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Franco's

Authentic
Italian Restaurant

119 E. Main Street
Madison IN 47250
(812) 265-5626

Mon-Fri 10:30-2:30pm
  4:30-9pm
Sat 9-2:30pm
  4:30-9pm
Sun 9-2pm

Breakfast, lunch, diner, bakery, beer, wine, and offers catering services.

Family Restaurant


Picture taken in the romantic glow of sunset.
 

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Ciao! Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Front Dining Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Specials

They have a simple and elegant menu with nice round numbers, which I am a fan of. Their "take out menu" is at the very bottom of this page. At the time I stopped in, I got this picture of their "specials", which they post on this chalk board. The specials change, so you'll have to stop in the restaurant to see on any given day.

Soup Clam Chowder $5.25 / $6.25
Cup / Bowl
Lunch Specials Chicken Salad $6.50 - 9
Specials Seafood Pasta $15
  Chicken Marsala $14
  Pesto Risotto $13
  Seafood Risotto $15
  Mushroom Risotto $13
  Franco's Pizza $16
All entrees served with salad and bread
Ask about desserts
Craft beers, wine, and sobe

Chicken Marsala is chicken cutlets sometimes coated in flour, briefly sauteed. Marsala wine is reduced to the consistency of syrup typically with food like onions or shallots, mushrooms, herbs and other secret ingredients. Risotto is an Italian rice dish cooked in a broth.

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Happy Customers

The staff wasn't shy and happily welcomed me in. Everyone I found enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine and had nothing but good things to say.

 

 

 

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So beautiful, so good

Imagine eating breakfast here with the
morning shine washing over you.

Don't miss the good life.

 

 

 

Great place to take a romantic date!

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You Tube Video

Trivia: Suggest a good trivia question here.

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Sometimes people think the Madison Historic District, also known as Historic Madison, is located in Milton Kentucky, but we are actually located just one mile north in Downtown Madison Indiana across the Harrison Bridge, on the other side of the Ohio River.

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Franco's
Menu

Family Restaurant
119 E. Main Street, Madison Indiana, (812) 265-5626
Appetizers | Soup | Salad | Entrees | Sandwiches | Sides | Gourmet Pizza | Drinks | Kids Menu

Note: Menu & Prices change. Last update 11/6/2012, based on handout menu.

Ask about lunch portions available and about local grass fed beef steaks!

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Appetizers

Caprese

 
Plate of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomato and basil. Small/Large
$6 / $9

Traditional Bruschetta

 
House bread topped with mushrooms and pesto sauce.
$4.75

Mediterranean Bruschetta

 
House bread topped with tomato, olive oil,
garlic and herbs.

$4.75
 

Pizzette

 
Six bite-sized pizzas with mozzarella cheese,
and if desired, ham or salami

$5.50

Zucchini Fritters

 
Fresh zucchini, battered and fried $8

Mediterranean Sampler

 
Array of salami's, cheeses and olives,
with house bread.

$11

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Soups

&

Salads

One Cup or One Bowl

Small
$4.50

or

Large
$5.50

Chicken Soup

Chicken broth, spinach, carrots,
chicken and fettuccini noodles.

Spinach Soup

Chicken broth, spinach,
rice and seasoning.

Zucchini Soup

 
Chicken broth, spinach, carrots,
zucchini, and squash.
 
Choice of Bleu Cheese, Caesar, house, oil & balsamic, oil & vinegar, olive oil, ranch, or raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
 

Caesar Salad

Mystery
It's a classic caesar salad. $5.50

Vegetable Medley

 
Romaine lettuce, tomato, olives, carrot, onions, green peppers and mushrooms.
Add Chicken
Add Shrimp
Add Steak

$6.00
+$1.50
+$2.00
+$2.00

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Entrees

 

Sandwiches

Note: All Entrees are served with salad & bread.
 

Spinach Omelet

 
Whole eggs or egg whites only, spinach, onion and served with your
choice: cup of soup or side salad.


$8.50

Capellini in Tomato Sauce

 
very thin noodle Italian pasta $9.00

Capellini in Olive Sauce

 
Capellini with green & black olives,
extra-virgin olive oil and garlic.

