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“Mystical Italian”

Franco's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #153 of 678 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Mystical because we're mystified why anybody goes here. Nobody in this place knows what Italian cooking is REALLY like.

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Reviewed 30 December 2011

I am not a big fan of garlic so I am not a big Italian food eater.

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Reviewed 3 December 2011

I enjoy the food and atmosphere. It's not "rock my world" Italian food but it is consistently good.

Thank desdemona31
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

Surprisingly good pasta and seafood restaurant next door to some fast food chains; Franco's deserves a better location. Pasta was fresh and tasty, and cooked correctly (al dente). The shrimp were fresh. House-made vinaigrette was really nice. Reasonably decent wine selection, several by the glass. All in all, a very pleasant surprise and I'll go back again.

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Thank SROVirginia
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

I ate there with my wife and daughter on a stopover in Pensacola on the way to New Orleans on July 20th 2011. Found it quite by accident on returning from a trip across the causeway to the beach. It's a low-key place; but for the most part the food was very good.

My veal pizzaiola was excellent, as was my wife's seafood pasta dish (forget the exact details). The only disappointment was the marinara sauce with my daughter's pasta: she said it was rather "tinny". I guess a general rule should be to avoid the tomato pasta sauce in Italian restaurants anyway... they often don't seem to make it from scratch.

The wine list was OK, and the markup well below average: around $16 for a quite drinkable Chianti.

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Thank xtenkfarpl
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