Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar

4.6
230 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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnZ
Miami
279 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
11 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
7 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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vipFrankW
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
Miami
279 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
Miami
279 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
11 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
15 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
25 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
190 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
15 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
21 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
70 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
70 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!

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vip1njgal
New York Area
516 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have an enjoyable meal at Francos..from salad, pizza, pasta, wines, dessert. Good service...friendly ambiance.

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LarryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent food and service.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
516 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely warm ambiance. Good service...a cozy Italian dining spot with thr best Margarita pizza in Bergrn county. Good eggplant rollatine... delicious apple walnut salad. Love their affagato for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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Keyla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Franco’s. The food and service is always great. My family has their Franco’s favorite dishes, it’s always a hit.

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vipBDonovan
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Team at Franco's always makes you feel like family whenever you visit. The food is always fantastic whether you order from the main menu or the specials of the day! Don't pass up on this gem, it will become one of your new favorites!!!!

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 4.6 stars by 230 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.