Welcome to Franco's Restaurant





Established 1992 

Franco's Restaurant is a small family run business which has been busy satisfying their customers with authentic Italian/Sicilian food and wine for over 20 years in a small village situated in Broadstone, Dorset.

Come experience the finest Italian cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, serving a traditional Italian/Sicilian menu.

All our food is freshly prepared on the premises with many speciality dishes coming from traditional Sicilian recipes.​

We cater all types of cuisine dishes, from our famous Pizza's to mouth watering Seafood and whilst dining enjoy our finest selection of wines.

At Franco's we can also cater for special parties from Birthdays to Office parties.

To discuss your requirements, please call us and we will be glad to provide you with more information and even offer a special menu should you wish.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

Lunch: 12pm - 3pm

Dinner: 6pm - 11pm

Sunday - Monday



New & TastierMenu






Antipasti - Starters

Garlic Bread £3.50

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella £4.95
with cheese

Garlic Bread with Prosciutto £4.95
with cheese and ham

Garlic Bread Speciale £4.95
with fresh tomato and cheese

Rustic Breads £4.75
with olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Bowl of Olives £3.75

Funghi alla Mammarosa £6.95
Deep fried mushrooms with pâté in breadcrumbs served with garlic & pepper sauce

Funghi alla Bruschetta £6.50
Sautéed mushrooms, parsley, garlic butter, fresh chopped tomato, toasted bread

Funghi Trifolat £6.95
Cup mushrooms in breadcrumbs fried and served with garlic mayonnaise sauce

Funghi al Pepe Sauce £7.95
Cooked in cream pepper sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese & finished in the
oven. Served with toasted bread

Polpette alla Siciliana £6.95
Home made meat balls cooked with tomato sauce, egg, onions, garlic, red wine,
parmesan cheese & fresh basil (Please check availability with the waiter)

Calamari Diavola £6.95
Calamari rings sautéed in white wine, garlic, chilli, tomato sauce and olive oil

Cocktail di Gamberetti £6.95
Prawn cocktail

Pâté Dello Chef £6.95
Special home made pâté

Sardine alla Livornese £6.95
Sardines cooked with onions, capers, chilli, white wine, oregano & tomato sauce

Gamberoni Farciti £7.95
Butterfly king prawns in breadcrumbs fried with garlic butter and wine

Gamberoni Diavola £7.95
King prawns cooked in oven with garlic, chilli, dry white wine, tomato sauce
and olive oil. Served with bread

Gamberoni al Porcini £7.95
King prawns cooked with wild mushrooms, garlic, olive oil & dry white wine

Bianchetti Fritti £7.95
Fried whitebait

Insalata Mista £3.50

Mixed salad

Patatine Fritte £2.95
French Fries

Pomodoro e Cipolla £3.50
Tomato & onion salad

Funghi in Padella £3.95
Mushrooms sautéed in butter & garlic

Pane e Burro £1.20
Bread & butter


Bolognese £9.95
either with spaghetti, tortelloni, pennette or fettuccine

Napoletana £8.95
either with spaghetti, tortelloni, pennette or fettuccine

Spaghetti Carbonara £10.95
with bacon, egg yolk, cream & parmesan cheese

Spaghetti Vongole £12.95
Baby clams, garlic, onions, white wine & tomato sauce

Spaghetti Franco £11.95
Prawns, mussels, tomato, cream, parmesan cheese and a touch of curry

Spaghetti all’Italiana £8.95
Garlic, chilli, parsley and olive oil sauce

Spaghetti con Polpette £13.95
Spaghetti with home made Sicilian style meat balls cooked in tomato sauce, onions,
fresh basil, egg, parmesan cheese & red wine (Please check availability
with the waiter)

Penne Mozzarella £10.95
Tomato, olives, bacon, basil, mozzarella, cream sauce

Penne Asparagi £9.95
Onions, butter, asparagus, cheese & cream sauce

Penne Diavola £9.95
Tomato, chilli, garlic, olives and olive oil

Penne Casa £10.50
Tomato, ham, garlic, mushrooms & cream sauce

Fettuccine Matriciana £10.95
Bacon, olives, onions, red wine & tomato sauce

Fettuccine Salmone £10.95
Strips of smoked salmon with cream sauce, onion & tomato sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo £9.95
Ham, cheese, mushrooms & cream sauce

Gnocchi Primavera £10.95
Potato & egg pasta with spinach, gorgonzola cheese and cream sauce


Lasagna al Forno £10.95

Cannelloni Vegetariana £9.95
Filled with ricotta cheese & spinach

Cannelloni di Carne £10.95
Minced beef, spinach, egg, mushroom, tomato sauce, bechamel sauce

