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Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria

Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 5449
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“la pizza” (2 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, excellent service - good old fashioned family Italian restaurant, found the service particularly impressive, food delicious as well

Thank mellie20002017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing good things about Franco's we were keen to experience it for ourselves. Overall it was an underwhelming experience. The pizza base was thick (think old school Pizza Hut) and borderline soggy. Dessert was more disappointing - ice cream and chocolate sauce should be...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This excellent Trattoria is an institution in Park View. Excellent meals served with the care that only a family run restaurant can deliver. The daily specials written on a chalkboard are always delicious. the wood fired pizza oven produces possibly the best pizza's in Johannesburg....More

Thank clive_shepherd
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I finally made my way to this institution. This is after hearing on numerous occasions how great the food is. It's a suburban favorite and going on 32 years should be a sign. Menu is wide but not extensive and typical Italian fare. Our meals...More

Thank Globaltrotter74
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, it's truly appreciated

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Really good food, excellent service and very friendly staff. The prices are really good value. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank dct172017
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review...

Reviewed 6 April 2017

I love Franco's. It has great, comfortable pastas and pizzas and no pretensions. To me the best dishes are the Ravioli di Nonna, the Beef Ragout, the Arrabiata and the Putanesca and I struggle to decide which one to order. There are special baked dishes...More

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Arranged an informal business meeting with out of town associates and, as usual, Franco's produced the goods! Have frequented this establishment on a number of occasions and the hospitality of this family owned and managed operation is top notch! Irrespective of the day and time...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

When we plan a family dinner, Franco's will always be the place to be! The environment is child friendly, the specials are always surprising, portions are big and price is really reasonable! Excellent service! Booking in advance is a must as the place is usually...More

Thank Yawen_kuo
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review.... It makes it all so worthwhile.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is consistently good and their processes function like a well-oiled machine. The fact that they care about each table of customers is testimony to their professionalism. They think long-term (not like so many restaurants that charge excessive corkage and alienate their patrons). Well...More

Thank peterjohndutoit
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Can never go wrong with Franco's! Stumbled across their soups and now I am hooked (and so are my friends!) They do a seafood soup in a tomato base crammed with seafood in this heavenly tomato broth. I always ask them to hold on the...More

1  Thank Nooita
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 5449
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