Franco Italian Bistro

4.4
480 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday- Sunday: 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(561) 615-1551
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
441 at The Point Plaza
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 480 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of seven really enjoyed ourselves at Franco’s. Excellent service and delicious food

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KT
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This local Italian eatery serves standard fare. It's expensive for what is offered. A too large round table for 6 made conversation difficult in a noisy dining room. Consensus at our table was average food. The service however was excellent and attentive.

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BC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The place was lively but you were still able to carry on a conversation.

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D
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Must be a new chef , as we have been bragging about Franco for a while and bringing new people here constantly and well that ended last night! The food took longer than usual and was as a result very dry and tough both my wife's chicken and my veal parm.... my friends seafood linguine was also very mediocre, whom is (was) also a frequent diner. The waiter did offer to replace the entrees however, we are not much on returning food and didn't want to dine alone. He then just offered to comp the coffee (wow). It may have been more appropriate to have management visit the table? Very disappointed....

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MK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was fine but the food was just OK, not hot and the linguini in white clam sauce was nothing special, especially for the cost. We've been here before and the food quality has been inconsistent. Sometimes very good, other times just OK.

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PF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent however portion was rather small for the price.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always very good. I recommend the sole francese. It'always delicious. My friends and I came for this meal. The veal is very good also. The ambiance is nice.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was not our first time, my first time was about 6 months ago,,was visiting my sister who had newly moved to the area, it was probably 930 and most places were closing ,,we went on our phones and started looking franco popped up and we decided to give it a try,,,wow as new yorkers who grew up on italian food we LOVED it . every time i have been back to visit we make a stop ..this last trip i brought a childhood friend who lives in the area she said I'm a real italian this better be good. Well she started speaking italian with the staff and from that point on she agreed with me ..great food , great people.. thank you franco's for a great meal and great night

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JT
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

They just need their help for the season

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FF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been going here for years. Good food and ambiance. However, they just started asking now when you order cocktails, if you want a “Double”, not the sign of a upscale eatery. I hope they stop that nonsense, everyone knows it’s a money maker. Just pour a healthy sized drink as they always have and stop the Double Talk!

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JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu. Meal was excellent.
Bar service was excellent too.

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good

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H
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. The restaurant is beautiful. They have lots of servers but on our visit they stood around talking after the obligatory “how is your dinner?” The music in this beautiful restaurant misses the mark. Playing a pandora station WITH commercials..Kelly clarkson, Whitney Houston? How does that create ambiance in an Italian-Bistro with $30+ entrees?

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g
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding but so was the noise level.

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MR
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Italian through and through. Pleasant outdoor seating.

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A
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food friendly staff. We weren’t disappointed.

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NP
Miami
349 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & Service always good like the chicken & eggplant parm pork chop also very good pleasant Italian restaurant which we always enjoy

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LE
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good menu selections and value on Summer menu. Attentive service with nicely prepared dishes. Noisy venue, especially with full house.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite places to eat in Wellington. A vast offering of great Italian food.

Although the food is great the staff is even better. They have a fun personality about them.

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BH
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The summer special is an excellent value. The food is delicious.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Had chicken franchise and chicken was so hard to cut it should be soft. Wouldn't order again

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RD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

$20 summer special s great - ends 10/15. Do not miss!

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EP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This place is hit or miss. I’ve had very good meals and not so good. Last meal was extremely salty, as was my wife’s meal. Either the chef was not very good or they were covering up tasteless meat. Nice size pour of glass of wine. But the poor entrees made this experience one I do not want to repeat.

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, and a menu that makes me want to come again so I can try the other items on the menu!

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Z
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Food delicious, waiters presented everything beautifully. Have been there many times and will go back again.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was great,

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out

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l
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

had a summer menu for $20 food pasta was drowned in sauce

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

SUMMER MENU IS TERRIFIC. HUSBAND HAD THE CHICKEN ESCAROLE SOUP AND LOVED IT. SOLE WAS DELICIOUS. HAD A GREAT TIME.

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R
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel a nice connection when I dine there with Italy. The owner comes from Naples Italy where my family is from. A wonderful restaurant to relax and enjoy a great meal.

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B
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Summer Special menu— A good value& nice selection. The portions are very generous. Nice to have complimentary Bruschetta when we sat down. The bread is delicious & more was brought over when we requested it. We ate outside on a pleasant evening. There were fans & it was quieter than inside the restaurant which was very busy & is exceptionally noisy.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is our 3 rd time and going back again
We enjoyed the ambiance and the menu we is varied and everything is prepared esthedically
pleasing and flavorful.

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g
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We took a couple who had never been to Franco's and whose children (adult) live in the area and always go out to eat. So there is opportunity for more business. I do not eat peas or potatoes (on Weight Watchers) and when I told the person who brought the dish he took it back and waiter came back and said, "no substitutions" but for the charge I can have a salad. OK. He take s a bread plate puts some greens on it and I found out later that he charged $8.00 the full price for a regular salad. I called management and I am waiting for a return phone call. Iffy if we will go again.

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PS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Franco's numerous times and never been disappointed. The food is excellent; the presentation is beautiful and we have gone back numerous times. My favorite dish is the veal chop with tomatoes. Yummy.

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S
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Franco's and bring friends whenever they want a delicious Italian dinner with excellent service. Never had a problem. Always wonderful and the food is consistently delicious!

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MG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service is great. The owner and his wife make sure every customer is take care of. Can’t beat the summer specials.

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T
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and sizable portions! Summer specials that are more than worthwhile!!Service was great!

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RA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Never disappointed in any dish we've ordered!

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w
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always wonderful & the Summer Menu deal at $20 is great,
However, "short" martinis at $14 is out of whack with reality.

We always try to sit outside where its quieter & easier to relax.

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l
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Franco's for their summer menu. It was a wonderful meal for $20 a person. First, we had a lovely glass of wine with their house brushetta. Next we had a delicious Caesar salad which was part of the special. My husband had a moist and flavorful pork chop with a side of spaghetti with a mushroom sauce. I had a chicken dish with eggplant, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. Everything was very good. As an extra we ordered a dessert which was good also. Our only complaint was that we were finished in under an hour and the waiter did not change our silverware after the salad course. We would definitely return

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