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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 & Agro Dolce $12.95
Castelveltrano, Cerignola, Gaeta & Taggiasche, cherry pepper, Cornichons
Bruschetta Al Pomodoro $13.95
Toasted Ciabatta, Roma Tomato, Basil, Parmiggiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Parmiggiana di Melanzane & Zucchine $12.50
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
Crostini Rustici $14.95
Prosciutto & roasted cherry, burrata, sicilian caponata
$10
Soup / Lemon / Garlic

ANTIPASTI

Franco Salad $13.95
Seasonal Greens, Roasted Beets, Fennel, Blood Orange, Spicy Pecans, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Peach Salad $14.95
Boston Lettuce, Grilled Peaches, Endive, Manchego Cheese, Caramelized walnuts, honey-chives yogurt dressing
Carciofi Salad $13.95
Fresh Baby Artichokes, Wild Arugula, Shaved Parmiggiano, Lemon-Extra Virgin Olive Oil Combo Tagliere Carne & Formaggi
Salumi & Formaggi for 2-3 people $26.95
Sopressata, Finocchiona, Prosciutto/Ubbriaco, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Toscano Nudja Spread, Fig Marmalade, Dried Fruit
Salumi & Formaggi for 4-6 people $33.95
Sopressata, Finocchiona, Prosciutto/Ubbriaco, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Toscano Nudja Spread, Fig Marmalade, Dried Fruit
Fritto Misto $16.95
Crispy Fried Calamari, Zucchini, cauliflower, Spicy Tomato
Prosciutto & Fichi $18.95
18 Month Aged Black Label San Daniele Prosciutto, Summer Figs, Mascarpone cheese, port reduction
Roasted Bone Marrow, truffle spinach gnocchetti, toasted bread crumbs, aged Balsamic $21.95
18 Month Aged Black Label San Daniele Prosciutto, Summer Figs, Mascarpone cheese, port reduction
Tagliere D'assaggio $26.95
board selection of five different appetizers, burrata caprese, meatballs, zucchini blossom, calamari, carciofi salad
Cozze & Vongole $16.95
Clams & Mussels, spicy Nudja Broth, calabria chili. Grilled Ciabatta
Vegetali & Burrata $18.50
Grilled Vegetables, Burrata di stefano, cherry tomato, lemon olive, pesto herbs

PASTE

All our pastas are house made & served “Al Dente”
Gluten Free Penne & Spaghetti available, please ask your server
Pestana $24.95
Linguine, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari, Cherry Tomato, Light Spicy Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti al Sugo $20.25
3- ways Fresh Organic Roasted Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmiggiano
Barbabietola $22.75
Beet Linguine, Burrata di Stefano, Toasted Pine nuts, chili oil, Anchovies, Cipollina, pecorino Cheese
Lasagna Ferrarese $21.95
Layers of Béchamel & Meat Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese (Allow 25 minutes)
Gnocchi Alla Piemontese $21.95
House Made Gnocchi, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Winter Peas, Parmesan Cheese
Orecchiette $19.95
Sweet Sausage, Broccoli Rapini, Calabria Pepper Pecorino Cheese
Veganella $21.95
Baby Artichoke, Asparagus, Dried Oven tomato, Mushrooms, Basil Pesto
Vongole $22.95
Black & White linguine, Fresh arugula, Calabria Chili, Extra Virgin Garlic Olive Oil
Fettuccine Nere Al Granchio $33.95
House Made Black Fettuccine, fresh Dungeness & Lump Crab,Lemon Zest, Touch of tomato & Cream
Fettuccine ai Funghi di Bosco $22.95
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 $17.95
Braised Spinach & Kale, Ricotta, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Rustic Tomato, Basil
Mezzelune all'aragosta $26.95
Black and white house made ravioli with lobster and zucchini, leeks, porcini, Mushrroms, Light pink sacue
Agnolotti Di Patate & Porri $23.95
Potato lkeeks Ravioli, Saffron Lamb ragu, Capra Sarda

RISOTTI

Risotto Nero $23.95
Carnaroli Rice, Black Squid Ink Sauce, Calamari Rock Shrimps
Risotto porcini $22.95
Carnaroli Rice, Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Green Peas, Parmiggiano
Risotto al Granchio $27.95
Carnaroli rice, Dungeness Crab, Baby Scallops, Citrus chili oil, Asparagus tips

CARNI & PESCE

Branzino al forno $33.95
Grilled Boneless Mediterranean Branzino, Sauté Spinach, Sauté Spinach, Roasted Herbs Potato
Scallopine Ai Carchiofi $26.95
Pan seared chicken breast, baby artichoke, Sicilian Caponata, Roasted herbs Potato

CONTORNI

Shallots green Beans $7.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Sauté Spinach $7.25
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Sauté Rapini $7.25
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Roasted Yukon Potato $6.95
Soup / Lemon / Garlic
Seasonal Vegetables $7.25
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
Budino Di Pane Stagionale $10.00
Seasonal Fruit bread pudding, served warm with vanilla cream,
Gelato Gelati /Sorbetti $9.00
Vanilla Bean, Pistacchio, Lemon, Raspberry