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Casale Franco

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Local 74. Centro Comercial Papagayo | Avenida Papagayo, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 51 96 49
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A new venture from the same team that ran one of London's iconic Italian...
A new venture from the same team that ran one of London's iconic Italian restaurants.Boasting Lanzarote's only wood-fired oven you can enjoy a variety of home-made Artisan breads, Pizzas, as well as wood-roasted meats and vegetables. We also make our own fresh pasta daily, and have a wide selection of home-made desserts. Our beautiful terrace has some of the best sea-views that Playa Blanca has to offer, and together with spectacular sunsets, and a chilled candlelit ambiance, it is simply the perfect place to relax and enjoy your evening.
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food, the service, and the friendly efficient staff are fantastic. Few restaurants can manage all three with such consistency, but Casale Franco do. The owners are passionate about what they do, and that comes through in the food they produce. It makes no difference whether it’s the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food, the service, and the friendly efficient staff are fantastic. Few restaurants can manage all three with such consistency, but Casale Franco do. The owners are passionate about what they do, and that comes through in the food they produce. It makes no difference whether it’s the puccia, fresh homemade pasta, steak, chicken, salmon, wood fired artisan pizzas, rosemary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is the best Italian in Playa Blanca. Please, please don't let the location put you off. Head up the steps and you will be in Italian heaven. Everything from the owners (Gisella and Franco), their staff and food is superb. I'm a pasta fan and love that they make their pasta fresh, it's delicious. As for the pizza, cooked... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant 4 times on our holiday and probably tried about two thirds of the menu between us, and everything was excellent. The pizzas and breads were a particular highlight. Everything was made fresh and served quickly, the staff were very friendly and attentive and made extra effort to please, such as baking two separate smaller pizzas when ordering... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't go to Playa Blanca without trying this restaurant you will be missing the best experience of delicious food ever. The owners are just lovely nothing is any trouble to them & franco's cooking is excellent all done on show. Try his fantastic potatoes (to die for) & the pizzas breads & pasta's are so yummy in fact everything is... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited this on a recommendation from trip advisor and was not disappointed, I could honestly say this was one of the nicest Italian restaurants I have ever visited, great service, food and atmosphere. Do not be put of by location!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Best italian meal ever had by far!!! Ordered a garlic bread pizza for starters which was divine and then we both opted for pizzas. We only managed half a pizza each so would advise to just get a pizza to share if you getting starters! You can take away in a doggy bag though anything you can't eat. Fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Best meal we have had Playa Blanca. We have eaten in MANY restaurants in the area but would rate this higher than any other. Although the view is not comparable to restaurants on the marina (unless you stand up to over look the balcony) the food is fabulous. Well worth at least one visit. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Only tried the pizza here but it was pretty good and wood-fired. There seemed to be a few other tempting veggie options on the menu. Didn't serve alcohol-free beer so we had a couple of mocktails which were quite good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited this restaurant after seeing positive reviews on Trip Adviser. It's quite well hidden, upstairs in a grotty mall-type place just off Dorada Beach. We weren't disappointed though. Great, attentive service by staff who speak more than one language. Food was delicious. So sad that it was so quiet. I think the positioning means people don't see it. They're... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for over three years now and it continues to be the best Italian in Playa Blanca. From the pizza, pasta, meat dishes & desserts - everything is freshly prepared with passion. A real must to visit. You will not be disappointed. We are already planning our next visit!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Local 74. Centro Comercial Papagayo | Avenida Papagayo, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Playa Blanca
  • Phone Number: +34 928 51 96 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub

Description

A new venture from the same team that ran one of London's iconic Italian restaurants.Boasting Lanzarote's only wood-fired oven you can enjoy a variety of home-made Artisan breads, Pizzas, as well as wood-roasted meats and vegetables. We also make our own fresh pasta daily, and have a wide selection of home-made desserts. Our beautiful terrace has some of the best sea-views that Playa Blanca has to offer, and together with spectacular sunsets, and a chilled candlelit ambiance, it is simply the perfect place to relax and enjoy your evening.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?