Maybe Frank - Surry Hills

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Welcome to Maybe Frank - Surry Hills
We are a traditional Italian Woodfire pizzeria as well as a small cocktail bar on church lane, just off Bourke street in Surry Hills. Our pizza is made in the traditional Italian way. Our dough is rested between 36 and 72 hours, making the pizza easy to digest with a delectably crispy texture alla romana.The bar at Maybe Frank is our little secret. We are focused on aperitivo and digestive cocktails. Everything is done with a modern Italian twist and all created by our talented bartender: Andrea Gualdi. Our list is constantly changing according to seasonality and provenance. Always using the freshest ingredients, and peculiar Italian liquor that we can find on the market. Maybe Frank is a place for daily-dining, Sunday drinking, and for a little day-dreaming of your next adventure to our beautiful mother land.

.………Eh la madonna!!!
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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came as a group of ten lat saturday to celebrate my birthday and it was perfect - a nice energetic ambiance that wasn't too loud that we couldn't hear one another, and the $30 all you can eat pizza was such good value. Drinks were AMAZING too - highly recommend the garibaldini :-) Thanks Maybe Frank!

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Claire
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pizza and cocktails , friendly service....a bit loud for a quiet dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza was great, but definitely had tables of people super close together. No social distancing, but food and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome birthday dinner for experience... thanks for the cannoli

That fried bread is incredible.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, friendly and helpful servers, lovely ambiance

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Scorpioalejandra
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pizza but maitre'd couldn't find our online booking..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, you'll love the food, drinks and the people...enjoy!

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LucaT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for date! Amazing NEGRONI, and pizza is very delicious! Good job guys

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Great food, drinks & ambience

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and incredible cocktails. So glad they are back open

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GeorgieK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant!! Staff were so friendly and food was to die for!!!!!!!

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MADELINA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Went on the Friday and brought all the family on the Saturday. Will continue to dine here and recommend to everyone. Best pizza I’ve had - and I’ve been to Italy!

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jack
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, great cocktails and excellent food !

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RoryF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with friends at Maybe Franks - the pizzas were freshly made and delicious - a good variety of toppings and clearly very well prepared in the Italian way. Salad and a dessert were an excellent touch - it was also fantastic value - look forward to seeing Frank again soon !

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GiacomoC
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Davvero eccellente la pizza! Molto più buona di tante pizze che si trovano in Italia. Servizio simpatico e veloce.

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LivW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We went for the early sitting - 6.30pm, knowing we needed to vacate the table by 8.30pm. We were sat at an indoor table by the door - every time that door opened it blew a gale.
When I asked what alcohol free options were available (I don’t drink) the waiter practically rolled his eyes and said he doesn’t trust people who don’t drink?!
Food came out pretty quickly and was tasty.
At 7.45pm that same waiter told us we have to be out in 15 minutes. I said my understanding was that we had the table until 8.30pm and he rudely said no we didn’t and hurry up or he would kick us out!!
Not sure whether he thought he was funny but I found him extremely rude and for that reason I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somewhat hidden away but an absolute beaut of a place with a simple space with plenty of buzz even midweek.

Service was on point but filled with genuine personality from the chefs greeting as you enter right through to departure. Our waiter was great from his rapport through to product knowledge just wish I remembered his name.

Cocktails were superb as you'd expect from the sister venue of Maybe Sammy, which you must try when in Sydney.

The pizzas were the best we found in both Sydney and Melbourne and they certainly rivalled a lot we have in Manchester for traditional Neapolitan woodfire pizza. Try the Alba but ask to swap the sauce for the pumpkin puree (waiter suggested) as it works so well...but listen to them when they say the chilli oil on the table packs a punch!!

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BradyEagle
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for Mardi Gras, and popped in for some pizza and drinks. Friendly staff, amazing brick-oven pizza, and drinks were great too. Would definitely recommenced to anyone!

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LBBBBBBBBBBBB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service and ambience really wonderful. Food delicious

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ScottNolan
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Our favourite place in Sydney. Highly recommended.

