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Franco's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
+44 1202 601166
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Broadstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit disappointed with the Antipasti sharing starter as the pickle with the meats and cheese was definitely 'Branston'. Other than that mains were good, service was good and there were no long waits.

Thank AndreaT T
Limerick, Ireland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Italian food is my first choice when dining out. I happened to see the name whilst standing in the square on a beautiful sunny day. This lunch turned into an extended, spectacular feast. I can not fault the menu, the food or indeed the friendly service. Excellent wine and excellent value for superior food. We ate on the terrace on... More 

Thank Amazonite61
Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

nice food good portions - fast service. We ordered extra fries which we didnt get. New waiter was very polite and attentive

Thank Traceysearle
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been going there for 3 weeks in a row every time the fillet steak has been as good as you will get I can really recommend this restaurant

Thank scparkstone
Dorset, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My husband booked for us to eat at Franco's as a surprise for our wedding anniversary. It is quite a small restaurant with tables well packed in so when it is really busy it's probably a tight squeeze for all concerned. Its probably very difficult not to be a party to your neighbours' conversations as well. We went on a... More 

Thank dr33ma
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited Franco's last night, a group of 6, the pizza was ok but other than that I could not recommend this restuarant. Cold meatballs, which they did reheat. The pasta was awful, no flavour, no chilli as mentioned on the menu. We did compalin about the pasta and one meal was removed from the bill. The man that served... More 

Thank Kerry R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Reviews are personal things I guess and people have differing expectations and tastes. That's the only reason I can ascribe to certain reviews on here which totally contradict every experience we have had here over 20 years. Its three years since I last reviewed Franco's, which I confess is my favourite Italian Restaurant in the area. I felt that another... More 

Thank WessexRed
Poole, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went here early sat eve, we have eaten here a few years ago, very cramped seating , also a bit hot ,,,House wine a bit expensive but very good . I had sea bass , well if fish was supposed to taste of nothing i wouldn't eat it again , not over fresh & obviously farmed , veg was o.k.... More 

1 Thank Martin H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

After years of hearing nothing but good things about Franco's my family and I were looking forward to some tasty lovely food. I don't usually review places but I feel I have to warn people that the food is tasteless, uses cheap ingredients and over charges for their food and drink. I had asked for extra mushrooms on mine and... More 

1 Thank Scott K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Francos is a dated authentic Italian restaurant but I love that about it. Lovely 2 crazy Italian older guys to serve you who are very friendly. Have visited lots of times and have never had a bad meal and the pasta is made fresh every day. Reasonably priced and good parking opposite.

Thank Sailingdorset

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 601166
Franco's Bar & Restaurant - Serving Fine Italian Wines with Traditional Italian & Sicilian Food, from Pizza/ Pasta to an extensive A la Carte menu, not forgetting Franco's Specials Board - just like Mamma used to make !! The perfect location for a Special Mediterranean Night, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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