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Franco's Italian Restaurant

6200 N Military Hwy Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23518-5400
(757) 853-0177
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Ranked #167 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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73% Recommend
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English first
Norfolk, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Franco's has spectacular Italian food, and I should know I am Italian. I had spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. . Great sauce, just like I make. Firm, large meatballs perfectly cooking. Real Italian sausage done to a tee. Al dente spaghetti. A wonderful meal. My wife loves their linguini with garlic and oil. It was perfect. The restaurant is nicely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stayed in the area, looking for a good place to dine,tas you entered your unsure if your to be seated or wait while everyone stares from the kitchen, without a word, a waitress casually tells you to sit wherever, while taking your order very unfriendly and no greeting watsoever , food was good, but, people seldom forget that being courteous... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When you are feeling like Italian - this is a great place tucked away. We visit each time were in Norfolk. Small, family-operated, cozy, and delish. Read complaints from people on here regarding fries and sandwiches... Why in the world would you go to an Italian restaurant and order that anyway.. I've had seafood Italian dish both times and loved.

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Orange Park, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went to Franco's for a going away arrived there at 11AM we were seated quickly and ordered our food. Two Cheese Steaks and a Cheese Steak Hogie with two orders of fries. We recieced our food which was a disappointment. I am not sure what they think a Cheese Steak is but it is not a little piece of meat... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My dentist recommended Franco's for its cheese steaks and my wife took me there to celebrate Father's Day. We shared an order of their mozzarella salad (I equate that to Caprese), a cheese steak and veal parmesan sandwich. The ingredients were very sparse, the steak very chewy and the "extra" onions and peppers I requested were virtually non-existent. I recall... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I go to Franco's at least twice a week and we have the best experience. We just happened to be there the night the gentleman (if you want to call him that) who wrote the above review about his pasta and meatballs was there. He was very rude to Donna when he complained about the pasta. Graciously,... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Once upon a time this was THE place in Norfolk for high quality food, a good selection and good service WITH a smile. Unfortunately the original owner passed away several months ago and things are NOT the same. I ordered a pasta dish with meatballs and my wife ordered the flounder. The food was delivered in a flash! it was... More

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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On my return from Italy in September, I stopped in at Franco's near the Norfolk airport to get my lasagna fix. I had just tasted several lasagnas in Italy and Franco's lasagna was not only just as tasty, but half the price I paid in Italy. I like lasagna with lots of red sauce, cheeses, and great seasoning. Franco's has... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Franco's is an unassuming family run Italian eatery/pizzaria located in a unmemorable strip mall (Bromley Shopping Center) near the Willoughby section of Norfolk shoreline. Even if you have never been here, it will feel familiar as you walk through the door to be greeted by one of the local staff positing the always pertinent inquiry of "How many?" This venue... More

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Tehachapi, California
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279 reviews 279 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Italian family restaurant, nicely decorated, excellent staff. THE BEST food. I am diabetic, enjoy the HUGE antipasto and a side of meatballs 2 inches thick with the best sauce. Families and friends dine here often at tables of 12 or more. Great place to bring your bride. I just really enjoy this place. Let me explain more- this is the... More

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