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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!
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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: (201) 461-6651
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant never shines but always delivers good fresh food. We started with a burata special. The positive was the cheese was room temperature, the negative was it was the smallest ball of burata I have ever seen. My wife had a shrimp marinara and I had a chicken with eggplant and mozzarella. My wife had vegetables with her shrimp. I chose a side of linguini pasta. Bread was warm and fresh. Nice touch with garlic knots too.
Their New England clam chowder and white bean soup is amazing. The clam chowder was by far one of the best I have ever had. The restaurant is nice and clean. The manager Gene always walks through and is very nice
Wish the lunch sandwiches had side options even if small other than chips since health conscience. Other than that very happy. Oh the wedge and the chipotle chicken wrap are very good too.
I went there with a group of 10 for a birthday dinner on a blustery, rainy night and the place was packed. Definitely recommend making a reservation for a weekend dinner. The service was great, drinks were delicious, the food was impeccable. Living so close, I'm surprised that this was my first time here. Friends have always recommended Franco's and I always said I would go. Well now, I will be returning very shortly. The menu offers a variety of items, I had the SOS Pasta (shrimp, octopus, scallops over fettuccine in fra diavlo sauce) and it was so good!! It was spicy but they also offer it in a sweet sauce. Very very good! They came out with dessert and sang happy birthday to my sister, with a candle in her tartufo. The zeppoles with chocolate sauce was divine!!! My grandmother even put some of the chocolate sauce in her cappuccino (lol!) she couldn't get enough of it. Overall very happy with our choice to celebrate at Franco's.
We love Franco's! My husband and I went with another couple, and we all were quite happy with our meals. We had the specials (after hearing the waiter's mouth-watering description!), and they even were able to accommodate my friend's gluten-sensitive palate. Happy to say that the dishes did not disappoint. The scallops were perfectly seared, the pasta was fresh and the carbonara sauce was delightfully creamy and delectable!! There was a miscommunication between us and the waiter at one point, but he was able to rectify it immediately -- and even offered us some scrumptious zeppoles to make up for the minor screwup. The service was otherwise excellent -- the staff very friendly, the food was mind-blowing and the company was delightful. Couldn't ask for more!!
We shared two entrees, chicken Luis made with a grilled chicken breast & the green fettuccini primavera. Both were delicious. We shared the Nutella creme brûlée for dessert which was tasty, but was more like pudding as it didn't have the crunchy layer on the top. The staff was overwhelmed as it was Valentine's Day. I wouldn't have gone anywhere without a reservation.
Good middle-of-the-road nonchain restaurant here. Interesting menu. My portion was so huge it was almost kind of off-putting. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan, and was served 3 huge chicken breasts. Really about 3 times what I wanted to eat. The server was efficient, but not very friendly.
What a great find! We chose this place on a whim, and boy we are so glad we did. Menu has great choices, it's a very cozy family hot stop. The food was delicious, fresh, served nice and hot! Just like I love! The service was excellent as was our waiter. The portions are very generous! So make sure you go hungry, and I'm sure you'll still leave with doggy bags! I can't wait to go back again and again to try everything on the menu!
Francos is our favorite restaurant of all time! We recently celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary which we share with another couple and decided to take them to Francos. Our friend is in the restaurant business and was so impressed with the overall quality, quantity and presentation of our dinner. We ordered a variety of appetizers to share; fried calamari, clams on the half shell and hot antipasto. The calamari was tender and light. The clams were delicious and fresh. The hot antipasto had generous portions of stuffed mushrooms, eggplant rollatini and a variety of seafood. My friend and I both had the gnocchi special for our main course which was prepared with a delicious truffle cream sauce. We should have shared the meal because the portion was huge! My husband had his usual chicken parm dish which is always perfectly prepared. Also, the broiled scallop dinner was impeccable. We finished off our meal with cappuccino, tartufo and cannoli. All outstanding! We were happy to see Gene at the end of our meal. He is the most professional, thoughtful and talented chef/owner. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
What can you not say about Franco's? We have been coming here for more years than I can remember. The food is wonderful. Love the Healthy menu options too!! And the garlic knots!!
Always the perfect meal!!! Don't forget desert!! Just go and enjoy it. I would suggest a reservation, because we are not the only ones that think Francos is wonderful!!!
We really enjoyed our visit to Franco's Metro, the food was great and the service was warm & genuine. We found it to be very affordable and the menu was filled with Italian/American favorites that hit the spot. Flat Bread pizza was a delicious appetizer choice and the Veal Chop was better than a steakhouse. We will be back.
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