Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine
Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine

Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leye.com/
  • Phone: 3122662500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation
    M-Th 11:30am-8:30pm
    Fri 11:30am-9:00pm
    Sat 10:00am-9:00pm
    Sun 10:00am-8:00pm

    Breakfast
    Sat-Sun 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Aguilar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine for information about catering menu options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walton
  • Public Transit: Red Line Chicago Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking is available at 900 North Michigan Parking. Enter on Walton St. or Rush St.
    We validate parking with the following Rates:
    $12.00 for 3 hours during the day
    $5.00 for Evening parking. Enter after 5:00 pm and exit by 2:00 am.
A word from Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine
Lettuce Entertain You's neighborhood Italian restaurant atop Michigan Avenue is located on the 5th floor of the 900 shops. Frankie's is open every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30am for Breakfast. Enjoy your eggs your way, Sicilian omelettes, rosemary potatoes and of course- breakfast pizza, complete with bloody marys and fresh coffee. For Lunch and Dinner, Frankie's specializes in salads, pastas and of course Scaloppine. Get to meet Big Frankie as he talks with you about the “Famous Chopped Salad,” a mag mile favorite of 20 years, or the Smothered Brick Chicken, organic chicken topped with sweet and hot peppers. Following your meal, servers wheel Juddino’s Cookie Cart tableside with a daily selection of homemade cookies. Frankie’s 5th Floor Pizzeria serves the best pizza in Chicago (CS Magazine, March 2008),offering traditional red sauce pizzas and signature Sardinian style pies. The full menu is available in either seating area.
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Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (64)neighborhood gem (59)kid-friendly (34)good for groups (33)great for brunch (31)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (17)notable wine list (13)romantic (8)scenic view (8)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Very Good Food, indifferent service
    HPFanVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Typically good Lettuce food, from great bread, fine soup and Caesar salad at good value lunch prices. But service needed improvement tho this may have just been our waitress who 'got lost' repeatedly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than last time
    optimist
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was my third visit for brunch in about as many weeks and tried the spinach/mushroom omelet. It was OK, but poor quality of the cheese hurt the quality of the omelet. The spinach was bitter: not the restaurant's fault. The potatoes were great! Toast was so-so. My companion had a hamburger and was pleased. Service was impeccable. Water glass was kept full, and refills of hot water for tea were appreciated. For brunch this is not such a great place to go, because really the menu is lunch with a few breakfast items tacked on. I doubt I will come for brunch here again. If in the area for lunch, I would likely visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect get together
    Flos
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lunch menu is wonderful-lots of choices and ability to combine items. Provided round table for 8 which allows wonderful visiting. Parking in the bldg.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK, but not great
    optimist
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is my 4th visit to Frankie's, and the 2nd time for brunch, mostly because it was convenient, not for any other reason. I ordered eggs diavola, my companion ordered the turkey burger. I asked for 'once-over' eggs but got fried ones with a solid yolk. OK, but not what I wanted. The tomato mixture was flavorful, but far too salty. I also ordered an apple crostada, which was fine, but short on cinnamon. My companion was happy with his turkey burger, and said the fries with it were quite good. I was disappointed with the tea selection (earl grey, camomile or green), but I understand that meeting tea drinkers preferences can be challenging. Waiter was wonderful, attentive not predatory. Noise from mall is not obtrusive.
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  • Consistently good food and ambiance
    BrianOVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Frankie's is sophisticated and at the same time laid back. As parents with a 12 year old, we sometimes have a tough time finding a place that has both good food, is kid appropriate, and is a good value. Frankie's really delivers and we've never been disappointed. By the way, don't think Olive Garden - Frankie's provides a much deeper, richer, and innovative experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frankie's
    aom2VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and service are wonderful. A wonderful menu for anyone with varied tastes. They will adjust your order to fit your special diet needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was a very busy holiday weekend the restaurant was full, which made the service was slow. On the plus side the food was very good. Our table had several pasta dishes all were very good, with the brick chicken being outstanding. For a downtown restaurant prices are very reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is consistently very good!
    FussyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tried the baked spaghetti this time, in lieu of my usual salad, which I love as an entree. It was fabulous so, nowt I"ll have to make a serious choice! My husband is stuck on the Chicken with arugla salad on top. Everything we've tried is wonderful. Love eating in the "outdoor" area...restful, quiet and expansive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frankie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    not up to LEYE standards. very disappointing. wasn't busy enuf for how distracted the service was.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I picked this restaurant solely because of proximity to my hotel. I had fairly low expectations as it is located in a "mall" in the Blomingdale's building. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The food and service were excellent and a good value for the Gold Coast area. I enjoyed it so much that I made a return visit later in my trip. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable and Consistent
    Waiting
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place after a long day of shopping. Wait Staff was responsive and professional, food was very good and everyone enjoyed their selection, from Pasta to Pizza to Seafood. Seating was comfortable and tables appropriately spaced. The decor was OK, not sure about the white plates with black writing on the walls. Better than just a mall restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading Advertising
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We received an email advertising promotion. Upon arrival at the restaurant, it applied to only a few items on the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Alternative
    dinealotVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The brick oven lemon pancake and crisp bacon were just enough tart, sweet, and smokey to delight my palate. Frankie's is a great brunch alternative on weekends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JER1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was lousy. Standing water on floor. Waiters made a lot of noise bussing tables.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's inside a mall
    donl09
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was in town and looking for an Italian restaurant on a Friday night. I reviewed Yelp for some options and because it was so last minute, not many of the options had vacancy. Frankie's was highly rated, like many others and seemed to be in a good spot right on N. Michigan; a short walk from where I was staying downtown. It turned out to be a mall, with Frankie's on the 5th floor; not exactly the ambiance I was looking for on nice summer night in downtown Chicago. It's mostly my fault for not reading more into it and figuring this out before making reservations. My group liked the food pretty well but the waiter didn't speak very good English. Made it difficult to understand some of the menu questions. In all a good place if you're shopping
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Frankie's is a favorite and by the looks of it, it is becoming many people's favorite. I have taken to making a reservation just to make sure we get a table. Had the eggplant my last visit and it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flos
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always dependable. $10 bottle of wine on Tuesdays. Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good!
