Here's an SAT flashback:
Franklin Hotel : Rome :: Ralph's : Albany
It's that kind of place. If you grew up near it, it would be the first place you wanted to go when you came home. Personally, I prefer it to Ralph's, but I didn't grow up near either place. The guys I was with went for some of the day's specials. One got manicotti and sausage.
The plate was a little nicer before one of the mannicotti was slipped onto this plate of eggplant parm
I went with one of the "Franklin Favorites." Greens, beans and sausage.
I really enjoyed it. Would have been a bit better if they were using my sausage, but that isn't their fault. I don't sell it. This is the kind of dish that would make a crappy winter day better. It is also very filling. I didn't eat anything else that day and I pretty much passed out on the ride back to Albany. Should you find yourself in Rome, check it out.