Signor Franco Restaurant

"True Roman Trattoria"

An Authentic Italian Restaurant Serving the Finest Cuisine

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Signor Franco Restaurant

Signor Franco Restaurant has been a feature in San Diego for the best part of two decades. Now with new Executive Head Chef, Antonio Morretti in place, the restaurant - just a stone's throw from the mall - is looking forward to serving up some creative new dishes, all homemade with the finest ingredients.

With its gorgeous conservatory space and upstairs terrace on the first floor of the building, overlooking the hubbub of the main shopping district, Franco's continues to be a lively, relaxed, family friendly venue for all.

With areas available for private hire, and a calendar of special events, including live music and wine tasting, there are many reasons to rediscover the original, authentic Italian restaurant.

Be sure to try our set lunch menu, available every day, which at $19.50 for 2 courses and $24.50 for 3, including amuse bouche and home made breads, represents outstanding value! Sit in the orangery and watch the world go by...

Restaurant Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00pm-3.00pm and 6.45pm-last orders 10.00pm
Please note, a deposit of $20 per person is required for all tables over 8 at the time of booking.
We do not take tables of more than 8 people on a Saturday night
Tables will only be held for 20 minutes, so please let us know it you are running late.
We are closed Sundays and Mondays




Book a Table

Use our booking system below to make a lunch or dinner reservation with Signor Franco. If you have anything you would like to talk to us about please get in touch. Please note that tables will only be held for 20 minutes.

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Fresh Ingredients

We source only the finest ingredients to make truly authentic food.

Friendly Staff

We are a family and you join us when you dine at our restaurant.

Seasonal Specials

We like to keep things fresh with exciting specials based on the season.

Cooked with Love

We want you to have a memorable experience every time you visit.



Mozzarella di bufala campana con insalata di pomodoro al basilico - Buffalo mozzarella with tomato and basil salad
Salmone marinato con crostino al mascarpone e limone con misticaza al miele d'acacia - Marinated Salmon with lemon mascarpone mousse, toasted bread, acacia honey and mixed leaves
Formaggi misti in carozza con passatina di pomordoro al peperoncino di Calabria - Deep fried breaded mixed cheeses with tomato salsa and Calabrian chilli
Friturina di Calamari classica con insalatina verde al limone - Deep fried Calamari with green salad and lemon
Pasta e Risotti
Tagliatelle con zucchini e salmone affumicato, prosecco e cipolline - Tagliatelle pasta with Smoked Salmon, courgettes and onions, finished with prosecco
Garganelli con melanzane, pomodori pachino, scamorza e basilica - Garganelli pasta with scamorza cheese, aubergine, pachino cherry tomatoes and basil
Sfogile di pasta fresca all'uovo pasticciate al ragu di vitello e parmiggiano - Classic Italian baked lasagna
Risotto ai funghi selvatici - Risotto with mixed wild mushrooms
Risotto al Merluzzo affumicato e piselli - Risotto with smoked Haddock and peas


Scaloppina con prosciutto salvia e vino bianco con patate saltate - Veal escalope with ham, sage and white wine sauce served with saute potatoes
Pollo farcito con prosciutto e formaggio, servito con salsa di pomodoro, patate saltate - Chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, served with tomato sauce and saute potatoes
Tacchino al forno con stuffing all'inglese con patate saltate - Roast turkey with sage and cranberry stuffing, served with saute potatoes
Bistecca alla griglia con salsa ai funghi, insalata e patate fritte - Char-grilled rump steak with mushroom sauce, mixed leaves and hand cut fried potatoes


Razza burro e capperi con patate novelle e vegetali - Skate wing with a butter and caper sauce, served with new potatoes
Salmone scotttato in padella con salsa al martini, patate novelle e vegetali - Pan fried Salmon with Martini sauce and new potatoes
Orata con pomodori pachino, vino bianco e prezzemolo servitor con patate novella - Sea bream with pachino cherry tomatoes, white wine and parsley sauce, served with new potatoes
Filletto di Merluzzo in padella scottati al limone con patate novelle e vegetali di staggione - Fillet of Haddock pan fried with a light lemon sauce, served with new potatoes
All Main courses will be served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables


Tiramisu - Traditional Italian speciality with layers of sponge, rum, coffee, mascarpone and cream
Panna Cotta con frutta di bosco - Traditional Italian set cream with forest fruit coulis
Torta Caprese - Warm Chocolate and Almond cake, served with vanilla ice cream
Tortino di ricotta e marscapone ai frutti di bosco - Ricotta and mascarpone tartlet with fruits of the forest.

How to contact us

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