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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ristorante pizzeria da Franco is a must visit place if you are touring Lecce and Salento in general. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the waiters are very accommodating and friendly and always attentive to make sure you have the best experience. The owners are...also approachable and have extensive knowledge in terms of the typical local cuisine. There is just one word to describe the food.. AMAZING!!! There is a variety of choices ranging from fresh seafood to other local dishes. I will definitely come back for more.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We had a very good lunch here. The staff was very friendly and helpful sharing advices regarding the food and drinks. Additionally the hot pepper in olive oil with bread was great to try. The liquor San Marzano Borsci on the "spumone" dessert was also...a great advice. I recommend the restaurant for lunch and dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

In the center of town. Nobody speaks French or English but it does not matter. The food is genuine and the service pleasant. We arrived at 8pm and it got really busy at 9.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We ate at Franco's restaurant on two occasions. First evening (Friday) restaurant was very busy with large tables of diners and local family celebrations, we pre-booked our table. Waiter promptly served us, we had Linguine al Ricci (sea urchins) to start followed by fillet steaks...with mushroom sauce, a mixed salad, mixed fresh fruit desert, glass of Nergroamara red and nice Chardonnay. The food was lovely, freshly prepared and tasty. Great attentive waiter who even though very, very busy, looked after us very well with a smile. Second visit restaurant was less busy (Tuesday evening) we chose Anti Pasti meats selection to share, then both decided on a Pizza as we don't normally eat them at home. Diavolo and Quatro Stagione and a mixed salad. For dessert we had panna cotta fruita da bosco to share. Nergroamara red wine. All our food was again freshly cooked and well presented.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were new to this area and in an off the main area resort. We were driving and passed da Franco and decided to give it a try. Happy we did the food was very good and the gentleman who served us was excellent. He...was friendly and did not have our lack of Italian bother him. Their pizza was excellent plenty of toppings which my wife selected. This is a bigger place and it was getting crowded as we finished. The prices are reasonable a good value.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Does this restaurant even exist?! We drove up & down every block in the area of the address given & there is no sign of any Pizzerias!

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Popped on recommendation to avoid tourist traps. It was the first night of August festi weekend, so the town was lit up. The pizza was the real deal. Loved the ambience and general down to earth nature. Also reasonably priced. Good all round.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went to da Franco's for lunchtime pizza, only to learn that they wait until the evening to fire up the wood-fire pizza stove. Not to worry, there was a wide variety of Pugliese tastes to sample. We had mixed seafoods, pastas, and fillets, not...to mention plenty of side vegetables. The food was delicious and the waitstaff were very friendly. We would love to return if in the area again.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful meal in the interesting old center of Levarano. Don't miss the antipasto buffet. Authentic Salento food.

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had dinner once and found the quality of the food not excellent. It's a very popular restaurant, average service and too crowded.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Ristorante Pizzeria da Franco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5