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506 Ivy St, Chico, CA 95928-5147
+1 530-898-9948
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chico, California
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167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I honestly can not say that this is the best Italian I have ever eaten. Because it isn't. But ... it is good Italian and locally owned and operated. I am not a fan of the chain restaurants and Franky's is a great place to get good Italian, and a good price. Nice bar and wine selection. Good place for... More 

Thank Craig M
Magalia, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Franky's has never let me down, the food is great & the service is too. I love all their Italian specialties. Last visit I had a halibut dish that was a nightly special & it was fantastic. Great place for dates or dining with friends or family.

Thank CherylandRicsTravels
Chico, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I visit for lunch or dinner. Everything I've ever ordered has been fantastic. Out of town business apps., Franky's is one of my go-to places. Fresh house made soups and salad dressings. Creative cocktails and daily specials. My favorite is bay shrimp risotto. Franky's is where this local goes. Little sister restaurant to the fine dining, 5th Street Steakhouse.

Thank MsKMcC
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Found this place by accident. Like that it is near the campus except that parking can be interesting. My server was super nice and she worked hard to meet my needs. I can tell you the Ceaser Salad was the best I have had in Chico. My dish was not out of a bag and reheated, it was fresh and... More 

Thank Michael A

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?