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“Good food, but not for the romantics...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Franco's

Franco's
Rodney Street, Wigan, England
01942 248668
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Ranked #18 of 212 Restaurants in Wigan
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Wigan, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food, but not for the romantics...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

First time at Franco's for a while and the food remained as good as ever - plentiful portions served quickly and efficiently despite it being a busy Saturday night.

That would be the only downside - that the visit was on a Saturday night. Given how popular the place is, it was a very noisy in the restaurant so wouldn't recommend a Saturday as the time to go if you are after a romantic meal for two. Make it during the week if that's the case when its not quite as busy.

Drinks are expensive, which you'd expect in a restaurant, but there was a pleasant surprise when the bill arrived at how cheap it had been.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Just turned up on bank holiday sunday and got a table, Food is cheap and is very tasty, they also have a 3 course early bird for 11.95 which is very good value for money, service is good and you are not rushed, will be returning soon

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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wigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“First but definitely not the last visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Enjoyed a great meal here. From start to finish everything was perfect. Attentive staff great atmosphere food was perfect would highly recommend. Our party of 6 had the early bird menu 3 courses for £11.95 extremely good value with a good selection of meals to choose from.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ordinary => excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Franco's just get it. The food is excellent, the wine is excellent, and the service is excellent. The decor, the cutlery, the furniture and the condiments are ordinary. Why is this important? Because Franco doesn't waste your money on things that don't matter, but he delivers where it does matter. The result? The overall dining experience is excellent. The prices are ordinary. Grazie Franco!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Visit Francos regularly as it is great, food it lovely and the early bird menu is brilliant! No scrimping on the food, you get decent portions. It is a lovely atmosphere and is suitable for all ages as its a very welcoming restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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