    Baird
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Frankies is seldon crowded and the food/service is consistently good. A typical Lettuce Entertain You restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Flos
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Took a young couple for dinner that had never been there-truly enjoyed!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frankie's
    aom2VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food and service every time. Convenient for neighbors and tourists. Wonderful place to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood gem
    goldcoasterVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place for a good low key Italian meal. It is also wonderful for weekend breakfast
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent with very good food
    FussyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A great go-to spot that is great because you can eat "outside" in the 5th floor lobby area set up with awnings and table or inside in a more intimate atmosphere. It you like a quiet spot to get away from a hectic day or bustling shopping trip, this is a great hideaway, quite where you can listen to friends talk and share a great meal. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner here! This is our neighborhood gem with reasonable prices and good Italian food (generous portions, too!) but tourists will enjoy this get away to have a moment of down time. This restaurant is part of the Lettuce Entertain You group, so bring your card with you and accumulate points while you enjoy your meal!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frankies
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was great and the portions were more than adequate. Our server could have been a little bit more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable good eats
    Hothow1VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We love coming to Frankies. They have a nice varied menu and the food is always good. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food off the Mile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a nice little restaurant in the mall off the north end of the Magnificent Mile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was delicious. I ordered the Tri-colore Gnocchi and it was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a very good lunch consisting of several entree salads.
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  • Enjoyed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wonderful experience. Highly recommended by my daughter and her husband (and 2 boys). We had a very nice first time experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood spot
    dineout
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Frankie's is well known in the neighborhood and should not be missed by anyone shopping nearby, either lunch or dinner. Considering the menu their wine list might be on the expensive side but the food choices make up for that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good !
    VacaVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Every time I come here i go away happy. Excellent place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We eat here often so we will probably go back but this time wasn't so good. Our waiter was indifferent. After I ordered the whitefish, he came back to say they were out of it. I ordered a pasta with lobster ($25) and there were 4 small pieces of lobster in it. I should have sent it back but didn't. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he said that's what it is. When we left, I talked to Alan, who is wonderful, the host and he said he would talk to the manager about it. So this time our meal wasn't as good as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had an excellent pizza and salad for lunch. The restaurant was not crowded so it was quiet and the service was excellent.
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  • Pretty good, but not wonderful
    optimist
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had dinner on a Monday evening. Noise level was fine. I had a caprese salad appetizer and salmon entree; he had the anti-pasta plate & spaghetti w/meatballs. The caprese salad was weird-no balsamic vinegar or basil. Tomatoes were very good, though. Salmon was well-prepared, but nothing special. My date found his entree acceptable, not great. Wine list not good. I was not much interested in the desserts. So skipped that, too. Waiter was good, attentive,not predatory. Not one of the better Lettuce installments. I'll return to try the pizza. Overall, not impressed, though. Osteria Via Stato is a far better choice. I still miss Scoozi.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Frankie's is always a good, reliable place for good food and pleasant service. And they validate parking tickets for a $5 charge in the building garage if you arrive after five p.m.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food good time
    SuziVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    As usual the food was reliable and good. Service was fine albeit not as good as usual. We would return as we know days are as different as nights are long
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    ligsterVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ordered red wine got white, food was just passable, servers seem to be in a hurry to get it over with, Pizza was not cooked enuf, a bottle of cheese was broken and just barely cleaned up
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  • review
    reviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Usually we have very good meals at Frankie's but they were off this time. We brought friends--so there were 6 of us. Very long wait for drinks and food and the food was not up to their usual standards. Short staffed? Too many tables still dining when we arrived? We will go again, but probably not for a larger group dinner. Any restaurant can have an off night--hope this is just such a rare event.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bogus "outdoor" eating area
    frankie2222
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I called ahead because I saw reviews noting an outdoor eating area - whoever answered the phone confirmed that they had outdoor seating. In reality the outdoor area is simply tables in the common area of a shopping mall. Deceitful.
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  • HappyEater
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Enjoyed our dining experience very much. Frankie's is a hidden gem
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good food reasonably priced. The portions are large enough so that you can bring something home for the next day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate