Franco Italian Bistro
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!
Hatfield pork chop pan seared and topped with a light cream champagne mushroom sauce. Served with starch and vegetable of the day
Imported Parma pancetta, onion and egg yolk with parmesan cheese
Cacio e Pepe
Linguine with pecorino romano, butter and fresh cracked pepper
Choose outside seating where service was good but seemed a little short staffed. Food was outstanding!
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.
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….
fabulous food, great service, entertaining bar scene
Great food. Outstanding service by attentive waiter. A lovely evening. Will certainly return!
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.
We had a great meal and good service.
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.
Wonderful ambiance. Great waiter with a fun personality. Food came out correctly and hot. Everyone’s entree arrived simultaneously (6 people)
Everything was delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food is always excellent here. Always an outstanding mean. Service top notch. Gilbert is an exceptional waiter.
Everything was fresh, tasty and service was very friendly and efficient.
Great had with outdoor seating very comfortable.
Our waiter was terrific and handled to large table very well!
Very professional, courteous and kind staff. And the food is DELICIOUS.
The food was delicious and excellent service!
We came in early 4:30 so it was nice and quiet. Service was excellent and the food was great too.
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.
A neighborhood place to grab a quick meal. Nothing fancy, nothing great. Expectations should not be set very high.
The service was good but a little slow. Food was good but have had better on other visits
Amazing from start to finish
Food was delicious reservation was amazing an inside table was waiting for us - waiter was very attentive and did an amazing job
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.
Great food and service!
Wonderful experience! Great service, great food! Great atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!
Excellent all around!
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.
The food was extraordinary. Our server James was a pleasant delight. I highly recommend this establishment.
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 👌🏼👍🏼
Everything was amazing!!! The food and wine delicious! Service over the top! The only thing is they close too early! 10 pm 😖
Go to Franco's ask for Gilbert you will have a great experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent traditional italian food prepared perfectly
good value and great food and service,will go back again shortly
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.