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AlexandreM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good pizzas and cocktails but a little bit expensive.

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Aussiesolodiner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We really didn't enjoy the food at Maybe Frank -- the pizza was so thin it was sloppy. Knowing traditional Italian style pizza well this was enjoyable. The prawns and calamari on the seafood pizza were definitely your frozen school prawn variety and at that price I would expect better.

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ChiaraR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Stefano, who assisted our table through all night, is the nicest guy - outstanding service.
The starters we ordered (Calamari and Burrata) were to die for.
Underwhelmed by the pizza - one of us ordered a gluten free pizza that came completely burned (Stefano promptly got us a new one).
Other two pizzas were half burned and we had to wait quite a bit as well.

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LucasP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful and happiest environment. Doesn't feel that you leave yourhome. Is like go for a friends house. Pizza the best , is like be in Italy again. Bravo

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FleurB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and the service was brilliant - would have given more stars if we could :)

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CoreyJ
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent pizzas and drinks, lovely location. Only ask would be a bit better noise insulation as it can get loud with fairly densely-packed tables and hard surfaces.

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Chelleva
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Special shout out to Neilsen and Jamie behind the bar! These guys rock!!

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NonyeI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. We went for the pesto pasta, ragout gnocchi and pumpkin salad. Every dish was so delicious. The wines were also amazing. I loved every minute of it. Get the outdoor dining if you’re worried about noise levels. Service was also fantastic.

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BrettS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptional from entrees to pastas and pizzas for our group of 5. Service was spot on, only negative was noise from a large group near us, but that's part of dining out on a Saturday night.

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JakeC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cocktails were great along with the service. However, the food was average - poor. The rocket in the salad tasted bad, perhaps it had gone off. The pizza was average, quite tasty but the base wasn’t crispy at all, very sloppy. I would recommend for cocktails before heading elsewhere for dinner.

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CeliaK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to make it a fantastic experience. So friendly and accommodating!

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ABVD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tuesdays are all you can eat which sounds nice. However you receive a large pizza and must finish it before getting another one, making it nearly impossible to try more than one flavour per person.

Additionally, it is not $20pp as advertised on their weekly promotions. It's $20pp if you buy a drink (minimum price $5 for a glass of coke, more for alcoholic drinks). If you do not purchase a drink, the pizza is $25pp.

Pizza base was nice. Food was decent.
But does not really satisfy the main part of 'all you can eat' as you would want variety.

Pizza autentico does better.

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MarkB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and very fast service. Highly recommended.

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MattyD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing! Being an Italian with very high pizza standards, this place is brilliant. And to add, the service is second to none.

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Myra
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Tuesday happy hour! Such great value for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good place and good food

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AlanGlasgow
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited this place on my own when I was visiting Sydney from Scotland. I always find it a little uncomfortable eating alone but the 2guys behind the bar made me feel very welcome - their chat was awesome, the food was great, and the cocktail the guy made for me was amazing - id love to have been able to go back - next time in Sydney it will be my first stop !

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Mick
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, great service, lovely atmosphere. We will come back

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MelissaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All you can eat pizza was great, although got seated at a table where everyone walked behind me. My jacket was on the chair and fell off like three times as people squished behind me to get through. It was by two waiters as well and they didn't apologize or even look back.

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JemJacob
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Atmosphere was fantastic. Staff very friendly (although they didn’t know the appropriate times to approach you). My partners food was good however mine was shocking. I don’t think I have ever had a worse pizza. I had a vegan gluten free pumpkin base with mushroom pizza and the base and pumpkin were good however the mushrooms were watery and cold. They left pools of water all over the pizza and when you bit into them they would just exert water. It was as though they had been frozen, retained water, microwaved to defrost for 30 secs and then put on the pizza. Because of the Staff & atmosphere I can understand why it is a popular venue.

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Maybe Frank - Surry Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Maybe Frank - Surry Hills is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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