Franco's Ristorante is the perfect combination of old world Italian classics and your new favorite pasta dishes. We've been around for over 27 years and have perfected our craft. Some of our most famous dishes include whipped ricotta tuffo, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and gnocchi.
Our great food and atmosphere helped us earn the honor of being named the Chicago Reader's 2016 "best place for a cheap date" and "best local restaurant."
You will be wowed when you step inside our bright, airy and modern restaurant. You can enjoy a drink at our new marble-topped bar or cozy up to tables with bright red-leather chairs and banquettes in the dining room. In the summer we are happy to offer outdoor seating that allows dogs.
Been here three times now & have had a great experience each time. Food is always great & service is on point. Taken three different people here & all have had a good meal.
Food was amazing. Wait staff not great. Tables a little too close together.
A fantastic little corner spot with really great food. Went there twice within three weeks and will be back very soon!
Great find! Loved the whole experience!!! We will definitely be back.
Absolutely amazing food and staff! My sister and I are obsessed with Italian food and this is our fave!
Other than sitting by the door on a cold evening, we were very pleased with the food. We all loved our salads, entrees and saved room for a delicious desserts. Next time we will ask to be seated in the back.
Everything was excellent!
Very good Italian food at a reasonable price. Very good service and Ambience was nice
Not glitzy or trendy. Just good Italian food served by friendly knowledgeable servers.
It was New Year’s Eve dinner with my family and everything was fantastic! The food was perfect and our waiter was fun and he went above and beyond. My husband and I are already planning to come back,but next time just the two of us for a night out alone. You won’t be disappointed in Franco’s. Enjoy
great meatballs easy street parking and delicious pasta, homeade style
Great food and great service! Staff was friendly and efficient!
Food is always great! Never a bad meal.
The food was absolutely delicious! The waiter was great and personable! The space is small but it is very intimate and wonderful
For a small restaurant like Franco’s we always get spectacular service. Food is always fresh & their specials are great. Despite the close tables in a small area it is very comfortable noise wise. Highly recommend Franco’s!
Food was very good and service ws excellent. Looking forward to the next time.
Yes, the food was wonderfully tasty. We had a lunch reservation and the staff let us linger for a couple of hours at our table. It smelled a little musty when I walked in but once lunchtime food emerged from the kitchen I didn't notice the musty smell. Yes, a winner in my book and would return to this place.
Love this place! Even picked up a Christmas gift card to share with someone else I know who loves this place as well.
First time back in a couple years Still really great & will be back soon
I love everything on the menu and I’ve been here numerous times. The halibut special this weekend was disappointing.
Quaint old school Italian eatery. Service was excellent... the food amazing! Only one issue: tables close to doors/ windows were freezing!
Great server, cute bar and excellent food! The pistachio dessert was amazing
We felt as if we got special service when we arrived about 40 minutes before our reservation time. At first they said we'd have to wait, but as we were situating ourselves at the bar, they found a table for us. So nice. We shared fried calamari among the three of us: Delicious. We had three different entrees and all were very good. The waiter Ralph is personable. Lovely night for us.
Great food and drinks. I was initially worried because the food came out really quickly but it tasted great!
Our second visit and every bit as good as the first. Terrific servers and fresh, homemade Italian recipes. So good!!
Franco’s is a Neighboors gem!
Went out for a birthday dinner.
Excellent food and fast service.
We had the risotto of the day plus the shrimp fra diavlo. Both excellent.
Wait staff is very friendly.
Food was great. We enjoyed everything ordered but they need a dehumidifier. The large duct over our table was sweating and dropping condensation on our table. A staff member addressed the problem by sweeping a towel on a broom on the duct overhead - yes, right above our table as we sat there.
food is always delicious & fresh! Best tiramisu in town!
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Love this restaurant
Love this neighborhood spot...our go to for great Italian food and service.
Awesome hidden gem in Bridgeport.
Service and food were great! It is a small , warm and inviting, space. There were clearly regulars in there and they gave the space a lot of energy. But honestly, I felt like our service was just as good as the service and attention I observed being given to the regulars. I tried Bucatini and my mom had Veal Marsala and we both ate EVERY SINGLE BITE. It was that good. And then we had desserts and also ate EVERY SINGLE BITE. This space is good for families, dates, groups of friends. I can't wait to go back!
Food is always great. Service is great and everyone is very friendly
Always delicious and always reliable, and just a great place for good Italian
Nice local place to enjoy a good meal👍 Staff is very nice and easy to reach by car or bus.
Second time at Franco's and once again it was great. Told my wife about Franco's after my first time and made reservations from Ottawa, Canada to make sure we got a table. We were happy for making the effort.
The calamari and bread were delicious. The shrimp/pasta and sea bass dishes were cooked just right. Unfortunately, didn't have room for dessert. Next time!
Food always good just not the best service this time around but that can happen.