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Franks

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Havelock Street, Kettering NN16, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 59
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian in Kettering hands down

Franks is the best Italian in town, great service, great value, amazing food! Very sweet family run business, love the simplistic decor I think it adds to the homely atmosphere it gives, staff are all very friendly & I have never had a bad meal from there ever. Loved this place since the first time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Mikeywhitneyx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Franks is the best Italian in town, great service, great value, amazing food! Very sweet family run business, love the simplistic decor I think it adds to the homely atmosphere it gives, staff are all very friendly & I have never had a bad meal from there ever. Loved this place since the first time I tried it & no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Can't fault this place ever. The staff are friendly, it's very good value and the food is just amazing!!!

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This well established family run business serves fantastic food and is extremely well priced the atmosphere is cosy and friendly and the service outstanding. Try you won't be disappointed it will leaving you wanting to go back for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fantastic food and a great friendly atmosphere! Four generations of my family have enjoyed great meals here. Great and authentic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

after a manic day this placed proved to be a hidden gem in the backstreets of Kettering. Lovely, warm belly food. The place was comforting and the service was great. Our waitress was amazing, she made us feel extremely comfortable - you could even say the place felt like home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A genuine and hidden little slice of Italy, with all the plusses and minus' that brings; grumpy family service (sometimes, another time I went in and it was exceptional), great food, laid-back atmosphere, people in there you don't particularly want to bump into, fantastic value, a sense of homeliness, tables verging on uncomfortably-close together, a different experience every time you... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've visited this place several times over the years, discovered it in 2002 and have loved it ever since!! It's never changed, and that is the charm. The food is amazing, and reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly, and there is always a good atmosphere about it. Everything you could want from a meal out :)

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lovely evening spent at Franks, delicious pizza's. Wine and food great value in a great little restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited with friends and kids on a Saturday evening. We have never been before and we had heard mixed reviews about the dining experience but many people stating that the pizzas were fab. We certainly weren't disappointed with the pizzas. My son had the Carbonara and loved it too. Wine was a good price for a bottle and it... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visit Franks as often as possible, knowing the staff their and other regular eaters makes a pleasant experience not to mention the insanely good food for such good value, plastic table covers to make for a true italian experience, Recommended for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Havelock Street, Kettering NN16, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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