My Mom, Dad and I went to Franco’s Trattoria (McMurray, PA location) for lunch this past Thursday. I’ve been to Franco’s for dinner about a year ago with my wife, and never been for lunch.
We were warmly greeted by a most friendly hostess who sat us down in a nice, round comfy booth. A few seconds later, the waiter came by and introduced himself, took our drink order, and then went on to tell us about the lunch specials (none which appealed to me).
Upon looking at the menu, I immediately eyeball the “Bowties w/ Salmon and Tomato Basil Cream Sauce” entrée. Knowing how much I love salmon, nothing else mattered. How could I resist?
My entrée included a salad, my dressing of choice was creamy blue cheese (topped with blue cheese crumbles). The salad was nicely prepared with a variety of fresh greens, tomatoes, and even chick peas. Chick peas rock, love them.
When I finished my salad, my entrée came out, and man, did it look good! Check it out:
Perfectly cooked Al dente pasta, tossed with a generous helping of fresh salmon in an absolutely delicious tomato basil cream sauce. Oh yeah, the portion was quite large, too. I just couldn’t finish it knowing I’d want dessert.
I opted for the cannoli, which unfortunately to me was a little “meh.” I don’t know, it just didn’t stand out at me as a dessert that makes one go “Oh man, can I get some more of this?” Perhaps it was because of the candied pecans (not a pecan fan)? Maybe it’s because it was a bit on the small side, but then again, it was lunchtime.
I took the rest of my pasta home; which by the way, our waiter packed in a foam container wrapped up in plastic wrap. A very nice touch! My entire entrée cost $12.00, not too bad considering what you get. A big “Thank you!” goes out to my Dad for picking up the tab.
Be warned though, if you go to Franco’s Trattoria for dinner, expect to pay considerably higher prices. For example, a 16 ounce New York Strip Steak will cost you $28.00. Ouch.
Yep, Franco’s Trattoria is a place you won’t walk out of hungry. Like the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for” comes to mind, but only if you go for lunch.
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- Taken: 27 January, 2012
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