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506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
530-898-9948
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food in Chico

We dined at Franky’s one evening with most of the family – about 17 people. Getting a reservation for that many folks can be challenging, and of course in a college town where most reviews cite this place as a good place for after-bar-hours pizza, I was a bit suspect before we arrived. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
David M
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Corona
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Red Bluff, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to Franky's after not being able to get into a fancier restaurant down the road. It was new year's eve and we wanted something nice. The salad was excellent and were made with house made dressings. The main course was also very good ( I had calzone). And the service was outstanding. While not as fancy as the... More 

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CA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went to Franky's for diner on a Saturday night. The Pizza was very good, lots of toppings! The past dishes were also very good, and Bread and dipping sauce were fresh and excellent. Clam Chowder served with my Chicken Parmigiana was very good. Service was pretty attentive, and the Saturday night drink special (2 long island ice teas for $10)... More 

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Chico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Franky's has the best and most reasonable happy hour - spaghetti/french bread, salad or scooter prawns or pizza's - all for under $7! We eat dinner here 3 nights a week, great atmosphere, friendly staff and sports TV!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Came here for the first time with my friend and her husband who frequently eat here. We were seated promply. Their table has a coating over it that makes things stick to it like glasses and plates. Weird. The server was averagely pleasant and friendly. Bread with olive oil was yummy! Had a ceasar's salad which was too sour for... More 

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Corona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We dined at Franky’s one evening with most of the family – about 17 people. Getting a reservation for that many folks can be challenging, and of course in a college town where most reviews cite this place as a good place for after-bar-hours pizza, I was a bit suspect before we arrived. I was wrong, plain and simple as... More 

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Monterey, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had chicken piccata, baked ziti and chicken basilica. Came with salad of just lettuce or soup. They ran put of the clam chowder so we had red pepper soup - which was really good! The entrees were ok! The chicken dishes were too similar - only difference - capers and artichokes. Good size portions. Warm baked bread with olive... More 

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Turlock, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Having lived in Chico for eight years I grew accustomed to eating at Franky's in both the day and night hours. However, when I took my husband and a few of my sisters to this place we were all disappointed. Not only was the service terrible and included us being ignored with little to no people in the restaurant; but,... More 

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Marysville, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Obviously a very popular place. The place was full for lunch on a weekday. Excellent Caesar salads and dressing to die for. ( you can get the dressing to go for later) Also, tried the sausage bread, another winner. The service was excellent and prices were affordable. Easy parking and definitely worth a try.

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CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Tried this place for the first time on a Saturday night in October. Within walking distance of the Chico State campus, but a long walk. There is free parking. We arrived early, around 5:20pm. The bar was pretty full, but the restaurant was not yet. Nice setup with plenty of space between tables, and a great looking open bar area.... More 

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Torrance, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We never visit Chico without a dinner at Franky's. Especially on Sunday when the calzones are two for the price of one, and that includes a comlete dinner and one (actually, two) of the best calzones available, and I eat lots of calzones. The salads are well above the average bowl of iceberg lettuce, and some pretty good bread comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-898-9948

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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