Franco Italian Bistro
Franco Italian Bistro

Franco Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.francoitalianbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5616151551
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Saturday: 12:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 3pm - 10pm; Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 441 at The Point Plaza
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Franco Italian Bistro
An Italian getaway, right around the corner! Located in the heart of Florida’s polo community, Franco Italian Bistro is proud to call Wellington Florida, home. Franco Bistro prides itself on providing its guests with an unparalleled and memorable Italian dining experience. From the fresh, quality ingredients that are passionately laid into the foundation of our dishes, to the warm and inviting smiles of our experienced and conscientious staff, we invite you to join us!
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Franco Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (3)special occasion (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent food
    ginacVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great atmosphere and great food! Delicious menu and service was great - waiter was very helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodys
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the food and service were excellent. owner was very attentive with good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Management
    Disrespected
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Terrible manager. We left an 18% tip and were chastised by the manager for not leaving more than 20%. That means the server complained to the manager. In NYC a server would be fired on the spot for doing that.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better First Time I Went
    JMMHVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went to this restaurant two years ago and the food was outstanding. This time everything was over salted and there were four of us who thought so. Most likely will not go back. Perfectly good food ruined from over salting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighbor gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was very good and you cannot beat the summer special dinner. Otherwise prices are a bit high but would recommend Franco to a friend and definitely would have dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    SamC
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food, great service, and it's nice to have a place like this in the neighborhood. The presentation is excellent and their special three course meal is terrific at $25 during the summertime. If I had to give it a negative it would be their selection of teas after our delicious meal. Restaurants always make such a big deal about serving a great cup of coffee but we tea drinkers are given a tea chest filled with an assortment of grocery store teas.. Lucky for me I carry a few bags of Republic of Tea's better teas. How sad that we are treated as 2nd class citizens! Otherwise, it's a keeper
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • decent, not great
    foodmeister
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Took twenty minutes for a server to even come to the table. He blamed the owner. It wasn't busy at all. Once we were served it was fine. Food was decent, not great. Pricey for the level of quality. Might try again, but it's not going to make it if that experience for other diners is universal.
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  • Summer menu at Francos is great
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a nice meal at Francos.There is a prix Fix menu of 3 courses for $25.00 which was lovely.I enjoyed the Chicken escarole soup and a lovely Veal Marsala .I finished with a chocolate filled mouse Profiterole. My dinner companion had Carpaccio of beef . We had a great Super Tuscan as an accompaniment. All together it was $60.00 range .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We decided to go to Franco's for Mother's Day Dinner, and were so glad we did.The food was excellent, as always. We shared a special app of mozzarella with tomato and balsamic with arugula on the side. It was heavenly! We also shared fried calimari, which disappeared in minutes! I loved the special branzino with artichokes, and my hubby got Franco's equivalent of veal marsala with a side of pasta-both delish. One of my boys enjoyed his penne a la vodka, and another his pizza. We were too full for dessert! We ate outside (before the weather becomes prohibitive), which was most pleasant. We were also pleased that the service was excellent, given that it was a busy evening for dinner. The food and service will keep us coming back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary S.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was not our first time dining here. We love the quaintness of this place. The staff is friendly, and food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Franco Italian Bistro reviews archive.
  • goldie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    always agreat meal, good service, never had a bad meal here
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant establishment
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Have eaten here several times and have NEVER been dissapointed regarding both food and service.. We look forward to many more visits...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Restaurant f
    Hermn
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This a very nice restaurant especially for a special occasion. The inside dinning was very nice especially since it was not busy. Food was good and service even better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything about it!
    shrink
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Loved everything about it! Great place to bring a first date or go on any date! Judy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Brought friens this time and they loved it. Great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • this time
    jossstrowVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    we have eaten here several times and this was not our best experience. Service could have been better and the noise level was extremely loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We stopped going about a year ago because of poor service and a terrible waiter. We heard the waiter left so we deceided to give it another chance since the food was always very good. We were not dissapointed. Our reservation was honored within 10 min,our waiter Robert,was excellent and the food and service were top notch. We had guests and they enjoyed,thank goodness. Only negative was noise level but,you could still talk to each other,unlike too many restaurants in this area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at 7:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Noise level was low . this made the evening very pleasant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If they are not going to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    If they are not going to be open when a reservation is accepted they need to change their site. We made reservations and when we showed up they were not open.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but disappointing
    LikeRealitalian
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    After eating at this restaurant several times, I thought it would be a great place for my Wife's birthday. what we got was a poor experience. First off, the food here is always good, I have no complaints there. The service was ok, our waiter was friendly and mostly helpful, but not outstanding. I got the impression other tables were more important to him. The support staff needs some work, the server with the water jug, walked by us several time without refilling any glasses, then when he finally did, he missed mine and attempts to wave him down were futile. All in all, I would go back with a small party (4 or less), but not with a larger group. This dinner was for my wife's birthday and it was disappointing at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good local dining
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    everything here was several levels above average...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitstaff was wonderful. Food
    gearedup2
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Waitstaff was wonderful. Food very good. A generous pour for the wine. Would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Found Franco's a wonderful experience -- sat at the bar for dinner where the service was outstanding. The menu offered some great choices. The food was prepared perfectly and delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    This is our second time at this neighborhood restaurant. We have enjoyed everything we have ordered. The service has been consistently good. We love that it's casually elegant and not stuffy. One note: The description states that the dress code is casua, I believel. You will see polo shirts on men, and indeed, some lighter-colored jeans. However, I've seen shorts only in their patio dining (dinner). Most of the diners have been wearing business casual. My husband, wearing dark jeans and a polo shirt, still felt under-dressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Coco
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The owner did not like a comment made and walked away from our table very angry
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Wellington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This was our third time at Francos and we have enjoyed it every time we went. Great menu and specials. This time we had the pleasure of the owners daughter spending some time chatting with us..She is adorable and knowledgible . If you love Italian food you will love Francos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rita
    Bbdjjd
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We were met with open arms by Rita and her family. Food was great pasta very fresh, and we had many different types. Then followed up by delicious tiramisu and Napoleon. Rita was the best as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Services slow both for drinks
    DrJack
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Services slow both for drinks and food. Had to ask for water, bread numerous times. Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    Rich
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    It was a beautiful Fall evening so my wife and I decided to dine "al fresco". The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was as advertised and made fresh. The Tuscan bread is baked on premise and was delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood bistro...but....
    Josh
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    As a first time visitor to Franco's, I was impresseed with the ambience of the outdoor seating area with candles on the tables as well as the pleasent decor inside. Very tasteful and comfortable. The food was exellent and our server (Giovanni) was very good and helpful. However, they also have a bar area adjacent to the dining room, and there were a couple patrons watching a sports event and they were shouting extremely loudly...being obnoxious...giving the experience more of a rowdy sports bar feel, and much less the romantic, cozy dinner I had hoped for. I might try Franco's again, but if the staff can't manage the environment any better than they did this night, it will be my last visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    LorenVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    What a find! My wife and I love this place and travel from Boca Raton to Wellington for the excellent food and service. The owner is personable and will accommodate special dietary needs
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food/ good value
    steve
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We enjoyed their summer menu that only charged $25 for salad, entree, and desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic, but kid friendly
    Wolf
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Sea Bass was awesome, Chicken was juicy, not really in to the the skirt steak. Wine list was acceptable. Look forward to trying new dishes. Forced son not to get pizza, but the party next to us ordered and it looked great. Definitely will try at some point. Nice having a restaurant that's not a chain restaurant close by. Will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    LorenVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    great food and service .I had the caeser salad and the wild salmon on the summertime menu and my wife had the skirt steak which she said was excellent. Summertime menu is 3 course dinner for $25/person
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant evening at Franco's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Ate outdoor on a nice evening. Quiet compared to the inside which can be loud at times. Have been here a number of times and always happy with the food & service. Drinks are good and decent size. Rita (boss's daughter) is as good as you'll get anywhere for a server. We had their three course summer specials which were more than enough food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations were too high?
    ladydeeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Food was good but not great as I had been told by friends. Summer special dinner was a good value. However, the owner was not present that night and service was off so we were disappointed but can see the place has great potential . Three out of the four of us enjoyed what we had. However, We should have been told that there were no anchovies for the ceasar salad we ordered before we ordered it, instead of after it was delivered to the table. There were a few faux pas in the service that night but believe this is atypical and that it is usually better so we would give this another chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious etc....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We loved every second of this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Menu
    WetravelforfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We have eaten here 3 times on their Summer Menu only. The food is fabulous and the $25 per person deal cannot be beat. We only glanced at the regular menu and it appears it could get a bit pricey. The food however, is terrific and very nice service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious and
    RedheadVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    The food was delicious and our server Rita was the best !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    Jill
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Fabulous food and very accommodating for dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.