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506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Paradise, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place for Italian food great atmosphere great service great place for families or on a date night

Thank roarho
Paradise, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Franky's is always great. The restaurant is small so we always get there early to make sure we can get a table. The pastas are really delicious as are the salads. Very nice wine list with reasonable prices. My husband loves the lasagne and my favorite is the Pasta Basilico which I order without the chicken. Very well-stocked bar. One... More 

Thank TamarindaL
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Franky's continues to be our favorite Italian restaurant. It is small, cozy, and offers good quality food with friendly service. Their pasta, bread, and salad are tasty. Have never tried their pizza. They serve great iced tea and have a nice wine list. Give it a try.

Thank Katibugger
Chico, California
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This restaurant is a local favorite, and local owners as well. The food is the best and the bar is also fabulous. It's pretty crowded , especially when the college is in session! We usually slip in during the summer :) Highly recommended!

Thank sungal99_11
Chico, California
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I honestly can not say that this is the best Italian I have ever eaten. Because it isn't. But ... it is good Italian and locally owned and operated. I am not a fan of the chain restaurants and Franky's is a great place to get good Italian, and a good price. Nice bar and wine selection. Good place for... More 

Thank Craig M
Magalia, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Franky's has never let me down, the food is great & the service is too. I love all their Italian specialties. Last visit I had a halibut dish that was a nightly special & it was fantastic. Great place for dates or dining with friends or family.

Thank CherylandRicsTravels
Chico, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I visit for lunch or dinner. Everything I've ever ordered has been fantastic. Out of town business apps., Franky's is one of my go-to places. Fresh house made soups and salad dressings. Creative cocktails and daily specials. My favorite is bay shrimp risotto. Franky's is where this local goes. Little sister restaurant to the fine dining, 5th Street Steakhouse.

Thank MsKMcC
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Found this place by accident. Like that it is near the campus except that parking can be interesting. My server was super nice and she worked hard to meet my needs. I can tell you the Ceaser Salad was the best I have had in Chico. My dish was not out of a bag and reheated, it was fresh and... More 

Thank Michael A
Chico, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Husband and I had an early dinner here yesterday. Just a spontaneous decision to stop as we were passing by. So glad we did!! We were greeted at the door immediately by one of the sweetest servers I have ever had. She was really a doll and was attentive and funny and made us feel so comfortable. Though we weren't... More 

Thank Heidi L
Red Bluff, California, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to Franky's after not being able to get into a fancier restaurant down the road. It was new year's eve and we wanted something nice. The salad was excellent and were made with house made dressings. The main course was also very good ( I had calzone). And the service was outstanding. While not as fancy as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-898-9948

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