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The Best Italian Food!

The Franco on Melrose Menu has been revered as a work of art by many guests and culinary connoisseurs. Every dish presented has a story and every ingredient has a purpose. Chef De Domincis is most certainly a deliberate Chef, in that he engages the exact ingredients to attain an exact result. A result that makes for the best Italian cuisine West of Rome and East of Napoli.

Guests who walk through the Franco on Melrose door may go home after their experience, but they know that they are part of the De Dominicis family and have a second home at their table on the terrace.






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PIATTI PICCOLI

Olive Marinate $10.95
Castelveltrano, Cerignola, Gaeta & Taggiasche Garlic focaccia
Bruschetta Al Pomodoro $12.95
Toasted Ciabatta, Roma Tomato, Basil, Parmiggiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Parmiggiana di Melanzane & Zucchine $11.50
Eggplant & Zucchini Parmesan, Rustic Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmiggiano, Mozzarella
$10
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Minestrone Invernale $8.25
lentil, cannellini beans. organic vegetables, Tuscan cabbage, vegetables broth

ANTIPASTI

Franco Salad $13.95
Arugula, Roasted Beets, Fennel, Blood Orange, Spicy Pecans, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Granatella Salad $14.95
Baby Arugula, Radicchio, Tartufetto Cheese, Caramelized Walnuts, Pomegranate Seeds, Pomegranate Dressing
Carciofi Salad $13.95
Fresh Baby Artichokes, Wild Arugula, Shaved Parmiggiano, Lemon-Extra Virgin Olive Oil Combo Tagliere Carne & Formaggi
Combo Tagliere Carne & Formaggi $23.95
Sopressata, Finocchiona, Prosciutto/Ubbriaco, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Toscano Nudja Spread, Fig Marmalade, Dried Fruit
Calamari Fritti $14.95
Crispy Fried Calamari, Spicy Tomato
Prosciutto & Bufala & Melone $16.95
18 Month Aged Black Label San Daniele Prosciutto Campania Buffalo Mozzarella, Cantaloupe melon Oven Roasted Cherry, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tagliere D'assaggio $26.95
board selection of five different appetizers, burrata caprese, meatballs, zucchini blossom, calamari, carciofi salad
Cozze alla Paesana $14.95
Black mussles spicy andouille sausage, calabria chili. truffle croutons
Roasted beets & Burrata $17.95
roasted beets, Burrata di stefano, cherry tomato, pistchhio cream, lemon olive

PASTE

All our pastas are house made & served “Al Dente”
Gluten Free Penne & Spaghetti available, please ask your server
Pestana $23.95
Linguine, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari, Cherry Tomato, Light Spicy Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti & Polpette $18.95
Spaghetti Pork & Beef Meatballs, Light Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmiggiano
Lasagna Ferrarese $20.95
Layers of Béchamel & Meat Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese (Allow 25 minutes)
Gnocchi Alla Piemontese $19.95
House Made Gnocchi, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Winter Peas, Parmesan Cheese
Orecchiette $17.95
Sweet Sausage, Broccoli Rapini, Calabria Pepper Pecorino Cheese
Tagliolini aglio nero e animelle $23.95
black garlic house made tagliolini, calamari, sweetbreads, calabria chili, fresh mint, pecorino romano
Fettuccine ai Funghi di Bosco $20.95
House Made Green Fettuccine, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus Tips, Truffle Oil, Parmiggiano
Ravioli al Brasato $22.95
House made short ribs ravioli, mushroom, fava bean, pearl onions, barolo wine
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina $17.95
tomato-basil sauce, buffalo mozzarella , parmiggiano

HOUSE RAVIOLI

Ravioli Verdi $16.95
Braised Spinach & Kale, Ricotta, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Rustic Tomato, Basil
Mezzelune all'aragosta $26.95
Black and white house made ravioli with lobster and zucchine, morel mushroom, crispy pork belly, lobster sacue
Agnolotti aale castagne & anatra $23.95
Chestnuts and braised Duck agnolotti, artisanal Gouda Cheese, duck consume

RISOTTI

Risotto Nero $22.95
Carnaroli Rice, Black Squid Ink Sauce, Calamari Rock Shrimps
Risotto porcini $21.95
Carnaroli Rice, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Green Peas, Parmiggiano
Risotto allo Zafferano $ Midollo $25.95
Carnaroli rice, spanish zaffron, asparagus tips, roasted bone marrow

CARNI & PESCE

Carni & Pesce Costate D’Agnello $35.95
Roasted Rack of Lamb Chops, Roasted Garlic-Potato Mashed, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots
Branzino al forno $33.95
Grilled Boneless Mediterranean Branzino, Sauté Spinach, Sauté Spinach, Roasted Herbs Potato
Pollo alla Milanese or parmigiana $26.95
Light breaded and fried chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, roasted potato
Capesante alla Saltimbocca $33.95
seared scallops saltimbocca style, wrapped in pork cheeks, saute spinach. truffle beluga lentil, cantaloupe melon garnish

CONTORNI

Shallots green Beans $6.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Sauté Spinach or Rapini $6.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Roasted Yukon Potato $6.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Seasonal Vegetables $6.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Sauté Brussels Sprouts $7.50
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Grilled asparagus $7.50
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Wine Corkage Fee (As of 1/1/17) $20.00
Soup / Lemon / Garlic

BEVANDE

Mimosa, Bellini $10.00
Panna, Pellegrino $7.00
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite $3.50
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Arnold Palmer $3.25
Iced Coffee, Regular Coffee $3.25
Espresso $4.00
Espresso Doppio, Macchiato $4.50
Cappuccino, Latte $5.50
Tea $4.00
Milk $3.50
Juices (Orange, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Peach) $4.00
Club Soda, Ginger Ale $3.00

DOLCI

Flourless Chocolate $10.00
Decadent Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Berries, Pistachio Gelato
Affogato al caffe $10.00
House made vanilla gelato, Lillo's espresso shot
Panna Cotta $9.00
Fresh Seasonal Berries
Cannolli Siciliani $9.00
Ricotta cheese, raisins, orange zest
Tiramisu $9.00
Lady Fingers, Espresso, Liquor Mascarpone Cheese
Gelato Gelati /Sorbetti $9.00
Vanilla Bean, Pistacchio, Lemon, Raspberry