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Welcome to Franco's Restaurant





1992 - 2022 

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


Welcome to Franco's
Opening Times

New & Tastier Menu






Antipasti - Starters

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella
with cheese

Garlic Bread with Prosciutto

with cheese and ham

Garlic Bread Speciale
with fresh tomato and cheese

Rustic Breads
with olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Bowl of Olives

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

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

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

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

Polpette alla Siciliana
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

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

Cocktail di Gamberetti
Prawn cocktail

Pâté Dello Chef
Special home made pâté

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

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

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

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

Bianchetti Fritti
Fried whitebait

Insalata Mista

Mixed salad

Patatine Fritte
French Fries

Pomodoro e Cipolla
Tomato & onion salad

Funghi in Padella
Mushrooms sautéed in butter & garlic

Pane e Burro
Bread & butter


either with spaghetti, tortelloni, pennette or fettuccine

either with spaghetti, tortelloni, pennette or fettuccine

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

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

Spaghetti Franco

Prawns, mussels, tomato, cream, parmesan cheese and a touch of curry

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

Spaghetti con Polpette
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
Tomato, olives, bacon, basil, mozzarella, cream sauce

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

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

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

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

Fettuccine Salmone

Strips of smoked salmon with cream sauce, onion & tomato sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo
Ham, cheese, mushrooms & cream sauce

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

Lasagna al Forno

Cannelloni Vegetariana
Filled with ricotta cheese & spinach

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

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

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

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

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

Tortelloni Alfredo
Ham, cheese, mushrooms & cream sauce

Half Portion of Pasta


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

Tomato, mozzarella & oregano

Tomato, mozzarella, ham, pineapple

Tomato, mozzarella, egg, mushrooms, onions

Tomato, mozzarella, onions, capers, anchovies

Tomato, mozzarella, bacon, spinach, garlic

Tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, capers, onions, anchovies, salami, peppers


Tomato, mozzarella, mussels, mushrooms, black olives, anchovies, garlic

Tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms

Tomato, mozzarella, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, peppers, black olives


Tomato, mozzarella, asparagus, ham & sliced egg

Tomato, mozzarella, mixed seafood

Tomato, mozzarella, salami, chilli

Tomato, dolcelatte cheese & ham

Folded pizza with any filling you wish

Carni - Meat

"All served with French Fries and Mixed Salad"

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

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

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

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

Pollo Alla Crema

Pan fried chicken breast in dry white wine, mushrooms, green pepper corn,
cream sauce

Filetto alla Griglia
Grilled beef fillet steak

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

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

Bistecca alla Griglia
Grilled beef sirloin steak

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

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

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

Bistecca al Barolo

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

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

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

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

Pesce - Fish

"All served with French Fries and Mixed Salad"

Pesce Spada
Swordfish marinated and grilled

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

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

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

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

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

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