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Franco's

4 Colne Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PX, England
01255-42-66-47
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Colne Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked a table here on a Saturday night (13/1/18) for 2, I have been here before so know the food is good. On arrival was greeted by a someone who was more concerned about if I had booked or not, she struck me off the...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for New Year’s Eve with daughter and soninlaw, for the second year running. Could not fault the atmosphere, the welcome, the service or the food. Every course was superb, well cooked and plenty of it. Thoroughly enjoyed the night, including the bagpipes!

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 4 adults and this was our first visit to this Restaurant, although our friends had been many times before. It is essential to book. We arrived at 7pm and were greeted very nicely, and invited to sit in the Bar...More

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant with an extensive choice of dishes, even vegetarian which makes a pleasant change. Sea food dishes are also wide ranging and I cannot fault either the food, the service or the ambience. If you want a meal for that special occasion then...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started off with a drink at the bar . The restaurant was packed as only 2 weeks until Xmas. We ordered our food and were shown to our table. My husband always has the king prawns and I ordered the hot potted crab. Both...More

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a fantastic surprise, taken here by friends, the exterior very standard in its appearance gave no clue to what I would experience inside. Authentic Italian food throughout varied menu, the tastes and smells were phenomenal.It was really hard to choose what to eat as...More

Thank Glen G
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! Amazing food and service in this wonderful place! Steak cooked to perfection and beautiful fresh fish! The staff were excellent with our son,and even did a special half lobster for him! Desserts and cheeses to die for!! Highly recommend,can't wait to visit again! Xx

Thank Gemma K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Visited on a lunch time... no other customers in the restaurant so the service would be good! The food was delicious although I like a much more dense tomato sauce with my spaghetti...maybe that's not the Italian way! The wine was excellent!

Thank CoupeLondon
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Have been before many years ago, which left me with no recollection good or bad. From the outside looks dated and uninspiring. Once inside it is very different, clean, bright but a bit cliched white walls, black and white photos. We were here to celebrate...More

Thank DavidT3766
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Came upon Franco's by chance when visiting Clacton to go to the theatre. What a treat! I had what a thought would be a very basic penne pasta dish with no meat. It was so tasty I could have eaten it twice over! I followed...More

Thank hollylola22
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GILL G
11 December 2017|
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Response from GILL G |
Apparently they DO sell gift vouchers as they emailed me to say they fill do ....
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brendairving06
26 February 2017|
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Response from Hasib R | Reviewed this property |
they open from lunch time to till dinner
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Barbara W
10 November 2016|
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Response from Bruttissimo | Property representative |
Sorry fully booked
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Colne Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Clacton-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01255-42-66-47
Description
A very good Italian restaurant in Clacton. All food prepared and cooked on the premises. Plenty of seafood including lobster and sea bass. Staff extremely friendly and looked after us very well. Highly recommended.
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