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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
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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Cattaraugus, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our hotel recommended Franco's. When we got there we were a little worried. It is a small place in a plaza on Ocean View St., but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly, and the food was delicious. And a piano player serenaded us during our dinner. Prices were reasonable too! A gem!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Met up with a friend to see his garden and then he invited me to this place to try their grilled chicken salad for lunch.. He said it was great. This friend is no salad guy and don't think I have ever seen him eat a salad. So I said yes and it was great. It's hard to explain but... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had dinner with family; ordered Franco's special Stromboli. All it had in it was canned mushrooms and cheese. The marinara sauce was only average. Never tasted any garlic! Daughter ordered manicotti; only average at best. Very disappointed with restaurant.

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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