$9.00

Capellini Carbonara

 
Capellini in sauce made from heavy cream, bacon and parmesan cheese.
$10

Capellini alla Puttanesca

 
Spaghetti with anchovies, capers,
black & green olives, extra-virgin olive oil,
garlic, and tomatoes.
$9.50

Bow ties Bolognese

 
Bow tie pasta in meat sauce. $10

Fettuccini in Pesto Sauce

 
Fettuccini noodles in sauce made from basil, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cheese,
heavy cream and pine nuts.
$10.50

Fettuccini Alfredo

 
Fettuccini noodles & homemade Alfredo Sauce.
Add Chicken.
$10
$11.50

Sauteed Chicken

 
Marinated chicken breast, sauteed and
served basmati long grain rice and steamed
or sauteed vegetables.
$10

Tilapia in white wine

 
Tilapia fillets cooked in white wine and chicken broth served with basmati long grain rice and sauteed vegetables. $11

Chicken Parmesan

 
Marinated & breaded chicken breast served in tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and a side of pasta. $11
 
Choice of ciabatta, whole-wheat ciabatta, French, Rye, or Sourdough. Made with Boar's Head deli products.
 

Served with homemade potato chips, regular fries, seasoned fries, sweet potato fries or fruit.
Substitute Cup of Soup
Substitute Bowl of Soup




+$2-$2.50
+$3-$3.50

Rusticano

 
Thinly sliced smoked turkey breast, smoked Gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, & mayonnaise $8

Vegetarian

 
Fresh mozzarella cheese, homemade pesto sauce, roasted bell pepper, homemade mushrooms, baby spinach, and tomato. $8

Genovese

 
Thick slices of marinated chicken breast, provolone cheese, homemade pesto sauce, and tomato. $9

Toscano

 
Thinly sliced smoked ham, roasted bell pepper, home-marinated mushrooms, and mayonnaise. $8

Parma

 
Thinly sliced prosciutto ham, fresh mozzarella cheese, lettuce, and tomato. $9

Club

 
Thinly sliced turkey breast, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. $9

Sides

House Bread Basket $2
Steamed Basmati long grain rice $3
Mashed Potatoes $3
Homemade Potato Chips $2
Salad Greens $2
Sauteed Green Beans $3
Sauteed Spinach $3
Sauteed or Sauteed Vegetables $3

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Gourmet Pizza

 

Drinks

6"x 6" Slice or Pie 9" of thin crust, topped with tomato sauce and other high quality fresh ingredients. Made with Boar's Head deli products.  
   

Margherita

 
Mozzarella cheese, extra-virgin olive oil,
and basil
$4.50 / $8

Marinara

 
Extra tomato sauce, extra-virgin olive oil,
and oregano
$4.50 / $8

Four Cheese

 
Mozzarella, Gouda, provolone, and
Swiss cheeses.
$5 / $11

Ham & Cheese

 
Ham and Mozzarella cheese $5.50 / $12

Four Seasons

 
Mozzarella cheese, ham, artichokes,
black olives, mushrooms,
and extra-virgin olive oil.
$5.50 / $12

Salami & Cheese

 
Italian hard salami & Mozzarella cheese $5.50 / $12

Hawaiian

 
Mozzarella cheese, ham, pineapple, and roasted bell pepper. $5.50 / $12

Meat Lovers

 


"It has secret ingredients,"
says the Silly Factor

$6 / $13
 

Coffee or Tea

 
Coffee, or sweet or unsweetened iced tea $1.25

Hot Chocolate

 
Hot and Chocolate
Add Whipped Cream
$1.25
+$0.50

Fountain Drinks

 
Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Coke Zero, Mr. Pibb, Sprite, Fanta, sweetened tea, sweetened raspberry tea, sweetened green tea, unsweetened tea, or lemonade $1.75

Bottled Drink

 
Sprecher's Root Beer, Sobe Drinks, Sobe Low Calorie Drinks, Sobe Life Water, or Lipton Natural Tea $2

Juice

 
Orange juice, apple juice, V8 original,
or V8 fusion
$1.25

Milk

 
Whole or low-fat milk. Regular
Large
$1.75
$2.25

Kid's Menu

For children aged 12 and under. Small portions of adult menu items are also available for 75% of listed price (25% OFF).  

Ham & Cheese

 
Half of a warm ham and mozzarella cheese sandwich on ciabatta, whole-wheat ciabatta, French, Rye, or sourdough bread.

$3.50

Spaghetti

 
Spaghetti in butter, extra-virgin olive oil, or tomato sauce $3.50

Mini-Pizza

 
Five bite-sized pizzas with mozzarella cheese $4

Chicken Tenders

 
Homemade chicken tenders served with dip of choice $4

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These chalk marks are from the delicous food you just missed out on because you decided to eat late.