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Port Brae, Peebles EH45 8AW, Scotland
+44 1721 720510
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place for a second time and again we were met with a friendly greeting and great food. For a Monday evening it was busy, Good wine and good food we will most definately eat there again.

Thank Norrie9032
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been traveling to Peebles from San Francisco for 12 years now and one of our first stops is always Franco's. Not only does Franco define the word hospitality with his friendly greeting and his pleasant service but he is from Sorrento and the food is authentic, fresh and always perfectly prepared

Thank jeffrey n
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many times over the last 10 years or so and a warm welcome, great atmosphere, top quality food and wine is guaranteed. Franco is a natural host, always attentive and will recommend the most delicious Italian wines I have ever been fortunate enough to taste. If you're in the Borders and near Peebles then I... More 

Thank Jinnie_G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Francos Sun 13th and Thurs 17th November 2016 and received the usual warm welcome form Francesco and Luciano. The food and drink is always excellent at this restaurant, with a varied traditional menu and the opportunity to try out delicious specially selected wines. If you want a really good authentic Italian meal, in pleasant friendly surroundings when you are... More 

Thank Iain G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice food and service and good atmosphere in the restaurant. Would go again if in peebles again.

Thank Kim G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I had Dinner in Francos on a Friday Evening in November. The restaurant itself is located within a quaint Building which shares a nice Pub (the Bridge). The décor is OK, if a little basic. The Menu had the usual items you can expect in an Italian restaurant. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced. The... More 

Thank Craig G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

One of the worst meals i have ever had.the food was of a poor standard and nothing was freshly prepared.The ribs were out of a packet the chips were frozen.The service was also poor with poorly informed staff.Will not be returning.

Thank 967nickyb123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Francos. We just had the one course as we weren't especially hungry but we enjoyed it and the wine which was on "special" was outstanding. Franco is a friendly host so overall it was a v good experience and we would go back.

Thank patmcauley67
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A little bit of Napoli in the Scottish Borders! Terrific food and ambience here - the melitzana parmigiana is a firm favourite, as are the pasta dishes. The best brick-oven pizza you'll taste in the Borders - and further afield I'm sure! Francesco is a charming, committed, and well-loved host. It is no surprise that the restaurant has been so... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Really disliked the food, the service was terrible. First ever Italian I've been too which didn't use herbs in its food. Told the owner that his food wasn't very good, and he wasn't even bothered. I tell people to avoid this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port Brae, Peebles EH45 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Peebles
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 720510
Quaint Italian restaurant - simple menu, well executed.


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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?