Remember Franketti's?

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Hollie Newton
Jul 8, 2013


50 years ago, 1963: Franketti's Restaurant, West Madison Street, offered to cook dinner for you during hot summer days. You could choose from their excellent menu, which featured 12 varieties of pasta. Operated by Pete and Eleanor Franketti, who had been in the restaurant business for over 15 years in 1963.

25 years ago, 1988: Huron's Water Festival Queen was named at the RiverWatch Restaurant. Tracey Ellen Callihan was crowned Queen of the 1988 Water Festival. Deborha Lyn Grashel was first runner-up and Amy Rose Tyren was picked as second runner-up.

10 years ago, 2003: Erika Anderson, 16, of Sandusky, was accepted to the Summit Music Festival, a three-week summer music program in Marymount College of Fordham University, New York City, to study violin under world-renowned violinist Aaron Roshand. Only six students in the entire world were picked for the program.



Was Franketti's in the basement of the building? My memories were from the 70's.

Matt Westerhold

That's correct. The building is still there. 


Mamma mia that sounda good! Never had the pleasure.

I miss my little "hole-in-the-wall" Chicago Eyetalian restaurants.


That building was an old mushroom cellar. They also had a restaurant on Kelleys Island. I remember waiting in line to get in. Great food. Wonderful people. The whole family worked it.

Julie R.

I remember it. I loved that place.

Raoul Duke

My favorite ravioli!

Yellow Snow

Franketti's has a place in my heart. We were young and in love, it's where he took me often when we went out to eat. Good times. Feddersen's Bakery ranks at the top of my list too.


Okay, the picture of the girls in in the Frankettis are as picture from left of picture to the right, Patty Roth, Ellen Kissenger, Susan Hoffman, Debbie Ziemek and Pam Hermes all from the class of 1964


Ellen and Susan were cheerleaders for the Sanduksy Blue Streak basketball team. If I'm not mistaken Susan was Varsity cheerleader and Ellen was Reserve cheerleader. These were the good times in Sandusky.