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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Tata R
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our party of 3 made a quick stop for a business lunch and the staff was friendly and couldn't seem to do enough for us. If I'm back in the area for a day, this spot is on my list to stop again because the food was wonderful. I had the spaghetti and meatballs while my co-workers shared a pizza... More 

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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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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