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Franco's Restaurant

7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
+44 1202 601166
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (12 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
“fillet steak” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
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11 - 20 of 102 reviews

Reviewed February 14, 2017

A little bit disappointed with the Antipasti sharing starter as the pickle with the meats and cheese was definitely 'Branston'. Other than that mains were good, service was good and there were no long waits.

Thank AndreaT T
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Italian food is my first choice when dining out. I happened to see the name whilst standing in the square on a beautiful sunny day. This lunch turned into an extended, spectacular feast. I can not fault the menu, the food or indeed the friendly...More

Thank Amazonite61
Reviewed December 18, 2016

nice food good portions - fast service. We ordered extra fries which we didnt get. New waiter was very polite and attentive

Thank Traceysearle
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We have been going there for 3 weeks in a row every time the fillet steak has been as good as you will get I can really recommend this restaurant

Thank scparkstone
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband booked for us to eat at Franco's as a surprise for our wedding anniversary. It is quite a small restaurant with tables well packed in so when it is really busy it's probably a tight squeeze for all concerned. Its probably very difficult...More

Thank dr33ma
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We visited Franco's last night, a group of 6, the pizza was ok but other than that I could not recommend this restuarant. Cold meatballs, which they did reheat. The pasta was awful, no flavour, no chilli as mentioned on the menu. We did compalin...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Reviews are personal things I guess and people have differing expectations and tastes. That's the only reason I can ascribe to certain reviews on here which totally contradict every experience we have had here over 20 years. Its three years since I last reviewed Franco's,...More

Thank WessexRed
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Went here early sat eve, we have eaten here a few years ago, very cramped seating , also a bit hot ,,,House wine a bit expensive but very good . I had sea bass , well if fish was supposed to taste of nothing i...More

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

After years of hearing nothing but good things about Franco's my family and I were looking forward to some tasty lovely food. I don't usually review places but I feel I have to warn people that the food is tasteless, uses cheap ingredients and over...More

2  Thank Scott K
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Francos is a dated authentic Italian restaurant but I love that about it. Lovely 2 crazy Italian older guys to serve you who are very friendly. Have visited lots of times and have never had a bad meal and the pasta is made fresh every...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 601166
Franco's Bar & Restaurant - Serving Fine Italian Wines with Traditional Italian & Sicilian Food, from Pizza/ Pasta to an extensive A la Carte menu, not forgetting Franco's Specials Board - just like Mamma used to make !! The perfect location for a Special Mediterranean Night, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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