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Casale Franco

Papagayo Centre 74 | Top Floor, Dorada Beach side of Centro Papgayo Shopping Center, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 51 96 49
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (387 reviews)
“artisan breads” (13 reviews)
“arancini” (9 reviews)
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Grill, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Papagayo Centre 74 | Top Floor, Dorada Beach side of Centro Papgayo Shopping Center, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Franco’s has a great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. Starters were superb but some of them are mor than enough for two people. Like bread basket (all made in the restaurant and the cheese garlic bread. I had the calzone which was superb...More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Playa Blanca twice a year for two months and eat many times here. Great family run restaurant, Franco and Giselle together with their Son and Daughter-in-Law. Already we have eaten here several times and intend to visit many more times. Have had...More

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot despite being within the commercial centre which we would normally avoid. We had booked as we were a larger party but definitely more casual dining. Pizzas were really excellent and the pastas delicious, but portions a little on the small side for adults....More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a stay in Playa Blanca and felt compelled to leave a review of this wonderful place, where we ate twice during our stay. The sourdough proves slowly for 24 hours before being blasted in a proper wood fired oven at 500...More

Thank MickyBulgakov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here one night of our holiday and it was very good. The food was fabulous, the staff were lovely and the whole atmosphere was really relaxing and chilled out. A wee tip..the risotto balls starter..one between two is adequate if you want to...More

Thank Josebo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us ate here last night. It was the last night of the holiday for 4 of us and we (in our opinion) had kept the best till last. We were wrong! The menu appeared to be the same as last year which, in...More

Thank billypaddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting with the view over the sea, amazing. The food is stunning. I had a pizza which was the best I have ever had, they have a proper wood fired pizza oven. The pizza man was great, I love my cooking so I was interested...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sought out this restaurant as, according to Tripadvisor, it's the #1 place to eat in Playa Blanca. Please let me tell you, it's not worth it. Tripadvisor doesn't normally let me down but this place is pretty poor. I had the tagliatelle gamber (with prawns)....More

Thank SianJ1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find this Italian restaurant is. Delicious food and great service. We had the bruschetta to start, which was topped with tasty tomatoes; followed by tagliatelle bolognese and a pizza. We had no room for a dessert but I enjoyed a divine espresso martini...More

Thank Sandgrounder64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years and to be honest it never disappoints. This time we came with family and they will also now become regulars. We have eaten both pizzas and pasta and occasionally sampled dessert!!!! The staff are always...More

Thank VL1944
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Charlotte C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely is walkable
lynsey w
9 July 2017|
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Response from Derry_Snorkel_Boy | Reviewed this property |
Bus is the best option for going into town from your location - you can choose where you want to get off and walk to Casale Franco (which is consistently good). I'd suggest a taxi back which will probably be around €5
sally w
19 March 2017|
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Response from Derry_Snorkel_Boy | Reviewed this property |
A friend and his son who are both gluten intolerant have eaten in Casale Franco in the past - I think they just explained their requirements when discussing the menu and ordering.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papagayo Centre 74 | Top Floor, Dorada Beach side of Centro Papgayo Shopping Center, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Playa Blanca
  • Phone Number: +34 928 51 96 49
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A new venture from the same team that ran one of London's iconic Italian restaurants.Boasting Lanzarote's only wood-fired oven you can enjoy a variety of home-made Artisan breads, Pizzas, as well as wood-roasted meats and vegetables. We also make our own fresh pasta daily, and have a wide selection of home-made desserts. Our beautiful terrace has some of the best sea-views that Playa Blanca has to offer, and together with spectacular sunsets, and a chilled candlelit ambiance, it is simply the perfect place to relax and enjoy your evening.
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