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English first
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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NJ
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Additional Information about Franco's Italian Restaurant

Address: 6200 N Military Hwy Ste A, Norfolk, VA 23518-5400
Phone Number: (757) 853-0177
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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