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Franco's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

FIRST COURSE‎
Enjoy one of our unique & delicious Italian appetizers
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Fried Eggplant Fingers
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Toasted Ravioli
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Calamari
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Chicken Fingers
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Mozzerella Cheese Sticks
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Bruschetta
$9.95
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Frito Di Calamari
Tender calamari rings, lightly breaded & fried to a golden brown. served w/ Franco’s homemade marinara sauce.
$9.95
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Pizza Margherita
7” thin white crust w/ roma tomatoes, basil, garlic & oregano on a thin layer of tomato sauce topped w/ fresh shredded mozzarella.
$8.50
Choose 3 favorites $9.95
Choose 4 favorites $10.95
Mozzarella Sticks
Breaded sticks of mozzarella cheese, fried & served w/ tangy marinara sauce. A chosen favorite!
CHICKEN‎
$14.95
Venetian Grilled Chicken
A pair of chicken breasts, grilled venetian style w/ our homemade Italian dressing. served w/ side of spaghetti & tomato sauce.
$15.95
Italian Roasted Chicken
Chicken breast roasted in lemon thyme tossed in our four-cheese cream sauce w/ bowtie pasta, fresh basil, roasted peppers & button mushrooms. Topped w/ fresh roma tomatoes.
$15.95
Chicken Marsala
Sauteed w/ mushrooms, marsala wine & light cream. Served w/ side of spaghetti & tomato sauce.
$13.95
Chicken Parmigiana
Topped w/ provolone & parmesan cheeses & tomato sauce. Served w/ a side of spaghetti & tomato sauce.
SALAD‎
$9.95
Franco's Famous House Salad
A blend of romaine mixed w/ shredded carrots & red cabbage tossed in our famous homemade Italian dressing w/ tomatoes & black olives. topped w/ grated feta cheese & pepperoncinis. served w/ garlic loaves.
OUR SPECIALTY!!! COMBINATION PLATTERS‎
Franco recommends these scrumptious platters which are an ideal way to sample several of Italy’s most famous dishes
$15.95
The Naples Platter
Tender veal piccata sauteed w/ white wine, fresh lemon, parsley & capers, venetian grilled chicken breast laced w/ Italian spices, & manicotti stuffed w/ creamy cheeses. mmm!
$16.95
The “Michelangelo” Platter
Delicious seafood lasagna layered w/ shrimp, scallops, crabmeat & alfredo sauce, stuffed ravioli, cheese manicotti & a large Italian meatball. a meal w/ a variety of pasta flavors!
$14.95
The Franco Platter
Franco’s homemade lasagna filled w/ layers of meat sauce & cheeses, chicken parmigiana topped w/ cheese & tomato sauce, & the favorite of many... creamy fettuccini alfredo. a wonderful combination of traditional Italian favorites!
SEAFOOD‎
$18.95
Soft shell crab
Fresh fish fillet
Fresh Seafood on Angel Hair
Lightly flour dusted then pan sauteed in butter, virgin olive oil & garlic & placed on a bed of angel hair pasta. We then top this delicious specialty w/ a blend of savory white wine & basil cream sauce... filled w/ lump crabmeat, fresh scallions & roma tomatoes. Mama-mia!
$15.95
Seafood Fettuccini
Shrimp, crabmeat, scallops & mushrooms, sauteed in butter, then tossed in a delicious alfredo cream sauce.
$14.95
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp basted in the traditional garlic butter, white wine & lemon. Served on a bed of linguini.
$15.95
Seafood Lasagna
A signature of our restaurant...lasagna layered w/ a blend of flavorful cheeses, gulf shrimp, tender scallops, crabmeat, fresh spinach & alfredo sauce.
$18.95
Grilled Tuna Italiano
Fresh tuna steak, seasoned w/ garlic, basil, & our special blend of Italian seasonings, basted w/ our own franco’s Italian marinade & grilled to temperature. served w/ julienne style Italian vegetables or side of spaghetti w/ tomato sauce.
ALL DINNERS INCLUDE‎
$5.95
Our Bottomless Italian Salad
With franco’s Italian dressing
$5.95
Hot Garlic Loaves!
VEAL SELECTIONS‎
All veal dishes served w/ your choice of a side dish
$15.95
Franco’s spaghetti
Tomato sauce
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli.
Veal Piccata
A traditional favorite! Tender veal carefully breaded & pan sauteed w/ white wine, fresh lemon, parsley & capers. A very nice dish!
$14.95
Franco’s spaghetti
Tomato sauce
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli.
Veal Parmigiana
Tender veal cutlet, lightly breaded, fried & then baked w/ a blend of imported cheeses & homemade tomato sauce.
$16.95
Franco’s spaghetti
Tomato sauce
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli.
Veal Marsala
Tender veal pan sauteed w/ fresh mushrooms, marsala wine & light cream.
$16.95
Franco’s spaghetti
Tomato sauce
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli.
Veal Portobello
Tender veal pan sauteed w/ fresh portobello mushrooms, seasoned w/ garlic & basil. Served on a bed of linguini tossed in our four cheese cream sauce.
