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Franco's Italian Restaurant

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42 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 8648
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17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Alice springs
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent meal of veal with avocado a very nice glass of red wine The service was quick and the staff courteous Finished off with dessert and a very tasty afogato Would highly recommend the place for a relaxing meal

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Thank Alan2009j
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we chose Franco's for dinner after checking out other places to eat. We did not have a booking but that was no problem. Service was prompt and pasta dishes we ordered were excellent. I can definitely recommend their lemon gelati too.... perfect after dinner palate cleanser. BYO option allowed us to enjoy a wine we'd purchased that day... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not up to reviews. Surrounds nice. Staff friendly. Music good but too loud. Food serving and price good. Food was bland. Wife's dish was lacking taste while mine was reasonable but no taste of chilly that was added. They gave us a small discount based on taste. Gelato was nice.

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Thank Geoff M
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here based on the reviews whilst visiting Launceston. One of dishes , we both had was a dish that had steak as the main component and named after the name sake Franco. Thinking this would not doubt be a chef signature , we both elected the same. Vegetables and accompany sauces were spot on, but both steaks were failures... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited from Sydney while travelling in Launceston. Found this restaurant while driving around the city late on a Saturday night. As a drop in - was pleasantly surprised. Staff friendly and very accommodating. Sat in a front window and was waited on in true fashion. Ordered the veal plate with lemon sauce and the crummed chicken and beautiful orange and... More 

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Civitavecchia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had researched where to eat while in Launceston for a weekend away and Franco's sounded perfect. Unfortunately that was not what we got. The restaurant was super busy and the staff were polite and absolutely doing their best but it didn't make up for the disappointing meal we received and the time it took. For entree we waited 1... More 

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Thank Vicki T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner after a day of hiking and comfort food was the order of the day. Pleasant staff, tasty food and great deserts made this a good place to eat. Good value and the recommended Italian wine was great.

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Thank Colin P
Adelaide
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Franco's with friends because we felt like pasta and the other two Italian restaurants in Launceston were closed, according to their websites. Thank goodness, as Franco's was excellent. Delightful, happy ambience. Smiling, welcoming staff. And excellent food - what more could you ask! The veal with mushrooms and cream was melt-in-the-mouth, with just enough crisp vegetables to compliment... More 

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australia
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249 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My ravioli alla panna is possibly the best pasta I have ever had. It arrived about an hour and a half after we did. The restaurant was very busy but even so - too long. On the other hand the staff were very pleasant and apologetic and we seem to have gotten our garlic bread for free. The other meals... More 

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Yarrawonga
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Called in for dinner, we had no booking and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Nothing was a problem and the meals were plentiful and delicious, topped off with a bottle of Italian red wine, beautiful. Also just around the corner from the Hotel Grand Chancellor where we were staying.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 8648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?