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Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria

Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 646 5449
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“la pizza” (2 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Tyrone Street | Parkview, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 5 visiting Francos. Reservations is essential. Service was good and friendly. The food was exceptionally good and well presented. The specials are worth the try - our choices were Salsicca Pizza, 2 Del Giorno and Merluzzo - lovely! Will definitely...More

Thank Flip-Alet
Reviewed 13 January 2018

A warm and friendly family run Italian Restaurant in leafy Parkview. Very popular with local residents for good reason. The best pizzas and other delicious Italian comfort food. This restaurant never disappoints

Thank ruths938
FrancoForleo, Owner at Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it's much appreciated .

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Best pollo limone I have had so far. Packed with flavours and still very moist. Real Italian ambiance.

Thank EmielHanekamp
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This family-run Italian pizzeria and trattoria has been around for many years and it offers affordable meals, served with predictable consistency you might only expect from more expensive establishments. Franco Forleo, the ‘patriarch’ of the family keeps a keen eye on what is produced in...More

Thank flashflash99
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Franco’s is a firm favourite with locals and we were delighted to get a table for our dinner with good friends. Being long standing fans, (over at least 15 years) it was good to see this restaurant continues to deliver excellent food, outstanding service, warm...More

Thank Peglegg
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Pizzas and pastas simply excellent. Service very good. We did not have reservación and the Maitre d"h managed to seat us in 10 minutes in a full place. Great. Warm atmosphere.

Thank Bernardo E
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I have been to Franco's several times in the past, mostly eating chicken or veal which were really great! This was my first attempt at a pizza...but what a disappointment! Definately the worst pizza I ever had, eating only one slice! It was supposed to...More

Thank Henning V
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We met at Francos family restaurant for a business lunch and we had an amazing experience. The menu was small but it covered everything. Nice cold beer and great service. We will return

Thank eddell362
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Welcoming, friendly and cosy atmosphere; delicious pasta and risotto. Once a month we go to a new restaurant, Franco's is worth another visit

Thank Corne1302
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Franco's is a long standing favourite of ours. It offers not only the most delicious Italian food in Johannesburg, but also a cosy, family friendly, inviting atmosphere. The staff are all wonderfully friendly and you feel as though you are welcomed into the family, just...More

Thank Jules_G31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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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