Italian cuisine in Chico

We love family recipes

Franky’s was built with “family” in mind! Nick Andrew and Kevin Riley built Franky’s back in December 1992 with the concept of a casual and friendly “Cheers” type atmosphere in a restaurant setting. When Nick was young and still living at home his mother would make spaghetti every Friday night. Today Franky’s still uses the family recipes for their delicious meat sauces.

Franky's offers a diverse wine selection and a full bar that is unrivaled in the North State. With so many different flavors available Franky's is sure to meet the needs of any discriminating palette. Franky's bartenders are renowned for their knowledge of cocktail preparation and offer a dizzying variety of martinis for those that like their drinks, "Up," "Over," "Neat" or whatever your preference may be.

The large menu at Franky’s offers everything from made-fresh daily pasta, the truly famous Caesar Salad to fresh-tossed pizzas made with quality and pride to be the best around. With deals for students (Late Night pizza has been known to save lives) and family’s too (the Family Special feeds four or more people with four salads, a platter of spaghetti and a large 18” 3-item pizza) there is always a meal to satisfy everyone at Franky’s.

Franky’s, the perfect choice for your next date, business lunch, family dinner, birthday, or whatever your occasion may be. Get together and enjoy your friends, family and fine food and drink at Franky’s.

group dinner at franky's
shrimps and quinoa salad

We source the best local ingredients

Franky’s is serious about using local resources as much as possible.
We use all locally grown vegetables for our salads, our zucchini sticks, our fresh pesto and our dipping sauces. Our Meat Balls are made daily from the 5th St Steakhouse “prime” beef.

Here are some places around town that help our Chef provide local freshness for our customers and support for our community: Orland Farmstead Creamery, S&S Produce, The Butcher Shop, 5th Street Steakhouse, Tin Roof, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Doe Mill Vineyards, & Cal Java Coffee Roasters.

franky's outside patio

location & contact

We look forward to see you soon!


Book a table: 530-898-9948
Take-Out: 530-898-9947


506 Ivy Street - Chico, CA 95928

open hours

Monday to Sunday from 4PM TO 9PM
Pizza Window Opens at 3PM Daily