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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 $9.95
Castelveltrano, Cerignola, Gaeta & Taggiasche Garlic focaccia
Bruschetta Al Pomodoro $9.95
Toasted Ciabatta, Roma Tomato, Basil, Parmiggiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Braciola di Manzo $10.95
Sliced stuffed Beef Tomato Braise Braciole, Italian Pancetta, Pecorino Cheese, Garlic, Parsley, on Soft Polenta
Polenta (Choice of Funghi or Oxtail) $10.25
Soft Polenta, Parniggiano
Polipetti Nostrani $10.95
Slowed Braised Baby Octopus Puttanesca-Arrabiata Style, Grilled Crostoni
Zucca Fritta $10.50
Roasted & Sauté Butternut Squash, Shallots, a bit spicy, Pecorino Cheese
Parmiggiana di Melanzane & Zucchine $10.50
Eggplant & Zucchini Parmesan, Rustic Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmiggiano, Mozzarella

ANTIPASTI

Pear Salad $13.95
Roasted Anjou Pears, Arugula, Radicchio, Caramelized Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Aged Balsamic
Franco Salad $13.95
Arugula, Roasted Beets, Fennel, Blood Orange, Spicy Pecans, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Granatella Salad $13.95
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 $22.95
Sopressata, Finocchiona, Prosciutto/Ubbriaco, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Toscano Nudja Spread, Fig Marmalade, Dried Fruit
Calamari Fritti $12.95
Crispy Fried Calamari, Spicy Tomato
Prosciutto & Bufala & Melone $13.95
18 Month Aged Black Label San Daniele Prosciutto Campania Buffalo Mozzarella, Cantaloupe melon Oven Roasted Cherry, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Carpaccio Di Bue $14.95
Thin Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Wild Arugula Shaved Parmiggiano, Mustard Vinaigrette

PASTE

All our pastas are house made & served “Al Dente”
Gluten Free Penne & Spaghetti available, please ask your server
Pestana $22.95
Linguine, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari, Cherry Tomato, Light Spicy Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti & Polpette $15.95
Spaghetti Pork & Beef Meatballs, Light Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmiggiano
Spaghettoni Guanciale Cacio, Pepe $14.95
Caramelized leeks, Pork Cheeks, Fresh Grated Pecorino & 4 Cracked Peppercorn
Lasagna Ferrarese $16.95
Layers of Béchamel & Meat Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese (Allow 25 minutes)
Gnocchi Alla Piemontese OR Sorrentina $16.95
House Made Gnocchi, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Winter Peas, Parmesan Cheese
Orecchiette $15.95
Sweet Sausage, Broccoli Rapini, Calabria Pepper Pecorino Cheese
Scialatielli al Chinghiale $17.95
Corner Stone Slowed Braised Wild Boar Ragu Parmiggiano
Fettuccine ai Funghi di Bosco $16.95
House Made Green Fettuccine, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus Tips, Truffle Oil, Parmiggiano

HOUSE RAVIOLI

Ravioli Verdi $16.95
Braised Spinach & Kale, Ricotta, Roasted Cherry Tomato, Rustic Tomato, Basil
Ravioli di Cervo $19.95
Venison, chestnuts, chanterelle mushrooms

RISOTTI

Risotto Nero $20.95
Carnaroli Rice, Black Squid Ink Sauce, Calamari Rock Shrimps
Risotto porcini $19.95
Carnaroli Rice, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Green Peas, Parmiggiano

CARNI & PESCE

Carni & Pesce Costate D’Agnello $33.95
Roasted Rack of Lamb Chops, Roasted Garlic-Potato Mashed, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots
Branzino al forno $31.95
Grilled Boneless Mediterranean Branzino, Sauté Spinach, Sauté Spinach, Roasted Herbs Potato
Pollo alla Milanese or parmigiana $25.95
Light breaded and fried chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, roasted potato

CONTORNI

Shallots green Beans $5.95
Sauté Spinach or Rapini $5.95
Roasted Yukon Potato $5.95
Seasonal Vegetables $5.95
Sauté Brussels Sprouts $6.50
Grilled asparagus $6.50
Wine Corkage Fee (As of 1/1/17) $20.00

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 $9.00
Decadent Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Berries, Pistachio Gelato
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