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506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
+1 530-898-9948
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have come back to Franky's quite a few times in the last few months. In Dec we brought out of town visitors here and they loved it! Fantastic wine list and daily special is a deal! They also have small place specials and a great pizza special. Happy hour fro 5-6 so get there early. GREAT selection of wine... More 

Thank poppyhill
Durham, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I heard of this great restaurant in downtown Chico, Ca. and we were not disappointed. We ordered cocktails from the full (beautiful) bar and the drinks were delicious. The fresh warm bread came with a plate of olive oil and garlic.. Our salads and then our meals came shortly afterwards. The food was excellent as was the... More 

Thank pjmama4u
La Palma, CA
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480 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I had the Marinara Lasagna with salad for $16. It was just average. I tried a piece of my brother-in-law's Pepperoni pizza. It was not that good. My brother-in-law agreed with me. I did enjoy the Hahn Pinot Noir for $12. Others in our party enjoyed their food. Busy restaurant for a Saturday night. Very good service. No problem finding... More 

Thank David from La Palma
Paradise, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent as usual, we normally have pasta, but decided to have the half sandwich lunch special today. We're too busy the next few days for leftovers and we can never finish the pasta dishes. We made an excellent decision. Totally satiated.

Thank firstbcso
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great local place. Go early. We are not big eaters and during the winter like to eat early so Franky's happy hour works great for us. Wine is half off by the glass and there is a pasta special as well as other happy hour food choices. Pasta special for Happy Hour includes caesar salad. We usually order a pizza... More 

Thank poppyhill
Chico, California
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

In the heart of college "Greek territory" Surrounded by fraternity and sorority houses, this restaurant serves pizza on the go as well as full-on service inside a warm dining room. A variety of pizzas are available, including gluten free options. Pastas are abundant and specialty of the day is also offered. Tonight my husband was satisfied with peppers and onions... More 

Thank zushkart
Paradise, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

great place for Italian food great atmosphere great service great place for families or on a date night

Thank roarho
Paradise, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Franky's is always great. The restaurant is small so we always get there early to make sure we can get a table. The pastas are really delicious as are the salads. Very nice wine list with reasonable prices. My husband loves the lasagne and my favorite is the Pasta Basilico which I order without the chicken. Very well-stocked bar. One... More 

Thank TamarindaL
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Franky's continues to be our favorite Italian restaurant. It is small, cozy, and offers good quality food with friendly service. Their pasta, bread, and salad are tasty. Have never tried their pizza. They serve great iced tea and have a nice wine list. Give it a try.

Thank Katibugger
Chico, California
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This restaurant is a local favorite, and local owners as well. The food is the best and the bar is also fabulous. It's pretty crowded , especially when the college is in session! We usually slip in during the summer :) Highly recommended!

Thank sungal99_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-898-9948

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?