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Franco's Italian Restaurant

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42 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 8648
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Launceston, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Always a must, for great basic Italian food. Quick and relaxed and priced to suit. Laid back premises but its one of those places that has a great reputation but doesn't need to advertise.

Thank David S
Launceston, Australia
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199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Franco's on a busy night with the restaurant almost full. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was great considering how busy they were. The only downside was that we had booked a table and requested one by the window, so we were disappointed to sit in the middle of the restaurant right under... More 

Thank Penny G
Glenelg, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2016

Franco 's was our second choice as we couldn't get into the Black Cow Bistro. It served quite adequate pasta in a tired and dated venue. The staff did their best under pressure - restaurant seemed understaffed for a busy Saturday night. It gets neither bouquets nor brick bats. It's probably a really good family-style restaurant but that wasn't what... More 

Thank Meredith W
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a huge menu. We went in without a booking at 5:30, and it very quickly became filled with people being waited on by name- such a lovely thing to see! Huge servings of pasta and they even served tartufo! They also very kindly allowed us to charge our phones while eating :)

Thank kirstie-lee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Don't expect world class food, but it's a nice enough family restaurant. (I wish TripAdvisor had a rating between average and very good) The meals were quite tasty and the portion sizes for pasta were huge. The service was fantastic(!), and I would definitely go here again. I'm no food snob, but also won't just call anything good.

Thank Pietzki
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

A good byo Italian in the heart of Launceston. Friendly staff, attentive service and good quality dishes of a reasonable size. The atmosphere was lovely and decor simple but effective. Would definitely return. We ventured in on a Monday night and they were half full so best to book if you're dining later in the week.

Thank 000JT
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

We have eaten at Franco's a few times before and have never been disappointed. The Restaurant is always full of locals having a great time. Every time we have been here it is very busy so if you have a group of 5 or more eat early or after 8.30pm. Everything on the menu is amazing. The pasta is superb,... More 

Thank Bernadette G
Sydney, Australia
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205 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great Italian cuisine with friendly, efficient service. My hubby had Veal dish & I had Pasta, both dishes were delicious? Prices were reasonable & it is BYO.

Thank afong138
Burnie, Australia
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Walked in with no booking welcomed and seated no problem at all. Good variety on menu along with special board. Found interesting tge wine bought to table with lid on and handed to me...you asked for wine ? No pouring , opening or ice bucket ( very hot night) Asked of meal size was told "you look like you could... More 

Thank Jean P
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Great food, great flavours. Ambiance is a little sterile, but staff are obliging. Some of the most flavoursome Italian I have had in a long time

Thank Gaz63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 8648

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?