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“Always a winner!”

Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria
Ranked #47 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 30, 2013

My family has been visiting Franco's for years, for special occasions, or just for a Sunday lunch, or a spur-of-the-moment dinner. We have never had a bad experience there.
The food is always delicious and of high quality. Service is excellent, with or without Franco in attendance.
The specials board is always something to look forward to, and Franco will even offer a meal not on the menu for the day if you ask. The veal with mushroom sauce is delicious. I particularly love the carrots. Pasta is tasty and fresh.
All in all, I would highly recommend this place! Make sure you make a booking as it can get full quickly.

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Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

The only bad thing about this place is you will want to order about 8 things from the menu. Family run, the service and the food is great and its very well priced. Most meals around 70 Rand. The specials board seems to always change so theres something different each time!

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Thank Bryce Y
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We love this traditional trattoria. Over the years we've become friendly with the family, all of whom are passionate about their little slice of the old country. I can say without doubt, the BEST carpaccio in Jozi, if not SA! When you decide to go, ask to be seated in Abe's section for an unparalleled service experience.

Thank Ashleigh H
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I had heard about Franco's but had never tried it. Well, we have gone back time and time again. The service is friendly, efficient and welcoming and the food hearty Italian fare. We love the warm atmosphere and the personalised service and that fact that even if you have not brought your own wine (no corkage charged on the first bottle) there are various options available without the normal horrendous restaurant mark-up.
The portions are generous and our food has always been beautifully presented with generous portions. We will definintely take the rest of the family for a meal as we know that this won't break the bank! Great value, and delicious!

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Thank Arlene H
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We've been coming here for years as a couple and with friends. The pizzas are so good that folks who have relocated to other countries always come here when visiting Johannesburg. Always fairly popular so you must book your table. You can also take you own wine and there is no corkage charge for the first bottle per couple

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Thank Pikap39
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