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Franco’s Italian Caffe

Franco Fazzouli was born in Florence, Italy in 1942. After a stint as a paratrooper in the Italian Army, he got his start in the restaurant business the way so many do—washing dishes. In his early 20s, he was already the proud co-owner of his own restaurant trattoria in Florence, which unfortunately was destroyed in a massive flood. This was the beginning of his journey to America, where he would go on to own and operate multiple successful restaurants throughout New York City. With a love for the southwest, Scottsdale is lucky to have the nationally acclaimed Italian restaurant, Franco’s Italian Caffe, featuring Tuscan entrees just like Franco’s mother used to make at home.

Like Taking a Trip to Italy

Franco has a fan base. It is a group of loyal followers who discovered his intimate caffe and they just can’t get enough of it. When you step through the front door, Franco will greet you with a smile at the helm of his oversized (and very Italian) reservation book. The dining room is tastefully designed to create a relaxing atmosphere, fostered by the scent of delicious food and happy guests.

Once you’ve been seated, begin your journey to Florence by perusing the extensive wine list. Available by the glass or bottle, you’ll love the crisp taste of delicious red, white, sparkling, or sweet wine as it hits your lips. Begin your meal with one or two authentic antipasti, such as the bruschetta, portobello mushrooms, or the baked asparagus with prosciutto. Enjoy a crisp house salad or venture instead for the authentic Caesar, beet arugula, or seafood salad. It’s the perfect wake-up call to your taste buds which we promise you, by the time your main entree arrives, your tastebuds will be singing.

The menu has a perfect variety of options to satisfy every palate without overwhelming you with decisions. If you’re craving the comfort of gourmet pasta, Franco’s offers everything from meat and cheese to a creamy sauce with seafood. If you’re gluten-free, no longer do you have to pine for someone else’s delicious pasta while you eat a salad because Franco has a gluten-free pasta just for you! But that’s not all. With a unique twist on chicken, pork chops, veal, and prime-cut steaks, truly there is something for everyone. Just be sure to leave room for dessert because trust us, you do not want to miss out on the mascarpone cheesecake or tiramisu.

Reserve Your Table at Franco’s Italian Caffe

Franco’s Italian Caffe is located at 4327 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. They are open Tuesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., and closed Sunday – Monday. For questions, reservations, or to place an order to go, call (480) 481-7614. A full takeout menu is available on their website.

Start planning your getaway and book one of our rentals today so you can be close to all of the wonderful dining options Scottsdale has to offer!

Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Casi W. Nov 25, 2022

This is a great rental. It was well stocked, clean and in great condition. The layout is great. We were a family of 4 so everyone got their own room and bathrooms had dual vanities. There is another bathroom with shower downstairs that we did not use. This could comfortably accommodate 3 couples; 4 if wouldn't mind using the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well stocked. We only cooked one evening but kitchen had everything we needed including common spices and some olive oil. Condo had shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, dish soap and Keurig coffee pods. Condo is close to main part of town so we could have easily walked but Moab wasn't busy during our visit so we were able to easily find parking and drove most places. Cruiser bikes looked to be in good condition but we did not use them. The pool is closed for the winter but the hot tub worked and was well maintained. Garage at the condo was tall enough to accommodate our SUV with topper box and garage opener is included. Property management was by "Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management." They were very professional and communication was excellent. That part of the experience exceeded a typical "host" for a VRBO. I wish they managed more properties in other locations (they manage some in Crested Butte, Havasu and Grand Mesa). I would absolutely stay at this condo again.
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Kimberly P. Nov 26, 2022

This property is located within waking distance to Main street downtown and is just a short drive to all things fun outdoors. It is very clean and has great amenities. Our kids loved the little play area! They felt they had their own special space away from us parents. This property really has all you need for a great vacation!
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Danielle A. Oct 14, 2022

This was our first stay in a VRBO and it was exactly what we were hoping it would be. Super quick response from management, very easy process all around. Would definitely stay here again.
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Mark H. Oct 15, 2022

We were a group of two families with 4 adults and 3 children (11, 11 and 13). The house is well decorated, very clean and provided comfortable furniture for both relaxing and sleeping. There is also ample parking for up to 4 vehicles (2 car garage + 2 driveway spots). We had two cars, a RZR and trailer all of which we were able to fit at the property. The back patio overlooks a park with several trees which in my opinion is one of the best patio views in the development. Communication with the rental management agency was very clear and made that part of the experience effortless. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property.
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James H. Oct 15, 2022

Lots of amenities and very welcoming upon arrival. Excellent communications. Thanks!
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Jenna R. Sept 26, 2022

We’ve stayed in hotels and condos in Moab and this was our best location yet. The condo is great with enough room for friends and family to all be together and enjoy each other’s company, but with rooms and bathrooms that allow for some downtime. We chose this unit because it was right next to the pool and we had kids with us. Best choice ever. We could be cooking on the grill while the kids (older kids) could swim. The kitchen was very well stocked and there were loads of towels and even games to play. We would come back to this property again for sure.
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Jenny P. Aug 30, 2022

Amazing house! Pool, kids play ground and spa were amazing. House is extremely clean, organized and exactly as shown in pictures.
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Angel G. Aug 21, 2022

Great stay. Communication was great.
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Daisy L. Jul 24, 2022

Awesome stay for our annual family trip! At first glance, it looked small (like the yard and pool etc) but once we got going we found it to be more than enough for our family and we had quite the clan. The pool is great for families with kids because there is a large step/pad on one side where my two year old could walk around and still be in the pool with everyone else. The yard has a fun playground for toddlers, and a nice lounge area where we played games. The house was super clean and comfortable, and great for the family to hang out. Parking galore. Plenty of things we needed like towels and blankets, etc. Great hosts! The location is good too, not far from stores or attractions like the London bridge. Would absolutely stay again if we come back to Havasu!
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Wendy and Ron Sept 18, 2022

We absolutely loved this vacation rental! From the minute we walked in we knew it was the place for us. CLEAN and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We have extensive experience with vacation rentals, both managing and renting properties . This property exceeded our expectations and we will be back!
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