Franco Italian Bistro

4.5
870 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Choose outside seating where service was good but seemed a little short staffed. Food was outstanding!

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vipvillaggio
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We stopped coming here several years ago due to service but thought we’d try again. Nothing changed.
They start you out with 1 piece of bread cut into 4 pieces of bruschetta. When we asked for more they said there would be a charge. Later we saw tables getting bread and asked about it. We were told you have to ask. When we asked for more bruschetta he could have offered bread. We don’t like being nickeled and dimed. We were told the entrees came with polenta and escarole but they came with cold rice and cold peas.I think all the plates are plated and the entree is added. The entree is hot but everything else is cold because it has been sitting. Water
Glasses were finally filled as we were getting ready to leave. Eating outside the water gets warm quickly. Happy to see all staff was masked but the man (I think owner) was not. He should set an example for his employees . The entrees tasted good and portions were decent size.

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vipsusans
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious from beginning to end; unbelievable burrata, stuffed artichoke and baked clams. All meals snd drinks were superb. Serivice could use a bit of a refresher as it took a long time to get our drinks etc….

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DennisH
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, great service, entertaining bar scene

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RichardG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Outstanding service by attentive waiter. A lovely evening. Will certainly return!

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vipCarol
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have eaten here many times before. This time did not go so well. The special veal chops were tough and not edible. The Quality of the food and preparation was not the same as in previous years. Not sure what’s going on. Waiter was great.

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vipjossstrow
West Palm Beach
98 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and good service.

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vipSteveR
West Palm Beach
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Decided to try this place out for the first time with another couple. I visit a lot of Italian places so I wanted to see how this place stacks up against the others. When I arrived at 8pm, they were packed so I figured that must be a good thing. Service was spot on, drinks and ambience were fine. My dissatisfaction was with the food. Nothing special. Some dishes tasteless, Small portions. Chicken Piccata was so-so. Not too soft and tasty as it should be, Chopped salad, that my friend had, was bland. She had to squeeze a lemon into it so make it somewhat agreeable to the palette. Not sure why this place is so packed. Perhaps its because there is not much competition in the area for Italian food. Try it out and see what you think.

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AnaN
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Great waiter with a fun personality. Food came out correctly and hot. Everyone’s entree arrived simultaneously (6 people)
Everything was delicious.

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vipmariaa
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipGolfgal
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It’s our go-to place in the middle for when we are meeting people who live north of us. The food is always consistently good. We started with caprese salad, Caesar salad and clams oreganata and then had Veal Milanese, Veal Parmigiana, Veal Marsala and Bronzino. Everything was delicious. Our waiter Gilbert was also wonderful. Great experience, as always.

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vipRonnieG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a wonderful experience at Franco's. We sat outside and had an extremely attentive waitress. The salads were fresh and delicious. My friend and I had the special sole franchise. It was prepared perfectly and was very flavorful. My husband had the mixed seafood over pasta, and he enjoyed it very much. A special trip came with the coffee--the owner brought over a delicious Italian pastry for us to share.

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vipMJGH
West Palm Beach
184 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Franco Italian Bistro provided good service but uneven food at our last visit. The bottle of cabernet sauvignon was served at proper temperature & was good. We liked very much the pear gorgonzola salad. Margarita pizza made a delicious appetizer. The featured fish, sole, was flavorful & served with good polenta. Unfortunately, caci e pepe pasta entree tasted bland. It had minimal cheese & no discernible black pepper. The sauce was thin. It was not hot. My husband added pepper to it from the shaker on the table. Although the caci e pepe disappointed us, we will return to Franco's Italian Bistro & try a different pasta.

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viparena
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual another fabulous dining experience at Franco's. Great place, awesome food and awesome staff! Gilbert is always great when you get him for waiter.

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viparena
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent here. Always an outstanding mean. Service top notch. Gilbert is an exceptional waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh, tasty and service was very friendly and efficient.
Great had with outdoor seating very comfortable.

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vipHamburgler
Memphis/West TN
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was terrific and handled to large table very well!

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vipstacey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional, courteous and kind staff. And the food is DELICIOUS.

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JosephM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and excellent service!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in early 4:30 so it was nice and quiet. Service was excellent and the food was great too.

MJ
vipMJGH
West Palm Beach
184 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Franco's Italian Bistro provided very good service, food, wine on a recent Saturday night. We liked the pear salad with gorgonzola, which had a good variety of greens, tasty pear & gorgonzola. Margarita pizza was served hot & flavorful. Our bottle of cabernet sauvignon was served at the right temperature. The sole francaise special was very good. The waiter had said that it would come with polenta & cooked broccoli. It came, instead, with an oval of fried potato & very small portion of escarole. We would have said to forget the potato if we had known. Caci e pepe was hot & delicious. We recommend Franco Italian Bistro.

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vipAnnie
West Palm Beach
66 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A neighborhood place to grab a quick meal. Nothing fancy, nothing great. Expectations should not be set very high.

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vipKatherineK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The service was good but a little slow. Food was good but have had better on other visits

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish

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julieS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious reservation was amazing an inside table was waiting for us - waiter was very attentive and did an amazing job
Thank you

MJ
vipMJGH
West Palm Beach
184 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Franco Italian Bistro provided very good service of food & wine outdoors. We liked the pear salad, which had excellent Gorgonzola. The thin crust Margarita pizza was a tasty hot appetizer. Pasta with porcini mushrooms & truffle sauce was ordinary. The sauce was slightly sweet, not intensely of mushrooms. The porcini mushrooms were good. Some francaise, a special, was excellently prepared. We also liked escarole & polenta served with the fish. My glass of Pinot noir was too sweet. My husband’s glass of Cabernet was delicious. We recommend Franco’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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BrandiG
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great service, great food! Great atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!

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TheGoodLife
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was so so. When ever I needed the waiter I had to waive for him. Soup was served cold and pasta bologna was so thick, not edible.

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Awesome
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary. Our server James was a pleasant delight. I highly recommend this establishment.

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vipMChoney
Fort Lauderdale
71 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small intimate dining with really good food and service.I was in the mood for authentic simple pasta so went with the calamari appetizer and Rigatoni Bolognese and hubby had the carbonara. All very good and James was our awesome server. Oh and can’t forget the watermelon martini 👌🏼👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!! The food and wine delicious! Service over the top! The only thing is they close too early! 10 pm 😖

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viparena
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Go to Franco's ask for Gilbert you will have a great experience.

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vipLisaR
Naples
68 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Portions were considerably smaller than in the past. For instance, the chicken piccata was only one piece of chicken rather than two for the same price. The Bronzino was about half the size from the previous visit. Food prep and taste is delicious, but instead of going home with leftovers you are able to easily eat your entree.

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allenm
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

not received second vegetable and was told given more of other vegetable which was not true,after paying the check told the owner about another food issue and just walked away not caring at all.

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Raddad
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Long wait for salads (20min or more). When food finally arrived one meal was lukewarm and another was cold. It was apparent that the meals had been prepared and ready long before they got delivered to our table. Short staffing appears to be the problem Very unusual experience for this restaurant.

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vipDivedvm
West Palm Beach
42 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent but not a very warm and inviting place. The host was very abrupt just set a less than ideal tone. Service was decent but nothing exceptional. Overall I would go back but definitely not too on my list. Many other places to choose.

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vipsalvatoreL
West Palm Beach
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent traditional italian food prepared perfectly

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allenm
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

good value and great food and service,will go back again shortly

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Franco Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Franco Italian Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.