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“Loss of a great restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franco's Restaurant - CLOSED

Franco's Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Leeds
Level Contributor
155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Loss of a great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

I am so sad that Francos has apparently closed - it was our favourite restaurant in Leeds and it was so convenient when going to the theatre etc - just park in the underground and then up in the lift. Delicious food, friendly efficient service - just perfect. We've tried some of the others in the Light but nothing compares ............. Why do we lose all the good ones?

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Rosie D
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  • English first
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“End of an era!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very sad to just hear that Franco's has closed at the Light..hoping it isn't true. Myself and my partner have been going for atleast 8 years so very sad. It was always excellent food and lovely staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sarah C
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Really good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime and were slightly worried there was only two other people dining, however the food was faultless, and the staff attentive and friendly. It's not the most comfortable of restaurants with hard wooden chairs and maybe with some music playing would have created more of an atmosphere as it was totally silent but this didn't put us off and we will return to sample more of their delicious menu. It's open all day too which is great!

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Thank truemmd
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Level Contributor
184 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Francos prior to a concert at the First Direct Arena. It is always a challenge for a restaurant when a quiet Thursday evening suddenly becomes ridiculously busy with a flood of diners all with the same time constraints. The key would appear to be preparation. Franco's were clearly ready for this influx and the waiting staff were just a blur as they rushed to seat everyone and get the food out in double quick time. To be able to handle this without compromising on either service or quality is a tall order but it was achieved with seeming ease. Our pizzas were superb, the staff attentive and friendly and we certainly never felt rushed despite the queues building up outside. Surrounded by all the usual restaurant chains this is an oasis of individuality with an extensive and varied menu. A perfect start to your evening of entertainment.

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1 Thank Yorkshirecritic
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simply excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Delicious italian food, friendly staff, great and quick service. I absolutely recommend it and we will definitely come back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisetta K
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