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“Amazing”

Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria
Ranked #49 of 1,304 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We have been eating at Franco's for 20 odd years and moved away from Johannesburg 7 years ago. This year we returned to eat in this restaurant and got the same warm welcome, and the same excellent food and service. The restaurant was packed but the standards did not drop. Well done to the whole team.

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Thank Alan C
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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

My mushroom risotto was excellent and the chef was prepared to take off the menu requests. The atmosphere was very warm and family friendly. It's extremely popular so maybe worth booking and has been in Joburg for well over a decade.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

As always the meal was excellent, staff friendly and service very good. A plus is being able to bring your own wine (1 bottle / couple).

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

With the nearby pharmacies and doctors offices closed for the evening, the location in the upstairs of a small mall seems empty ... Until you enter Francos. The room opens out and will be packed with locals who return time and time again. Still family run you are soon welcomed in and made to feel at home.

The guys working the wood oven are busy baking Pizza's and pasta in the searing heat of the oven. The baked pasta continues to bubble away as it is carried to the table. A good and cost effective wine selection (Montepulciano at R130). The pizza's are thin crust, but generously loaded with toppings, so are very filling. We had started with some garlic/mozzarella bread which was amazing, and you need to share.

The staff are very used to packing doggy bags for the pizza you can't quite fit in. We managed to sneak in the Cappuccino frappe to end and still didn't break the bank. All good, we will be back.

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Thank NickandEd
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Good food Good service .The family owners make you feel as if you are family.The Grappa is good.There is a variety of pizza toppings to choose from and an array of pasta dishes.
There are also specials of the evening..All dishes are cooked in a wood burning pizza oven.The place buzzes.

Thank wayneadventures
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