Riso allo Scoglio £13.95
Rice with mixed sea food in a tomato sauce, white wine, garlic, parsley

Risotto Contadino £10.95
Rice with Italian pork sausage, butter, onions, mushrooms, parmigiano cheese
and tomato sauce

Risotto Bosco £9.95
Rice with mushrooms, butter, onions, garlic, tomato & parmigiano cheese

Risotto Asparagi £9.95
Asparagus, butter, onions, cream sauce & parmesan

Tortelloni Alfredo £10.50
Ham, cheese, mushrooms & cream sauce

Half Portion of Pasta £7.95


"Our Pizza dough and bread is freshly made on the premises"

Margherita £7.95
Tomato, mozzarella & oregano

Inglese £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, ham, pineapple

Boscaiola £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, egg, mushrooms, onions

Napoletana £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, onions, capers, anchovies

Fiorentina £10.95
Tomato, mozzarella, bacon, spinach, garlic

Pisana £10.95
Tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, capers, onions, anchovies, salami, peppers

Pazza £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, mussels, mushrooms, black olives, anchovies, garlic

Piemontese £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms

Vegetariana £10.95
Tomato, mozzarella, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, peppers, black olives

Franco’s £10.95
Tomato, mozzarella, asparagus, ham & sliced egg

Veneziana £10.95
Tomato, mozzarella, mixed seafood

Diavola £9.95
Tomato, mozzarella, salami, chilli

Dolcelatte £10.95
Tomato, dolcelatte cheese & ham

Calzone £11.95
Folded pizza with any filling you wish

Carni - Meat

"All served with vegetables of the day, French Fries or Mixed Salad"

Pollo Volcano £16.95
Breast of chicken topped with dolcelatte cheese, spinach with cream & tomato sauce

Pollo Tirolese £16.95
Breast of chicken covered with parma ham, mozzarella & rosemary cooked
in white wine

Pollo Matriciana £16.95
Chicken breast with butter, brandy, bacon, tomato & onions

Pollo alla Milanese £16.95
Pan fried chicken breast in breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, garlic, salt,
pepper and parsley

Pollo Alla Crema £16.95
Pan fried chicken breast in dry white wine, mushrooms, green pepper corn,
cream sauce

Filetto alla Griglia £19.95
Grilled beef fillet steak

Filetto Reale £21.95
Beef fillet steak cooked in brandy, onions, sliced mushrooms, garlic, dry white wine,
olive oil and French mustard

Filetto al Pepe Verde £21.95
Beef fillet steak flamed in brandy, green peppercorn and cream sauce

Bistecca alla Griglia £17.95
Grilled beef sirloin steak

Bistecca Diane £18.95
Sautéed sirloin steak with onions, brandy, mushroom, mustard & cream

Bistecca alla Zingara £18.95
Sirloin steak cooked in red wine, peppers, onions, mushrooms, chilli & tomato sauce

Bistecca alla Mediterraneo £18.95
Sirloin steak pan fried in olive oil, garlic, red wine, sun dried tomatoes and
fresh basil with a touch of chilli

Bistecca al Barolo £19.95
Sirloin steak sautéed in Barolo wine, wild mushrooms, onion, garlic and
cream sauce (Please check availability with the waiter)

Vitello alla Crema £17.95
Veal flamed in brandy and cooked in a mushroom and cream sauce
(Please check availability with the waiter)

Vitello alla Milanese £17.95
Veal escallops cooked in breadcrumbs (Please check availability with the waiter)

Medaglioni di Manzo £21.95
Medallions of beef fillet flamed in brandy with dolcelatte cheese & cream sauce

Pesce - Fish

"All served with vegetables of the day, French Fries or Mixed Salad"

Pesce Spada £16.95
Swordfish marinated and grilled

Pesce Spada alla Siciliana £16.95
Swordfish cooked with dry white wine, garlic, mussels, capers, olives, tomato & herbs

Trota Afogata £16.50
Trout cooked in garlic butter, sage, prawns, mushrooms, lemon juice & white wine

Salmone Leopardi £16.95
Salmon steak cooked with dry white wine, saffron, spinach, onions & cream sauce

Gamberoni al Cartoccio £17.95
King prawns wrapped in foil & cooked with garlic butter, white wine,
mushrooms, lemon & sage

Sea Bass all’aqua Pazza £19.95
Oven baked with extra virgin olive oil, red onions, black olives, garlic,
cherry tomatoes, fresh basil & wine

We are located at:




BH18 8AX

01202 601166