STEAK CLASSICS‎
All steaks cooked to your specifications. Served w/ your choice...linguini olio, penne pesto, freshly steamed asparagus or broccoli.
$24.95
Linguini olio
Penne pesto
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli
Franco's Classic Filet
Center cut filet mignon lightly marinated in virgin olive oil, garlic & lemon, sauteed in our marsala wine & garlic butter.
$25.95
Linguini olio
Penne pesto
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli
Franco's Steak Oscar
Marinated & grilled center cut filet mignon topped w/ our savory white wine & basil cream sauce filled w/ lump crabmeat & topped w/ fresh steamed asparagus spears.
$24.95
Linguini olio
Penne pesto
Freshly steamed asparagus
Broccoli
Steak Della Terra
Two‎ beef tenderloin medallions sauteed w/ sliced portabello mushrooms & roasted shallots in a rosemary, bordelaise sauce.
BAKED TRADITIONAL PASTA‎
$13.95
Lasagna
Layers of pasta & cheeses w/ meat sauce.
$11.95
Cheese Manicotti
Topped w/ sauce & mozzarella cheese.
$12.95
Eggplant Parmigiana
Baked w/ provolone & parmesan cheeses & tomato sauce.
CREATE YOUR OWN PASTA DISH‎
A delightful way to go Italian! start w/ your choice of pasta...spaghetti, whole wheat linguini, angel hair, fettuccini, linguini or penne. then just select toppings & one of our sauces.
$1.95
Italian Meatball
$4.25
Shrimp
$1.95
Italian Sausage
$3.50
Chicken Breast
$1.95
Fresh Vegetable
$11.95
Meat Sauce
Oregano, garlic, onions, & other herbs & spices blended w/ choice ground beef & tomato sauce. A traditional favorite!
$11.95
Alfredo Sauce
Our rich blend of heavy cream, butter, mushrooms & parmesan cheese. Goes great w/ chicken or shrimp!
$10.75
Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce
“Franco’s famous” sauce made fresh daily.
$10.75
Marinara Sauce
A bit sweeter than our homemade tomato sauce, blended w/ tomatoes, garlic, onion, virgin olive oil & spices combined in vegetable based sauce. Zesty!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had veal marsala and my girlfriend had Shrimp Lasagna. Mine was very good but I tasted the lasagna and it was outstanding with the thinner pasta which allows more taste come through from the other ingredients. The service was great, our Cameriere was Ramil....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jbailey2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slamming notices from the kitchen should have been our first clue. Service very slow. Food was cold. Chicken cool in the middle. Prob not microwaved long enough. Sauce was watery. We told manager and ended up leaving our food on the table. He still charged...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Gulf Shores and used to love Franco's. After last night, we won't bother to even give them another chance. We arrived around 6PM and were seated promptly (because it was the only place in town that was nearly empty). We asked when...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank TIDELDAVE1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place wasn't very busy but we weren't waited on for 15 min - felt like we were invisible. Hostess sat us next to kitchen where they were pounding food of some sort for quite a while - extremely noisy. Finally we ordered waters and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MC S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be our favorite Italian restaurant. After tonight's meal, that won't be the case! We ordered from the early-bird menu. The waiter wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu items. They were out of their house red wine. Our salad arrived about 20 minutes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered carryout pizza. It was excellent, ready and hot when I got there. For me specifically beingon a ketogenic diet, the toppings came off the crust real nicely. For the normal people in my family who still eat the crust, they said they liked it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frank S
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Came for Early Bird menu before 6pm. Should have realized right away that it wouldn’t be memorable when they didn’t even have any Coke to serve from either station. Chicken Parm was ok, chicken Marsala was almost all pasta very little chicken. Served with salad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank SAA0512
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites. We spend 3 months in Orange Beach to escape the Michigan Winter. This restaurant always had early bird specials and very good food. We noticed the recent bad reviews, but I had to see for myself...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Joyce F
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We were greeted and seated right away which was where our expectations for a good experience ends. While waiting for someone to approach our table, the waiter passed by several times-delivering a pizza, collecting a check, disappearing around the corner-never acknowledging us with even a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank mbrennell
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Small business is hard and I really do not like to write negative reviews and will not do so unless it is clearly warranted. My wife and I are locals and dropped into Franco's for dinner a few nights ago. The only good thing I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Lisa E
July 7, 2018|
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Response from 302guyb | Reviewed this property |
It was sold and the new owners haven’t got a clue about how to run a Restaurant. The service was so bad it was comical but not to worry I can’t see them staying open much longer.
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WisconsinTiger
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Wayne F | Reviewed this property |
We drink wine. Their house wines are ok and prices around $3 or $4/ glass. non house wines are higher, not great but not really high, about $8/glass and up. I assume that the mixed drink and beer prices are average for a... More
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Marc B
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Megsmom628 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe they do. But I just ran and picked it up; only 5 minutes from our condo!
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