Franco Italian Bistro

4.4
580 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a romantic evening.

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JL
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined a few days ago and we enjoyed the meal.
The new summer menunis expansive with several fish entrees as well as pasta Chicken and even pork.

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l
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Franco's is always great value and excellent service. All my party enjoyed the evening.

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FB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. I didn’t realize they didn’t offer a children’s menu, which was the only negative. Although they offered to serve half of an entree, it would’ve been better to just have a few basic offerings like spaghetti with meatballs or kids pizza. They also need to have cups for children

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D
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and the evening was great.

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HG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The summer menu last year was a much better value, in that it did not include dessert, which is now does. It costs about $8 more than last year's summer special for this dessert, which is a napoleon, tiramisu or a profiterole. The napoleon is mounds of whipped cream between layers of phyllo dough with 3 pieces of strawberries in it. The tiramisu is too heavy on the rum, and the profiterole is very dark chocolate with a dark chocolate sauce on it. I did not like any of these desserts. I would be much happier with the same options as last summer, and we're giving Franco's a pass this summer.

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g
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

we were seated by the owner , our waiter came and we asked about a few wines, and then we proceeded to order, the way that he took our order, and he was difficult to understand, both because of his accent issues and because of the noise , he indicated that either soup or salad came with the meal, when we were finished, all of the salads and the one soup were charged on the bill, we asked for the owner and we were told he left, we asked for the manager and he just said that is the way it is charged and walked away, he did nothing about it, we will not be going back

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L
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a round table of 8 guests on a Tuesday night Service was excellent. Waiter was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Staff was helpful as well. Everyone loved what they ordered. Food was hot and very tasteful. We’re we’re lucky to be able to have their summer special. Three courses- many choices. Desserts were delicious. It’s my go to restaurant for delicious italian food. Oh, did I say the crusty bread was amazing. Enjoy!

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick was terrific! He's a Positive asset for Franco's, and they should do whatever it takes to keep him! The only issue is there was a table for six at the other end of the restaurant, and the people there don't know how to behave in a restaurant. They made sure everyone in the restaurant heard everything they each said. I wish I got their names, so I would make sure before the next time I planned on going to Franco's, they wouldn't be there. LOL.

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BH
Meath
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but they ran out of deserts rather early.

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R
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was great. Started out with happy hour at the bar then sat outside for our dinner. Molto Bene

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JW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy. Takes away the quality of the food

Franco Italian Bistro
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hi Jim, sorry to hear that it was too noisy when you came in. Normally it is a very nice ambiance to enjoy your meals. Hope we can earn your 5 star next time you come in! Or try sitting outside in our beautiful patio area where it will be more quite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together with out of town fam

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MC
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mother’s Day was made better by my family and your food and service. ❤️

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E
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Mother’s Day

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CO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good

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RR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived 30 minutes before closing and were taken care of with a smile

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SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We did not love our table as it was right by the door. This was our first time at this restaurant and given the food quality and the service quality, we would definitely go back again and next time (knowing the layout) we would be more specific about where we would like to sit AND make our reservation further in advance to give them the chance to accommodate our request.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a marvelous experience with Greta food and wonderful atmosphere!

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant however felt a little rushed

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes were great. The pork chop is to die for. Moderate prices and probably the best Italian restaurant in South Florida.

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C
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A great relaxed dinner with friends. The food is always good. Tastes very fresh and just cooked.. The wait staff very pleasant and helpful

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JL
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovley dinner at Francos .The veal Marsala was just delightful thin and tender with a side of Spagatini with garlic and oil Yummy
The carpaccio was perfect as well . We loved dining at this great place!

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DD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is very good as far as the food goes. We had a reservation but the only take available were right in front of the door. So we had to wait at least 30 minutes. The bartender was extremely friendly and nice and the bar area was very warm and inviting. We all felt that the waiter should have been more attentive. He kept telling us we were getting the brushetta, we asked twice. It never came. He then blamed someone else. Ultimately it was his own fault. The pork chop was incredible. I would go back but perhaps not on a Saturday evening.

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DR
Miami
141 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food fairly priced. Service was good. Noise level was okay.

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FG
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tough veal. Lousy waiter . Small portions on eggplant.

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BJ
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Although the food is generally good, they are skimpy with the sides. If you get the standard sides, they are a stalk of broccoli & one potato. If you chose pasta instead of the potato, they omit the vegetable & give you a tiny portion of pasta. And I thought this was tacky. My husband ordered the veg/potato combination with his fish. His plate came instead with pasta. When he showed the mistake to the server, he removed the whole plate instead of returning with a separate plate of the sides. Cheap! This was our third visit because we liked our meals but each time server was rude, inefficient and not at all attentive. We will not return.

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j
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Way over priced dined all over the world dinner for 2 with one drink each 2 tiny salads and meal over $100

Franco Italian Bistro
Responded on June 4, 2019

Sorry to hear about that, we don't hear that type of feedback often at all really though. We apologize you feel this way but we currently have a New Summer Menu which is a 3 course meal for only $29!

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CH
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. Their wine is rather pricey so we opted to bring our own and pay the corkage fee of 15$ per bottle.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Wellington by far and really as good as any Italian restaurant in the county. Very consistent

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o
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. For many years, the most consistent "go to" option for us in our community when we crave great Italian! My wife and I enjoy their bone-in Veal Chop Parmesan which is always wonderful. As well, the fried calamari is the best we can find anywhere we go. Our server was amazing and we look forward to a quieter summer when the crowds are less.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. First time there- won't be our last.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

This is a very pricey restaurant. My husband ordered veal pizziola with spaghetti. The portions served were extremely small. The veal was tough although the tiny portion of spaghetti was good. My red snapper was good. It came with mixed veggies which were tasteful. Since my husband was not pleased with his meal we will not be returning. The meal cost approximately $65.00 before the tip and was not worth the money. Especially when u can go to Mama Mia’s or Cusina Moderno for an excellent meal and reasonably priced.

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BB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was lovely and less noisy than inside. The menu is outstanding. We will be back.

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JM
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great food and service at Franco’s!

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r
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its our favorite place in Wellington. The service is great and the food is very authentic. You would think you're eating in Italy. It is always full when we dine here because of their reputation. I highly recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was bad and horrible value for the price

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter checked on us only once during the entire dining experience… Such a shame… Food was excellent but the waiter totally ignored us… and we are loyal guests who go there quite frequently and refer friends to Franco‘s!

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B
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good is very tasty but portions are small. Their bread is excellent. Caesar salad was not great. Eggplant is very good.

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