in the North End. We felt right at home and the waitstaff are so sweet! We started with the house salad which is simple but so good. Franco sent out a mini antipasti plate and it was fantastic. The bread basket seemed all Home made as well. Our entrees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
NuclearMamma
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This little gem reminds me of the little cafes in the North End. We felt right at home and the waitstaff are so sweet! We started with the house salad which is simple but so good. Franco sent out a mini antipasti plate and it was fantastic. The bread basket seemed all Home made as well. Our entrees were the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful experience! Walking in the door and being greeted by smiling faces was extremely pleasant! The food left nothing to be desired and service was prompt. We also loved the cheap valet cost of only $5. Definitely a place to return to in the near future.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Franco's Italian Caffe was hands down the best Italian food I've ever had! We started off with a bottle of Amarone wine (insanely good), a fresh artichoke salad with endives, grape tomatoes, and shaved parmesan reggiano, and then Franco was kind enough to send out a little antipasto plate for the table as a thanks for it being our first... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small, charming restaurant with excellent food and service. I was torn between the seafood risotto and the linguine and clams. I ended up getting the linguine and clams. My friend ordered the seafood risotto. I had plenty of bites and wished I had ordered that. The restaurant was small but not too noisy, although we were there... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

High quality, traditional Italian Fare. Small restaurant which is always crowded and the noise level is best for smaller groups.Try the Elephant Ear a pounded and breaded veal chop. Good caesar salad but request anchovies if your are a purist like me. They masterfully handle fish and pasta. Try the pasta of the day. The noodles seem home made. $5... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was fabulous, the service was thoughtful and kind, and altogether the experience was memorable. We were dining with some elderly relatives,(even more elderly than we are!) and could not have chosen a better place to celebrate an occasion. Did I mention that the meal was fabulous? We will be back regularly to enjoy the wonderful food and warm... More 

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USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Franco's for her birthday in late January and enjoyed another wonderful meal. We had gone to another of our favorite places for lunch and had a nice light meal and some wine knowing we were heading to Franco's for dinner. We arrived at 8 PM for our reservation and were seated immediately at... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A rarely intimate setting in the heart of old town Scottsdale, with a very friendly and informative staff! Their aged steak is amazing, specials amazing, pasta amazing, desserts amazing, overall experience AMAZING!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Italian conveniently located across from Fashion Square. Cosy atmosphere, the aromas that attack your senses as you walk through the door make you feel that you are in Italy. Consistently delicious food and great wait staff. Be sure to make a reservation in advance because Francos fills up fast!

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Scottsdale, Az.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Checked out the new location in old town Scottsdale a couple of months ago. It is Franco's best yet. I have been a fan since his original smaller Franco's in a strip mall at Hayden and Mountain View. The food is still great but the ambience now reminds me of New York or Italy. And Franco is still present and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4327 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-481-7614

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

The most authentic Florentine experience in all of Arizona!
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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