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Franks

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Havelock Street, Kettering NN16, England
01536482089
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 84
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  • 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
Original and still the best

This back street gem is a real find, frequented by locals and travellers alike, you will be sure to be enchanted by the ambiance and food, now in its third generation, genuine home cooked food, pizza from a wood fired oven combined with true Italian service make a combination for great night out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andrewdavidp
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This back street gem is a real find, frequented by locals and travellers alike, you will be sure to be enchanted by the ambiance and food, now in its third generation, genuine home cooked food, pizza from a wood fired oven combined with true Italian service make a combination for great night out and one which you will find yourself... More 

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Thank Andrewdavidp
Kettering
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for No 1 son's birthday meal as he loves the pizzas here (as do we all). I've been coming here for the last 30 years and the pizzas are always amazing! Alla Tatara for the win!

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Thank Yorky80
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited for my dads birthday. This small restaurant was packed which is not unusual as the food is just fantastic and the atmosphere to match. Made to feel really welcome. The restaurant does not look anything special from the outside but this is as the best Italian food I have had and reasonable price too. Seriously good honest food.

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Thank Neil G
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Best Italian in Kettering. Small menu but great food. Can't beat it. If weather was better, you would think you were in an Italian restaurant in Italy as interior creates the great feel to the place.

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Thank Ellen Z
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

My family of 7 dined here about a year ago. The surroundings are a little dated, but the food is amazing!!!! Ignore the decor and just enjoy the food!

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Thank bizzydragon
Kettering, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Although Frank's is a little bit of the beaten track, the atmosphere, food, and the most friendly staff just make you feel as though you could be in Italy. Has such a reputation, it is advisable to book in advance. Brilliant.

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Thank 62Graham
Kettering
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just collected a takeaway and had three great pizzas. You can't beat a wood fired oven for authenticity and Franks is right up there. If you're dining in and like pasta, try the lasagne, it's delicious!

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Thank mushypeas63
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Franks has been around for decades and I have some fine memories of evenings spent there with friends and old Frank himself. This is not a High Street chain restaurant with all of the frills, it is a down to earth Italian restaurant where the food is great and the ambiance is friendly. Pizza or pasta, you won't be disappointed

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Thank Jinks82
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Old skool vibe. No frills. But the pizza is amazing! Visit every few months with friends and it's ideal!

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Thank Kellovesfood
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the first time with my family and friends! We will defintly be returning!food was lovely I felt like I was in Italy! Keep up the good work 5*

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Havelock Street, Kettering NN16, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: 01536482089

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?