169 W Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, VA 23503
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Franco's By The Bay

Neighborhoods: West Ocean View
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches

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Overall
92%
Food
100%
Service
94%
Ambiance
100%
Pros
"Everything here is yummy!"
"I really like the food and atmosphere at this restaurant but the service is pretty bad"
"Awesome pasta and bread! "
Cons
"A little slow, can be crowded on very busy nights. "
  • 6/16/2017

    An Italian food lover from Norfolk, VA tried it.

  • 4/30/2017

    An Italian food lover from Norfolk, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/13/2016

    An Italian chowhound from Chesapeake, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/12/2016

    A diner from Norfolk, VA tried it and liked it.

  • 10/27/2016

    Davidlc tried it, liked it, and rated it . Davidlc liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 6/29/2016

    A diner from Virginia Beach, VA tried it and liked it.

  • 6/05/2016

    A diner from Norfolk, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/17/2016

    A dining patron from Norfolk, VA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 2/02/2016

    A dining patron from Hollywood, MD tried it.

  • 10/02/2015

    A diner from Norfolk, VA tried it and liked it. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

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February 14, 2010
 

Great food and friendly service!!!

We usually eat at Francos By the Bay at least 2-3 times a week. The food is delicious. Francos By the Bay has it all...not only is the food is amazing, but it has some of the friendliest service in town. Also, on Thursday nights they…
October 30, 2009
 

Definately a "Local Spot"

We tried them on what should have been their best night serving food. We went as a party of four on a Friday night at 715pm. \r \r I had heard good things about this place, so I wanted to put them to the test on a busy night. \r \r An…
October 25, 2009
 

Best Italian around

Me and my family have been going to Franco's for years. The food is always perfect! The service is excellent and it's a great atmosphere inside. The only restaurant around that I could eat at everyday.

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11/21/2017

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11/20/2017

A dining patron from Stone Mountain, GA tried Logan's Roadhouse in Janaf and didn't like it. They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

11/16/2017

A Burgers chowhound from US tried Manny Burger in Fairmont Park and didn't like it.

11/15/2017

An American chowhound from Norfolk, VA tried Green Onion in Ghent, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Pros
location,atmosphere,quality for great taste and price
Cons
do they exist?
11/15/2017

An American (New) food lover from US tried Clementine's at Riverview, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

11/12/2017

A Chinese food lover from Norfolk, VA tried China Town in Norview, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

11/11/2017

A Mediterranean food lover from New York, NY tried Istanbul Gyro & Kebab in Downtown Norfolk.

11/10/2017

A diner from Norfolk, VA tried Zero's Subs in Bay View.

11/03/2017

A diner from Norfolk, VA tried Sal's Pizza in ODU Village, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Pros
agree that calling ahead is helpful. But the wait really isn't that long.
10/31/2017

An American chowhound from US tried The Ten Top in Ghent and liked it.

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