Lil' Frankie's

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Italy's neighorhood pizzeria's are known as really casual places to hang out, meet friends, eat, drink and talk. Lil' Frankie's is just that. We offer real Neapolitan pizza, made exactly as it's made in Naples, fresh handmade pastas cooked to order, a wine and grappa list that rivals any in the city, and friendly (never pushy) service - all in a setting designed to make you feel at home.

Our brick, wood burning, oven was handcrafted by a 3rd generation Neapolitan oven builder, brick by brick. It features real lava from Vesuvio and through a unique double dome design, recycles heat to reach near 900 degrees.

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Thank you for your interest in Lil' Frankies. 8pm seating has a minimum spend of $60 per person and 10pm seating has a minimum spend of $70 per person (which includes a complimentary glass of prosecco at midnight). Please contact the restaurant directly if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 700 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had the choice of squeezing in a booth with 6 people, or sitting right next to the pasta preparation area. Ending up sitting by the pasta preparation area and waiters were constantly squeezing behind us to grab the orders/there was a loud radio that the chefs were listening to. Also very unsightly to look at. Wish I could have had a better experience because I liked the food but the ambiance was terrible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

R
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent surprise..!!! Understated and unexpected. The food is excellent, the best pizzas in town.

S
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

So disappointing. I was looking forward to eating here but would honestly never return. Our waiter acted as if he was doing us a favor by answering questions about the menu. The food arrived at different times and my husbands pasta meal arrived 20 minutes after the rest of ours. It was pasta , very quick to make. Our waiter never checked back with us and the restaurant is beyond noisy.
I told them it was my daughters birthday and they forgot to bring a dessert. Needless to say due to the very poor service and very underwhelming food I would not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Average experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The lighting was too dim we could barely read the menu

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

A frequent visitor of lil Frankie’s I find that my most recent was a disappointing experience. While dining, I was asked to switch tables for a party that has arrived with more people than the reservation was initially made for. The host then informed they’ve been giving her trouble about the wait time. All of which has nothing to do with me and the person accompanying me. I did in fact agree to switch tables for sake for “saving face “ — not being “ that guy “, complicated, giving anyone a hard time.

Fact of the matter I too made a reservation, arrived with the exact party in which it was made for. Upon arriving a table wasn’t ready and I/we patiently waited. I was seated at the table in the middle of eating my meal to be interrupted based upon accommodations of another party, that’s unacceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Terrific. It’s loud but, in some ways, that’s part of the charm. Great atmosphere at a fair price.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner here and had a super positive experience

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for my birthday! Not cheap but not expensive. wine bottles were more expensive than I had seen online before

MG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Was really looking forward to Lil’Frankies...After speaking to the very pleasant host we were seated in a really cool looking room; the whole place was very inviting and look terrific! Once our server arrived, by the way, she didn’t seem too excited to be there. She was barely attentive and barely made eye contact not very friendly. We asked about the shareability of salads and she indicated they were just individual sized, so my friend and I each ordered one. We should’ve known better as they are pretty pricey: $17+ Of course on arrival we realized that we could’ve shared one. The food was fine pretty uninspired but the thing that really prevents us from returning is the service. As previously mentioned the host was very friendly and the busboy was very attentive filling waters but the waitress seemed like she wanted to be somewhere else, which made me want to go elsewhere....

JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fantastic! Food is tremendous. Space is a bit cramped, but worth it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was pretty bad. They claimed they didn’t have our reservation and open table messed up. They then sat us at a bar table where our waiter was the bartender and server (over booked) it took him forever to come by, he was super slow at bringing everything and out food came out at different times.

Would not recommend traveling to the east village for

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lemon pasta isn't the best choice for people who like regular italian. It was too sour for my taste. Other than that, good wine and ambience

MC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - brought family who was visiting and they also loved the food and ambiance.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid, always fast. Amazing wine offerings.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience1

We were stuck in crowded area next to the kitchen. Wait staff were encroaching on our space as they were trying to get their orders to serve. Hard to think that having a reservation we would get such a lousy table.

The music was loud and the entire restaurant was loud. Tables were set too close together.

The food was good but ambiance was poor.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get togwther

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food , great vibe

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not what it use to be. High price for pizza that is just ok. Service was ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lil Frankie’s was a great dinner for the 5 of our friends getting together. A great way to share a ton of great food and friendship. They were wonderful and the pastas in particular were phenomenal. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend this place. Great price point as well including the wine list.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite restaurant in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

bday dinner with friends

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress could not have been sweeter & our food could not have been better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining as always.

Perfect place to celebrate any event with your family.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The table we sat as was tiny with no room, and the restaurant is incredible noisy and loud.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific. Other than having run out of two of our appetizer selections, it was perfect.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Lil' Frankie's on a Saturday night was extremely loud and busy. Our table for 4 was shoved into a very small area where we could not even pull our chairs out. There was a small passageway (maybe 1 ft wide) between our table and the next table that all the servers would pass through which made it extremely uncomfortable. The service was slow and we weren't seen by a waiter to welcome us or take our drink order for atleast 15 minutes after we sat down. The lemon pasta was tasty but I don't think it was worth it for the price or poor service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and atmosphere. Exactly what me and my girlfriends were wanting to start our Friday night —even better actually

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibly delicious as always, staff was polite and nice. Always my go to place for good Italian food. Can’t wait to go back again soon

MA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pizza I have very had! Would definitely recommend to a friend!

NE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love lil Frankie’s ! Never disappointed. Went with a party of 8 for my birthday dinner and everyone left happy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Rushed service, average food, super noisy, very disappointing. Supper was much better.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was okay and uninspiring. Hash browns were disappointing because they were very small and you got two with breakfast omelet. The three for one brunch cocktail deal was nice though.

NE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Always really great food, a bit on the tacky side. Always abrasive service. Nice host staff. Tacky bday celebrations. Super loud. Not to miss specials.

CN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The pizza was to die for! Husband had the spaghetti with bolognese sauce, really enjoyed his meal too.
Only downside is the size of the tables, they are absolutely tiny!

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent as always! House wine by consumption was very good!

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