Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar

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237 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fresh, from scratch cooking is the heartbeat of Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar of Fort Lee, NJ. Offering larger portions that are cooked to order using only the freshest produce, meats, cheeses & seafood is our mission and satisfying customers both local and beyond is our goal. Creative cocktails, approachable wines & fabulous dinner specials are a nightly ritual here at Franco's, and quality, friendly service a standard. Proudly serving the community for over 40 years! Come see why our customers rave about our highly Zagat rated restaurant on social media and dine with us weekly. Mangia!
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AlanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Recommend highly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal. The pumpkin creme brûlée was amazing ! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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CarlG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drink. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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DivyaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food and easy parking. The host and waiters were all very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The salad was excellent and homemade dressing stood out. The desserts were all also insanely delicious. I recommend this place 100% to all for a cozy night out.

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vipPalcarrie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and outdoor dining were excellent. Our waiter, Roberto is exceptional. He always goes above and beyond …!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch with the family. Started with their Giant mozzarella stick as appetizer and it did not disappoint. It was about a foot long super crispy, not burnt, and melted in the middle. Came with 2 sauces and was more than what I had expected. For the entree we had lasagnas, which were delicious, not salty, but not under seasoned. It was just right. Portion was very big, enough for 2 to eat. The service was amazing. Will definitely be going back.

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Nici
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my husband's birthday. Everything was great from the service to the food. Always perfect at Franco's Metro.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
297 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local restaurant with good service and very very good homemade food.
This is a winner!!!

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MaribelM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday so I wanted to WOW him since he is such a great man. So I booked an earlier time slot in order to be able to be seated outdoors. The very day before my reservation, I received a call from someone with a robotic voice. She expressed how it would have to be indoors instead. I asked her why and she really did not want to answer my question. I insisted in knowing why and then she explained quite annoyed that there was a special event going on outdoors. She then proceeds to say do you want to keep your reservation or not. Now keep in mind that we have never been to Marcus @ NOHU before and this of course turned me off completely. However, it was too late to reserve another place and I figured the scenery would make up for it and possibly the food. Well, we couldn’t even be accommodated by a window indoors as they were all reserved. At this point, we are just really disappointed and I felt quite embarrassed in front of my boyfriend because like I said I wanted his special day to be extraordinary in a good way. We look at the menu and it was a brunch menu … with no lunch at all being offered. We just made a decision to politely let the very nice waiter know that we were leaving. I understand that money talks as far as an event taking place there but the way they approached it was very distasteful. We will not be returning nor recommending any of our many friends and friends to Marcus @ NOHU!! We ended up going to another Fabolous restaurant that had such great service and food which is Franco’s ………So in the end …. Marcus @ NOHU did us a favor. We spent our money at Franco’s lovely restaurant ….at a place where we felt welcomed and the food was delicious! Ana was great too! She was very nice, polite and recommended the most delicious entrees. We will definitely be returning here!! It is highly recommended!! His birthday turned out to be awesome after all!

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DorisD3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great experience there for mothers day. Waiter and hostess was really nice.. The Manager did bring out the food and checked on us as well.. Ordered cheese pizza and mac and cheese for the kids. The frozen mojito was delicious. Hubby had beer. I ordered angel hair pasta with shrimp and it was good. Hubby ordered the Halibut from the special of the day menu but he said it was bland and needed more seasoning. Had the tiramisu for dessert and it was wonderful! Would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Italian food, a hidden gem. The food is amazing, good drinks selection. Gets crowded, need to make reservations, especially on weekends

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vipBernadetteF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say — deliciously consistent — great service — home cooked with care from start to finished — you are always welcome and are never rushed . . . The perfect place for any reason or occasion.

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vipAmyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite place to go for 15 years! Gene and his team are the best. Food is delicious.

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vipbogie
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dining at Franco's Metro was a very nice, unexpected surprise! Very pleasant interior with an extensive Italian menu. Pricing was very reasonable both on food as well as drinks.
Chicken parm was delicious, perfect amount of breadcrumbs, not overly sauced, huge portions. drinks were reasonably priced. A nice pit stop near home, which did not break the bank. By today's "new" restaurant price policies of making up one year's losses in three weeks philosophies, I will be frequenting Franco's Metro more frequently! Food is delicious, pricing is great, service was professional and courteous, a perfect neighborhood place. Bravo Franco!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was great! We were seated right away and we're regularly checked up on. Would definitely recommend again

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FrankW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both very good.

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vipBriannaC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Everyone was friendly and hospitable. I would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was great! The only drawback is the atmosphere..

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shealittle
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable . great food. excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always leave happily with a full belly and a smile on my face. Guests intake there always pleased with the experience.

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Foodie1218
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice for the holidays

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

host was great and nice offered us different seatings, our waitress was funny and sweet. food was delicious i would definitely recommend and like to return

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vipdrfsf
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Even though it was outdoor dining in a shopping plaza, my wife and I enjoyed the food and the outstanding service.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
297 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local place with excellent food and service.
If your looking for delicious homemade Italian food at very reasonable prices and you are not looking for fancy ambiance this is your place.
You will be impressed by the food

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
297 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a great local place, it’s not fancy but the food and service is exceptional and I highly recommend for appetizer and dinner.
I would pass on dessert, I ordered the Risotto pudding that I assumed was going to be a delicious Italian rice pudding only to realize it was actually store bought Cozy Shack rice pudding.
How they can make such delicious appetizers and dinners and not make their own desserts or order from a local vendor is mind boggling.
I will go back for dinner but not for dessert, the Tiramisu also was a frozen store bought.

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Luv2Golf
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and lunch specials are great! Tables was set up in good distance

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vipJoanM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good. It was a lovely night to sit outside. The waitress was very nice but had a hard time keeping track and following through.

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vipDanielG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Surprisingly enjoyable experience for an italian takeout restaurant cambo. Outdoor dining available (covered) and not in direct sunlight. Mix of 2 person and 4 person tables. Service was very attentive and food price / value was great. Ordered grilled chicken and vegetables and everything tasted fresh. As long as having a strip mall parking lot as a backdrop doesn't bother you, it will be a pleasant experience.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food. One of the best in the area.

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Nancy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite having to eat outside the food was great and the sangria was wonderful. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the company of good friends.

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StephenD
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was good with COVID restrictions for the dining it was a very good time

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vipRobynslp95
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food delicious . Doing a great job during the pandemic by setting up a small outdoor seating area . It's a in a parking lot so certainly not fancy but great food in a safe and clean environment . I always love my meal at Francos !

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vipJoanM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Nice variety. Service was very polite but very slow.

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great ! A little pricey for a shopping center place but quality was good , quantity was good and service was good! A very nice place!

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Nancy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. So was the service. We especially enjoyed the sangria!

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Castle
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service, as always, was excellent. We were a group of 4 and we each had different meals - all excellent. I rated ambiance as 3 because you don't go there for ambiance. The décor is fine for a really good restaurant in a shopping center. I virtually discounted it by giving an overall of 5.
Nice to see they now have a kid's menu. It didn't matter on this occasion but it would have been nice at other times when we came with children and adult portions had to be ordered.

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vipSharon28
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’re very accommodating for gluten free diners and they have good wine by the glass. Salads always delish

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vipPaulaK
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal is a special occasion when you dine at Franco’s. Freshest seafood - we had fried calamari, crisp and tender, and shrimp with creamy pesto gnocchi, generous portion as well. Chicken Francese is a favorite dish and the purse pasta dish was incredible. Best staff anywhere.

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HeatherH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipPaulaK
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo is the best waiter ever! Absolutely delicious meal tonight. We are regular customers at Franco’s and we’re excited to dine with our entire family tonight. Our grandson was catered to as if he were a prince! He completely enjoyed his meal of garlic knots, pasta and broccoli. Once he was settled in the adults dined on hot antipasto, calamari both fried and Asian style. Amazing. All of our meals were cooked to perfection; chicken Parmesan, shrimp scampi, salmon Oscar, and purse pasta. Generous portions and cooked to perfection. We ended the meal with espresso and cappuccino and tartufo. Thanks for another memorable meal!

FAQs

Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 461-6651.

Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar is rated 5 stars by 237 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.