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Casale Franco

Papagayo Commercial Centre | Playa Blanca, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
0034928519649
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Ranked #12 of 157 restaurants in Playa Blanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Not the best location in the papagayo centro commercial upstairs. Food was lovely. Ordered swordfish- my best meal of the holiday and also a pork belly both served with potatoes and veg. Both cooked in wood fired oven. You were given complimentary warm fresh bread with various oils and olives. It was very quiet when we arrived however this was... More

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The pizzas were soggy on the base having too much tomato topping which had soaked through. The pasta was okay but with not much flavour. There was little atmosphere when we visited at 7:30pm. Maybe we were too early. Would not unfortunately return since we had better meals in other restaurants.

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leicester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Situated above the Burger King in the Papagayo centre, we went here after reading all the good reviews on TA. I ordered the Lasagne and a side dish of peppers. The lasagne was very nice but I wasn't impressed with the cold, oil covered peppers. If that is how they eat them in Italy, well, they are welcome to them.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful evening. The Seafood pasta was amazing. Wish you were our local at home xc

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Romford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovley food, lovley pizza, lovley pasta. Well done Casale for the best restaurant in Playa Blanca.Food very tasty and people who run this restaurant are very professional .Well done Franco

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Northern Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Casale Franco is an absolute delight. It is, by some margin, the most authentic italian restaurant in the resort. It has been decorated in Franco's authentic, individual way and is much the better for that. The food is prepared with pride and is an absolute delight. We have visited many times and sampled pizza, pasta, steak, chicken and each dish... More

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We enjoyed our pizza meal here and returned later to try the pasta - also very tasty. The Papagayo commercial centre isn't particularly nice but the restaurant is perched on top so has nice views. Service was good and staff were very nice. Would recommend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I wrote a review of this restaurant in May and mentioned that I had an amazing evening but was disappointed that the Porchetta was sold out that evening. I went back a couple of days later and tried it. WOW what a feast. The intensity of flavour from the slow cooking/rendering of the pork and the crackling was so tasty.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Want tonight to Casale Franco based on reviews, and how disappointed were we. Had a margarita pizza and lasagne between us which we always have in a new restaurant in order to compare with other Italian restaurants we have visited. People go on about the complimentary focaccia and olives before the meal but we received tiny pieces of crusty salted... More

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Lanzarote, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have lived here for three years and never knew about this place!! Its wonderful!!. The setting is amazing....the food is great, fabulous menu, will be making my way through it. And the service is very friendly. Will be back very very soon.

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