There is something Shakesperean about the rivalry between the North and South of Melbourne. Franco Choo's is like a charming Romeo sneaking over the river to Prahran aka Capulet’s balcony and wooing Southies with homely cuisine, mismatched plates and a level of intimacy not usually found off Chapel Street. So if you ignore the whole dying part this analogy is rather romantic and PS aspiring Romeos out there, this candle-lit modestly sized venue is also perfect for date night.
On Tuesdays, which I have affably termed Choos-days, there are 2 courses and a glass of Vermentino or Dolcetto available for $38. You can also get another course for $10 (who did that? ME. And yes I’d let the whole table watch me eat dessert again, no regrets). The menu changes regularly dependent on seasonal produce and whim.
Squid ink risotto, roast pork belly with mashed potatoes & vanilla panna cotta.
179a High St
Prahran VIC 3181
(03) 9529 7310