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“This place has always been delicious but tonight totally disappointed!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Papa Frank's Italian Restaurant

Papa Frank's Italian Restaurant
13 W Ctr St, Winooski, VT 05404-2116
(802) 655-2423
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Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Winooski
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This place has always been delicious but tonight totally disappointed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We live in Shelburne & was craving Papa Franks. Called ahead, was busy with line out the door. We have ate here many times & was never disappointed but tonight it was terrible. I had broccoli/chix alfredo. I think they forgot the alfredo. It was so dry & the pasta was all stuck together. I hate cooking & could have made better from a jar myself. We will give them another try, if no change, no return.....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Hartford, Vermont
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food/value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The place was packed so you know the food is delicious, friendly staff and excellent specials. Alcohol is also served here, which is an added bonus! It's not your average pizza/Italian place.

Visited July 2012
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Arkville, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Good Italian food. Great prices. I enjoyed my veal parmigiana, something you don't see too often.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Inexpensive, basic Italian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This local establishment has been around since 1984. If you're looking for basic Italian (pizza, pasta) on the cheap, a place to come-as-you-are and leave stuffed, this is the place for you. The atmosphere screams LOCAL- plastic-covered tables, close-quarters, nuttin' fancy. Attentive service. I ordered the linguine with olive oil and garlic (NOT what I expected: It was sliced fresh garlic, roasted, soft) and I asked them to doctor it up (I was told to choose from the pizza toppings) so I added sauteed mushrooms, black olives and broccoli. Nothing amazing, no other seasonings were added, kinda plain. $8 and I could not finish it. Will I go back? Perhaps. I tend to want more flavor for the meal but for the money....worth it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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new england
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Decent food, great value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Papa Franks won't blow you away with the quality of their offerings but you certainly get your moneys worth. The food is quite simple, perhaps a touch bland at times but definitely has a nice family style Italian feel to it. Servers are typically very friendly and the vibe makes for a fun meal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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