Franco's Metro Restaurant & Bar

4.8
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203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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!
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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. So was the service. We especially enjoyed the sangria!

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service, as always, was excellent. We were a group of 4 and we each had different meals - all excellent. I rated ambiance as 3 because you don't go there for ambiance. The décor is fine for a really good restaurant in a shopping center. I virtually discounted it by giving an overall of 5.
Nice to see they now have a kid's menu. It didn't matter on this occasion but it would have been nice at other times when we came with children and adult portions had to be ordered.

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’re very accommodating for gluten free diners and they have good wine by the glass. Salads always delish

PK
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal is a special occasion when you dine at Franco’s. Freshest seafood - we had fried calamari, crisp and tender, and shrimp with creamy pesto gnocchi, generous portion as well. Chicken Francese is a favorite dish and the purse pasta dish was incredible. Best staff anywhere.

HH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

PK
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo is the best waiter ever! Absolutely delicious meal tonight. We are regular customers at Franco’s and we’re excited to dine with our entire family tonight. Our grandson was catered to as if he were a prince! He completely enjoyed his meal of garlic knots, pasta and broccoli. Once he was settled in the adults dined on hot antipasto, calamari both fried and Asian style. Amazing. All of our meals were cooked to perfection; chicken Parmesan, shrimp scampi, salmon Oscar, and purse pasta. Generous portions and cooked to perfection. We ended the meal with espresso and cappuccino and tartufo. Thanks for another memorable meal!

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have an enjoyable meal at Francos..from salad, pizza, pasta, wines, dessert. Good service...friendly ambiance.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent food and service.

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely warm ambiance. Good service...a cozy Italian dining spot with thr best Margarita pizza in Bergrn county. Good eggplant rollatine... delicious apple walnut salad. Love their affagato for dessert.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food.

OT
Adelaide
15 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Franco’s. The food and service is always great. My family has their Franco’s favorite dishes, it’s always a hit.

BD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Team at Franco's always makes you feel like family whenever you visit. The food is always fantastic whether you order from the main menu or the specials of the day! Don't pass up on this gem, it will become one of your new favorites!!!!

PK
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the tri state area. Five star service every day.

I
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We had lunch there and were very pleased. Food was very good large portions, enough to take home. The glass of sangria was like drinking out of a fish bowl very good but too much. I would go back.

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the apple walnut salad...mushroom tortellini... gelato affagato. Cozy restaurant...great service. They have the best margarita pizza anywhere!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual
Great value as well

R
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite local places . It's always delish and the staff is awesome . The drinks are great have a white cosmo and don't miss the the clam sauce !

JZ
Miami
171 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another great meal and good service, a perfect place not fancy to go for great food and service at reasonable prices

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant experience. Our favorite place for a great margarita pizza. Usually start with a delicious salad....affagato for dessert.

LS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The 6 of us enjoyed our evening in your restaurant. The food was very good and plentiful.

JZ
Miami
171 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Not fancy place but really good fresh homemade food at reasonable prices.
I can’t wait to go back and bring friends.

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great italian restaurant...recommend pasta with mushroom...margarita pizza....apple walnut salad. Friendly atmosphere.

PK
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest restaurant in all of Bergen county. They actually rival Arthur Avenue and Rome Italy. You won’t get a better meal anywhere and the service is five stars.

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Service and great Italian food in an unexpected location in a strip mall.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Franco's, which is as good as if not better than most of the reputable Italian restaurants in NYC. Highlights - great pizza (many different varieties), seafood is always fresh, and their linguine with clam sauce is to die for. The staff is amiable and attentive, especially Gene (the owner) who goes out of his way to treat his customers well.

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great rollatine pasta with mushrooms. Their salads are you large and very enjoyable. Nice friendly service.

SK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently yummy restaurant. And live music was a pleasant surprise.

1
New York Area
485 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoyable. Great apple walnut salad.. excellent margarita pizza.. wonder garlic buns. Delicious affagato for dessert. Numerous wine choices. Best pizza anywhere!

L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, reasonably priced Italian restaurants are hard to come by.
Franco's Metro is thankfully, one of the exceptions.
I have eaten there 3 times in the two weeks- all different entrees, all good!
From the Seafood salad to the Chicken Parmesan to the blackened grilled chicken, the food is consistently good.

SR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very disappointed with the garlic knots. They used to be soft and very fresh. The ones we had were hard and seemed stale. The bread we were served was barely warm. My drink order was wrong. The main course, however, was delicious. I might go back but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone.

s
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good quality big portions neighborhood place. If you want a nice traditional dinner a fine place. Ambience and service like a pizza place. Worth visiting for the food

RW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have know Franco and his wife for over 40 years. The quality has never lessened, only improvd through the years. I just keep going back!

SF
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Solid Italian classics and some specials as well. Everything was very good. The restaurant could use some refreshing as everything seemed pretty worn down. A local neighborhood strip mall is their location. All in all, good value for the tasty classics !

KM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I came in for dinner with out of state family on 5/17/19. Reservations were made via OpenTable.
The hostess was very friendly greeting us as soon as we entered. Our waiter was Alex and he was excellent. He took our drink order and went through the dinner specials . He spoke clearly and slowly which we appreciated.
Every one was very attentive to us, even bringing steaming water so we could warm the baby’s bottle.
The food was excellent. The duck appetizer was great. I would not normally order it but my brother did and I am glad he did.
We all enjoyed our entrees. The veal and shrimp with cognac sauce dinner special was outstanding. It should be a regular on the menu.
From appetizers to coffee and desert the food was outstanding.
We will return
Thank you

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian cuisine, the best in North Jersey! Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

MT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Franco's Metro Restaurant on Friday night. The food was wonderful. Great service. We got our table quickly and our waiter was very good. We are definitely returning for another fantastic meal!!

AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vodka sauce is so delicious! They have many gluten free options which is extremely helpful for my new dietary restrictions!

JV
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent . Good portions size and great tasty specials beside the menu. Always gives you bread and garlic knots. They always come to the table with water in a bottle. My husband and I had clams with linguine plenty of tender clams and enough of the sauce with clams. My nephew had a great steak said it was as good as the steak he has in Texas.

BD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franco's always makes you feel like your home. The food is fantastic and the team is always welcoming! This is a must try resturant in Fort Lee!