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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 #154 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

When I'm Norfolk visiting relatives this is one of my go to places to eat. It's located in a strip mall near the Norfolk Airport. The food is good, freshly prepared to order and priced reasonably. The service is good and the place is clean. I like the Shrimp Limone scans the garlic. So far it's never disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

On Saturday 8th June 203 we went and have lunch at Franco'. The food was very very good (I had the chicken parmajiano (bad spelling). Maxi had the srimp and scallops with white wine sauce. She advised that it should have been some plain white sauce and it would have made it a lot better. The cost for two was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Good Italian food near Norfolk Airport. Not a fancy restaurant. The dishes are not expensive and the value per price is good. The Lasagna is recommended. The staff is always welcoming, place is clean and service is good.

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Virginia Beach
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We've eaten at Franco's several times in the past (not frequently as it is about 25 miles from our home) and have had good experiences. It's a shame that my first TA review has to be so terrible, but even the best restaurant has down nights and I guess I sure picked one. To start, we had out of town... More

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