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Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We’ve been going to Franco’s when we first moved to JHB (20 years ago). Franco has hosted 24 6 year olds for my daughter’s birthday party, promised her his salad dressing recipe when she turned 13 (by the way, he hasn’t done that), offered her...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Y8580LQjaneb
Reviewed December 21, 2019

Well run restaurant, not often as a solo diner you're made to feel entirely welcome but this place did. Visited as a tourist but evidently very popular with locals

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 971jemmad
Reviewed December 3, 2019

Off Course my first visit, will certainly be back, most of my colleagues had the fish dish on special and they all loved it. I had a Spaghetti Dish and it was one of the best I have eaten.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank DineshR717
Reviewed November 21, 2019

Lovely family Italian restaurant. Perfect for a meal with the kids, pizzas, pastas, etc. Lovely warm atmosphere. But you need to know what you're looking for. This is not fine dining. I don't think it tries to be that. Its more honest than that: its...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

My partner said she’d like a ‘cheap and cheerful’ dinner rather than fine dining, and Franco’s was the perfect choice. Pasta, pizza and no pretensions, always a happy place. Enjoy!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank PeterSulli
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

Located in centre is Francos,family owned and nice recite the specials , most was reserved so lucky I got a table ,Diavolo pizza was good

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for a good pizza and real italian food, this place will definitely let you satisfied. Don’t worry about the prices, they’re pretty fair.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank leandroa865
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Wow!!! What great food, the older lady that reads out the looooong list of ‘daily meals’ is a real hoot. She makes every meal sounds so divine and like she made each one. We loved our food! The nice atmosphere and will be back real...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AmbiTraveller1
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The menu is good with plenty of daily specials, really great food and the prices are good. A really great evening which will see one return many times!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GillIKlabrach
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner experience at Franco’s! It is our regular ’go to’ for classical authentic Italian cuisine, love the pasta and pizzas but nothing beats the service! Highly recommended! A hidden gem!

Date of visit: December 2018
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