Welcome to Franco's Restaurant

A TASTE

OF ITALY

LOCAL TO

YOU  

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

Closed

 
 

New & Tastier Menu

DELICIOUS,

AUTHENTIC,

ITALIAN / SICILIAN

CUISINE

 

Antipasti - Starters

Garlic Bread
Plain


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


CONTORNI (SIDE DISHES)
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

Pasta

Bolognese
either with spaghetti, tortelloni, pennette or fettuccine


Napoletana
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

Pizza

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

Margherita
Tomato, mozzarella & oregano


Inglese
Tomato, mozzarella, ham, pineapple


Boscaiola
Tomato, mozzarella, egg, mushrooms, onions


Napoletana
Tomato, mozzarella, onions, capers, anchovies


Fiorentina
Tomato, mozzarella, bacon, spinach, garlic


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


Pazza

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

Piemontese
Tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms


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


Franco’s

Tomato, mozzarella, asparagus, ham & sliced egg


Veneziana
Tomato, mozzarella, mixed seafood


Diavola
Tomato, mozzarella, salami, chilli


Dolcelatte
Tomato, dolcelatte cheese & ham


Calzone
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