About Fran’s


for food and hospitality

Fran Scibelli is the owner and creative force behind Fran’s Filling Station. She has been active in the Charlotte culinary scene since 1994 when she opened her first restaurant, the beloved Metropolitan CafĂ©. It was followed shortly thereafter by Charlotte’s first artisan bakery, Metropolitan Bakery. Fran has also served as consultant to Dean & Deluca in Napa Valley, overseeing such events as the Rudd Winery Napa Valley Wine Auction dinner and countless other elegant events.

A former Washington, D. C. white collar criminal defense attorney, Fran’s passion for food and hospitality remains as fierce as ever and is the basis for the name Fran’s Filling Station. Her mission is to prepare fresh and carefully food and serve it in a manner that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, capturing the essential meaning of hospitality. With a simply elegant dining room & private dining room to a fun & casual Tap Room, Fran’s Filling Station is a Dilworth treasure that can satisfy all your culinary needs.