About Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar
Fresh, from scratch cooking is the heartbeat of Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar of Fort Lee, NJ. Offering larger portions that are cooked to order using only the freshest produce, meats, cheeses & seafood is our mission and satisfying customers both local and beyond is our goal. Creative cocktails, approachable wines & fabulous dinner specials are a nightly ritual here at Franco's, and quality, friendly service a standard. Proudly serving the community for over 40 years! Come see why our customers rave about our highly Zagat rated restaurant on social media and dine with us weekly. Mangia!
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Route 46 West
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full Trays to Go Menu Available as well as scheduled weekly deliveries and off site black tie profesional catering.
Free & Abundant Private Parking Available
Private Party Facilities:
In House Party Space Available for up to 55 Guests.
Private Party Contact:
Gene Bazzarelli: 2014616651x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The chicken special was very good...spic ...
The chicken special was very good...spicy.
Not a bad place for family gathering
The food was good, not exceptional. The pitcher of Sangria we ordered was mostly ice and not much Sangria (for $25 I expected more liquid and less ice ). We where a party of 8 and they only brought out one bread basket and one plate of garlic knots for 8 people. A small salad should be included with the meals (salads extra and not reasonably priced). I must say the staff was very kind and courteous. The atmosphere was pleasant.
Okay but not great
The eggplant parmwasamushofbreading. Horrible. Everything else was adequate. I would not return
Great food. Amazing wine selection. Serv ...
Great food. Amazing wine selection. Service is very good. I will return.
Best Italian food
Always excellent! Franco's uses the finest ingredients and all dishes are expertly prepared. The service is five star. This visit we enjoyed cheese ravioli, baked ziti and veal Milanese. Best basic Italian dishes tasted as good if not better than homemade. Extensive special list. My husband had the chicken special that had the most delicious piccata type sauce. We shared a Tartufo for dessert. Coffees and cappuccino are served with a biscotti. Outstanding dinner as always.
Excellent Italian Food
As always, Franco's impresses. Whether for a quick lunch, a dinner meeting, or a romantic night out you can count on Franco's.
Great food, great service
We went to Franco's on a Friday night at about 6:30. I did make a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. The restaurant was crowed so I'm glad I called for the reservation. The food was great and the servers were very attentive. We weren't rushed and our food came out at a good pace (I hate when my entrée comes before the appetizers have finished!).
Enjoyable meal with big portions!
We really enjoyed our first dinner at Franco's Metro. The atmosphere was perfect for a New Year's Eve - we were looking for a casual place with good food, as several people in our party had other places to go that night. The restaurant looked very pretty as it was decorated with lights and evergreen trim. The portions were very large. Everyone loved their dishes, and several people took doggy bags home. We were too full for dessert, but they looked delicious, so we expect to try some of them on our next visit. Franco's was convenient to get to, and a perfect fit for the occasion. I highly recommend it.
Great Healthy Gluten Free Options
Best grilled chicken parm anywhere. Extensive Gluten Free menu!
Don't go by appearances. The place is a ...
Don't go by appearances. The place is a great neighborhood find. Authentic Italian, reasonable prices, great service and comfortable decor. Some tables were near kitchens noisy but by the window/ bar area was nice. Great spot!
A surprising find.
Everything is very fresh and prepared well. Portions are very generous and they are very pleased to pack up any extra for you to take home.
My wife and I love going here for very g ...
My wife and I love going here for very good iris loan food. The service is excellent and the ambiance is very good.
Always Consistent, Always Good
Great neighborhood gem that is unassuming in a strip mall off Rt 46. Best pizza in the area. Food and Service is always very good and consistent. Very popular on the weekends!
Great local spot, service is superb, food is great
We have come here a few times with our 2 children- toddler and infant. The servers and staff are always very accommodating and nice. The place is usually busy, so we have started reserving a table via Open Table to make sure we don't have a long wait. The food is good- italian. Pizza is awesome, the best we have had since moving here from NYC. It's a little cramped but they have several booths that are very spacious- wait for one of those if you want space. Overall a great spot for dinner. Highly recommend.
9 different dishes all delicious
Yes yes yes all delicious . Calamari and spicy mussels amazing. Flatbread pizza delicious. . Homemade gnocchi the best ever
A Reliable, Go-to Neighborhood Restaurant
Nothing special but nothing disappoints -- from the garlic knot rolls to the workman-like desserts, Franco's always comes through with good Italian food, good value and friendly, efficient service. Keep up the good work, Franco's!
Delicious large portions. Friendly acco ...
Delicious large portions. Friendly accommodating service. Excellent evening!
Very disappointing visit! We have eaten here many times before. This time on a Sunday night with a reservation ,we waited 40 minutes! The table was cleaned off,but not set. The drink order was not delivered correctly, two out of 3 glasses of wine were served, one salad was forgotten,numerous requests for more bread,fresh pepper and Parmesan cheese were ignored. They were busy, and apologized , but there was no excuse for such bad service!!
