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Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria

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Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 5449
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Somerset East, South Africa
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Booking on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings is essential. once you heve been there you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 were tasty and filling. We both loved our lunch. The place is casual and food... More 

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Thank Globaltrotter74
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this review

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

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank dct172017
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 and the traditional veal, chicken and beef entrees. One thing- don't look for inspired green... More 

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Thank Lynne S
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 of the month Franco's is always busy and booking is essential. Will be back soon!

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Thank Geoff W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 full! My personal favourite is the fish soup and the sirloin steak with garlic/chilli/ herbs... More 

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Thank Yawen_kuo
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this review

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

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 done - may you always go from strength to strength.

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Thank peterjohndutoit
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 cream as this broth is just delish! They use the same broth for their mussels.... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is the true type of restaurant of an old fashioned one in Italy. No Glass and chrome here. Having not been there for over a year I was wondering whether it had changed . I was not disappointed. The owner Franco was as always the perfect host. It must be difficult when you have been in the restaurant business... More 

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FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you! It is so pleasing to read your review and this is what makes it all so worthwhile. More 

Durban, South Africa
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great family resturant, relaxed with a small menu, and alway have great specials. No corkage paid on your own wine if u must take your special wine with u. Great personalized attention and service. Advise on specials was awesome and I was made something off the menu and it was a great recommendation .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?