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Franco's Pasta

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1708 E Lebanon Rd, Dover, DE 19901-5813
+1 302-677-1946
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 10:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the best Italian restaurant in the area , go to Franco's. The owners are from Italy so you know that you are getting the best Italiano cooking. When I came to Dover, De. I found it extremely hard to find a restaurant that had fresh Veal .Well , go to Franco's and you can get the best... More 

Thank Anna C
Middletown, DE
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I've been to Franco's numerous times throughout the years and it's always been a favorite in Dover. I've never had a bad meal and services is always efficient. My favorite is the veggie hoagie. If you are a vegetarian they have toasted or cold and either is a treat!

Thank bjdav
Camden, Delaware
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We love this place. Hot fresh bread, olive oil for dipping, good salads, great lasagna! Calamari and cheese-steaks are good. Spaghetti and meatballs real good. Nice wine list and staff is very nice. Not a fancy place but real good food! Pizza is very good as well.

Thank kferrell56
amelia island
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Great pizza pies and great subs. Service is always great dine in or dine out! Don't miss out just because of location it will become a favorite once you try it Bon Apetito!

Thank allteal
Dover, De
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A group of friends suggested lunch at Franco's. Having never been there, decided to give it a try. Franco's is in a strip mall near the airbase. Got there early, looked at the place, nothing special for décor, lots of tables. Asked lady at counter where our group was going to sit as reservations had been made. Looked like someone... More 

Thank Jadecs
Dover, Delaware
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Awesome food, good prices, and a friendly atmosphere combine to make this the best place for authentic Italian food anywhere in the area.

Thank Robert K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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520 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We were at the hotel next door and after reading the reviews thought we would try it. Nobody was at the door to seat us, about the time we were ready to leave someone showed up. After we sat down it was along wait until a server stopped by. The service is not impressive. Slow is the only was to... More 

1 Thank Adak C
Camden, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I eat here 5+ times a month. Great food and choices. Excellent tasting food and very large portions. You most likely will ask for a take-out box You will gain weight when you eat here or be very satisfied. The Service is great and the servers are fantastic and have become like family to me. They make and modify your... More 

Thank fcsabbathman
New Castle, Delaware
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, we have never had a bad meal. Pasta is fresh, veggie pizza is excellent, specials are always good too. The waitstaff are always friendly and accommodating. It doesn't look like much from the outside due to the location but don't let that fool you, this is one of the best places in Dover!

1 Thank Julie D
Felton, Delaware
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Franco, Luisa, Carmella et al always make us feel at home. We feel it's the best Italian food in the area. The luncheon specials are also top notch.

1 Thank beauBethlehem_PA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1708 E Lebanon Rd, Dover, DE 19901-5813
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-677-1946

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