Great place close to home
I used to go to Franco's all the time years ago and forgot about it. I am pleased with their gluten free pasta and pizza. Adore the salads, linguini and clams and the nutella creme brulee. Sparkling snowflake martini is a taste of Christmas all year long. The wine list could improve. Prices are reasonable. I guess my only issue is it is oddly located in a strip mall so it does not have a "night out" feel more a comfy, family dinner or casual week night location. My husband raves about their sandwiches with homemade chips. I also like them for delivery.
Great Margarita Pizza...diverse mrnu...l ...
Great Margarita Pizza...diverse mrnu...lovely local dining in a pretty and cozydeco setting.
We read the reviews on OpenTable and decided to celebrate our son's 2nd birthday at Franco's. I wanted to keep it simple and affordable but hoped to get good food. I was a bit hesitant as I pulled into the parking lot because it was located at a strip mall, but we were warmly greeted by the hostess and were immediately made to feel at ease. The menu was extensive but we shortly decided on the Creamy Pesto Gnocchi, Rigatoni with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage, and the special of Bucatini with meat sauce and burrata cheese. My wife felt that her Rigatoni was a bit under-done. I thought it could have used another minute in a boil for her taste but I liked it the way it was. Every other entree was delicious especially my bucatini (which my wife ended up commandeering.) We finished off with dessert, but I didn't appreciate the lack of a brulee shell on their otherwise delicious Nutella creme brulee (I make creme brulee myself and take pride in it.) However, I wouldn't necessarily judge any resto on dessert unless they have a pastry chef (which Franco's doesn't to my knowledge.) All in all, it was a surprisingly good experience and we will definitely be back.
Always good food and good service.
Hostess is fantastic. Food always delicious. Sword fish special was excellent.
We love Franco's!
Always a good experience. Great food, interesting drinks, attentive service. Special touches like garlic knots. The pizza is outstanding. Gene has a good thing going here!
A real neighborhood gem!
Unassuming in a strip mall, Franco's has the best pizza in an area dotted by pizzerias. Restaurant offers classic southern Italian specialities. Food is consistently good, all made to order with fresh ingredients . Restaurant is beside their take out pizzeria and gets very busy on weekends.
nice surprise, i would call a hidden gem- have not been in a while, but thought i would try again- and glad i did- as soon as i entered i could tell things were different- greeted warmly, place was buzzing, nice bar, nice menu, food and service were both worth the trip and a return
Wonderful food with substantial portions ...
Wonderful food with substantial portions. Waiters very knowledgeable. Menu is quite varied. I've never had a bad meal.
Great service and food. Really happy we visited Franco's. Next time we are back home for a visit we will come again.
MY family and I have been coming here for years. We always celebrate our birthdays here. We love the server Leo, we have him every time. This place is truly fantastic.
Food was delicious, service was very goo ...
Food was delicious, service was very good. We were not rushed. People were friendly.
Nice local restaurant with a good bar and good food at reasonable prices. I would go back.
Our first dining experience at Franco's Metro could not have been better. Antoinette stopped by to chat; the waiter was tremendously attentive and best of all, the food was outstanding! We live at the far end of Brooklyn, NY and met friends, as a half-way point. We wouldn't hesitate to travel back there for the food; prices and service.
The food was good with reasonable prices ...
The food was good with reasonable prices. What impressed us most was the excellent service. All staff was helpful, friendly and competent, what you'd expect in a much more upscale restaurant.
Francos is a cozy neighborhood restaurant that is always welcoming. Nice italian menu…good pasta, great salads and excellent margarita pizza. Always bustling with guests, there is nice energy here. Warm and friendly..a good choice.
Visited Franco's Metro during a business trip. Sat at the bar for dinner and was treated like royalty! Food was superb and service was 2nd to none.
Always a favorite
Franco's is a favorite with the food, well made cocktails and personalized service. The seafood is wonderful on a Friday evening and the pasta is always cooked al dente to perfection. The only drawback this time were some children running wild through the restaurant. Certainly the parents were at fault but somehow the wait service should direct the children back to their table. Neverthless the night was a success and we enjoyed the evening after the children departed with their parents.
Franco's is consistently good. Food is always wonderful and service is outstanding. The best part is that you always feel welcome and valued as a customer. Substitutions are never a problem and they are always happy to oblige. Great wine list. Just a comfortable place. Family run and it shows.
It was my first time dining here, and we ...
It was my first time dining here, and we brought our dad there for Father's Day. The owner was very attentive (reached out as soon as I made the reservation on Opentable) to make sure we were all set. The staff was friendly and the food was very good. We will definitely return!
great family restaurant
Their warm friendly service made our birthday gathering really enjoyable. This place is great for family dining. Portion is generous. Everything was delicious.
Mother's day dinner
They were extremely accommodating..The hostess was fantastic! Food was fresh and delicious. Prices were reasonable. .All in all a great mother's day dinner! Would definitely go again!
My family has been dining at Franco's for years. It's our weekly Friday night ritual and we have had many special lunches and dinners there. The food is great and the staff is warm and attentive. We recommend it highly!
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