Franco Bruno began serving the Metrowest in 1978 with the opening of his first pizza place, well-known to long time residents as Tano's Pizza. Tano's Pizza operated then from three locations, serving both the north and south sides of Framingham, MA, catering to customers up and down the famous Golden Mile (Route 9) from the original Tano's Worcester Road location, now the site of Whole Foods. Ah, those were the days!

Franco always addressed the needs of Framingham families, illustrated by the fact that he was the first in the area to offer home delivery of quality pizza and pasta dinners. In later years, the Bruno family continued the tradition of serving wonderful Italian-style pizza with an expanded menu, from its re-established Framingham Route 9 location at Franco's Cafe Italiano.

From there, the Bruno Family continued to honor the tradition of serving up fabulous food until the fall of 2007, when Franco made the difficult decision to close Franco's Cafe Italiano and concentrate his efforts on providing quality pizza, lunch and dinner from his full-service restaurant opened at 218 Speen Street in Natick, MA in 2005.

Franco's Ristorante& Pizzeria gave the people of Natick fresh, authentic Italian food from 2005 until March of 2009. Franco's offered one of the largest selections of pizzas in Massachusetts. In addition, Franco's served pasta, calzones, focaccia, paninis, wraps, subs, antipastas, salads, soups, desserts and children's dishes. The Bruno Family enjoyed every moment of meeting the needs of Natick's families.

The Franco's dining experience is not lost, however!

We enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people in Natick! We are so grateful for making so many new friends, and we hope you will all make the transition with us to our new location in Sudbury. It won't be the same without all of you!

In March of 2009, the Bruno family moved their charming restaurant to the bustling destination known as the Mill Village in Sudbury. Located at 365 Boston Post Rd in Sudbury, MA, The Mill Village features great shopping, and with the addition of Franco's Trattoria, the Mill Village features great food! Conveniently located on Rte 20, our new location is near North Framingham and Wayland, but we're still close to your home!

Franco's Trattoria is a new restaurant, starting over with new menus and a new location - but we promise we will always maintain our Franco's charm.
- The Bruno Family

Mill Village c.1855
One of the busiest and most populous areas in Sudbury was Mill Village, the group of homes and shops that sprang up around the 17th century mill on Hop Brook. In this etching, taken from an original painting by Alfred Hudson, the road in the foreground is today's Boston Post Road. The road stretching toward the upper left in Concord Road. Etching by J. S. Conant, from Alfred S. Hudson, History of Sudbury, 1889.
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