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Franco's Italian Restaurant

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6200 N Military Hwy Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23518-5400
(757) 853-0177
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great night

This was our first time eating here. It was recommended by our niece. Had a wonderful night with family. The food was very good and so was the service. My daughter and I had the muscles, clams and shrimp with red sauce and it was delicious. Will stop in again when back in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
cyndyjones47
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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time eating here. It was recommended by our niece. Had a wonderful night with family. The food was very good and so was the service. My daughter and I had the muscles, clams and shrimp with red sauce and it was delicious. Will stop in again when back in the area.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place has the best Phillies I have ever had, including in Phili. They even made me a quatro fomaggio pizza by request, even though it was not on their menu. It was fantastic as well. The restaurant can get quite busy and is not very large so you can feel a bit crammed in there, although the food makes... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

When you walk in you are struck on how small it is. The best part of this restaurant is the live music. This past Friday night, tucked in the corner, an old guy in a black suit played some nice Italian piano music. And the red neon lights actually bring out some great shadows. The wall of wine is a... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been sporadically visiting Franco's for years. It is a pleasant inexpensive Italian restaurant of average food quality and generally standard fare. There is frequently live piano music in the evenings, which lends a special touch and is uncommon in Norfolk. It is family friendly, easy to park, and comfortable inside without being too loud.

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North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had the Lasagna, it was fantastic. But...they do not take American Express, which is inconvenient when I am traveling for work and need to track my expenses.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

great tasting food, great wait staff. Well worth the money. Everyone had fresh food, bread, salad, tea. So good we were going to go back for dinner but decided to try something different. We regretfully did not return and were disappointed by our Tex-Mex choice.

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Newport News, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped in on the way to the airport, on the recommendation of a colleague. Part Italian restaurant, part pizzeria. Nice setting, good service, authentic food. My only negative is that entrees come with veggies. Pasta in stead of veggies is a few bucks extra. Seems greedy. Pasta is cheap to make and standard fare in most Italian eateries. Throw in... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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233 reviews 233 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have gone here to grab a lunch before flying and have never been disappointed. I've had the lasagna and the cheese steak - both were excellent! The seating area is a bit tight so expect a bump now and then. The portions are huge so expect to pack leftovers. The lunch crowd fills quickly so get there before noon... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Food was excellent. We ordered chicken marshals, antipasti, lasagna and chicken parm. All delicious.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On my way to Virginia Beach and pulled into this strip mall to fix the gps and rental car steering wheel. I noticed Franco's Italian Restaurant and, because I'd been craving pizza for a while, I went in. Ambiance is nothing special, which is to say just meh, neither good or bad. I was greeted warmly and seated right away.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6200 N Military Hwy Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23518-5400
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 853-0177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

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