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“The Very Best Food”
Review of Franco's Osteria

Franco's Osteria
Ranked #14 of 298 Restaurants in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Franco’s Osteria, we keep true to the soul of Italian Osterias, whilst providing a contemporary drinking and dining experience. We provide a large selection of regional speciality wines from around Italy in a small, rustic and authentic setting. Alongside the wines, our seasonally changing set menu is designed to be shared amongst the table in a traditional, rustic, family style. We take influences from all over Italy, using local, seasonal ingredients, whilst also importing fine Italian speciality products .
Coquitlam, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The Very Best Food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Franco the owner makes you so welcome, he's very proud of the food he services. We when there on a tuesday night and had Lasagna with a glass of wine. It was so good, we when back the next night for pizza. My wife had the rocket salad and I had the mixed salad, both where so good. Then we shared a Chorizo Pizza. Do yourself a favour and check this place out.

  • Visited September 2013
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288 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“It can get busy”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place has only been open a couple of months. It is unpretentious and the owner is a really nice guy. It is now getting very busy.

If you haven't been already you will have missed the BYOB. The place will have a licence shortly.
The pizza has got better since it opened and there are always a couple of fresh pasta dishes on the menu.

I hope they keep the price down and maybe give you option on corkage.

A good little place and if you are in the area worth a visit. It is far better than many of the other more well known local Italian restaurants.

  • Visited September 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Real Italian food.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Ate here last night after verbal recommendation. We eat out a lot so we know what's good, this is. The pizzas were real thin crunchy crust Italian pizzas with generous toppings. BYO makes this venue very reasonably priced. A group of 'Soprano' type Italian guys came in and made us feel as tho' we were in Italy! If a restaurant has a clientele of their own nationality you can be sure the food is good. I would thoroughly recommend this place for couples or family groups, not large groups because it's really small. Lovely.

  • Visited September 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a really lovely little restaurant. The service is great and the food is really tasty. It offers great value for money and as you need to bring your own alcohol you save on that as well!

  • Visited September 2013
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brisbane
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely - with a few finishing touches would be perfect!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Delicious authentic Italian and friendly owner. The only improvements I can think of would be candles on the tables and Italian music for atmosphere. Offe of parmesan, crushed black pepper and basil would be a nice finishing touch for both takeaways and eating in - for the price.

Thank you for the lovely food.

  • Visited September 2013
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