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Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn, Berwyn, PA

Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn

4.9
4.9
663 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Frankie's Fellini Cafe is a casual neighborhood find. The menu is filled with authentic Italian dishes from Veal Chop Milanese to Linguini with Clam Sauce. Everything is made fresh from scratch. Chef Frank Chiavaroli, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, creates all the recipes, shops daily at the market for the freshest ingredients, and greets you at the door.

The cafe is BYOB. At Frankie's Fellini Cafe you can always enjoy your favorite wine or beer with our delicious meals without a corking fee.

Frankie's Fellini Cafe is open daily for lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 647-1737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Frank Chiavaroli

  • Catering

    Catering (including service) is available. Contact Frank Chiavaroli at 610-647-1737 for catering planning.

  • Private party contact

    Frank Chiavaroli : (610) 674-1737

  • Neighborhood

    Main Line

  • Parking details

    There is ample free parking in front and behind the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Italian Opera on Wednesday nights.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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What 663 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Italian

  • Western Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Western Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Western Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Western Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Western Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Western Suburbs

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  1. M

    Melissa

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. My dad had the clam bake and it was amazing. I had meatballs, amazing. Save room for desert!
  2. T

    Travelgal

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love this place! Food is great and the wait staff is always super nice, helpful and accommodating! This is a very popular place and as such is always very busy. This can sometimes create longer wait times for food, but all in all the food is well worth the wait!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing great staff, good prices, and a real gem!
  4. FP

    FredP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, always consistent, playful energetic atmosphere. One of our favorites in the area.
  5. CS

    CraigS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful neighborhood place with great food and an equally great staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great local gem, with great food. Always excellent!
  7. DD

    DevonDiner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times - Fellini's never disappoints. The food is fresh tasting, in ample amounts. Even when they are busy, as they were the other night, they make sure you are taken care of and get what you need in a timely manner. We figure if it's busy, it must be good! The staff and owners are friendly. Overall, a great neighborhood BYOB.
  8. JM

    JohnM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Frankie's is always a hit. From the food, the service, and the intimate and lively atmosphere, it is incomparable on the Main Line!
  9. F

    Frank

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Place was constantly full. Food was generous and good. The restaurant was very loud, i.e., I could not hear my dinner companions. I will return and hopefully find a less noisy evening.
  10. MS

    MikeS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We have continued to patronize Frankies Fellini Grill due to its close proximity to our home and the quality of the food. That being said we’ve have had major issues from our credit card being fraudulently charged by the waitress that added a $20 tip over and above the 20% tip we gave. Tonight we were charged $16.95 for a bowl of spaghetti and then $6 on top of that for 2 meatballs. More for spaghetti and meatballs than both of my wife’s and my entrees. This was also after the waiter got my wife’s order wrong even after she gave him the # next to the dish. Still got it wrong. Very long wait for the correct meal to come out. Very rude manager that said “well I’m sure sure you ate a loaf of bread w your meal” that was her justification For the overpriced spaghetti. This is the only place also that charges a service fee for using a credit card in the area that I’m aware of. If you go here be very careful checking your bill and always keep a copy as they have been caught twice by us in the past for adding to the bill. Sad that a otherwise good Italian family place has to be like this.
  11. CR

    ClaireR

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating 69 years of marriage. Good food, service, ambiance. Surprised that even the fact that I listed our celebration on our reservation it was not acknowledged. Also surprised and disappointed that there was a non-cash adjustment to our bill
  12. CG

    CityGalNY2OR

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food is ridiculously good! The owners and staff amazing and we felt part of the “family” the minute we walked in the door. The menu is so extensive you could eat there every night (which I may try!) an absolute gem of a place!
  13. J

    Jane

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We shared a Mediterranean salad to start that was lovely— seared tuna, lump crab, and steamed shrimp perfectly cooked and warm. Pastas were both very tasty. As always, the bread with dinner is crusty on the outside and soft inside— yummy.
  14. H

    Happydoc

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always a delicious meal! One of our staples on our restaurant list!
  15. C

    Cakebaker

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service - Lisa was so helpful and the kitchen will accommodate any special requests. The food is very good and the portions are huge. Great homemade cannolis. Highly recommend!
  16. T

    Tonyg

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I have always had a great dining experience, but on this night the did not hit the mark. I ordered the stuffed chicken and I have to say it’s was dry. My wife had the gnocchi with braciole that seemed to be a little overpriced. Also, we ordered a side dish of the famous meatballs that are always huge and delicious... came out smallish and run of the mill tasting. Don’t get me wrong, they are on of my favorite places to eat but I was a bit disappointed on this visit.
  17. RR

    RRE2015

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A busy Friday night found this place packed. We had made reservations and were seated right away. We found the food to be above par. Anything with there red sauce would be recommended. Pasta was al dente and my veal was extremely tender. However service was not the best. My wife had ordered the shrimp scampi and this wasn’t what came out of the kitchen. Not sure where the fault lies (kitchen vs. server), but the correct dish came out quickly. We will definitely be back for future visits. A simple mistake won’t deter us since the food was so good.
  18. BP

    BryanP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu and very friendly staff. Excellent Italian food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food the way I grew up. Great small restaurant that provides great food at good prices
  20. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is excellent. Waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We find the tables a little too close together, but that might be the reason for such top quality at such a reasonable price.
  21. BW

    BarryW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  22. MD

    MyronD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE HAVE BEEN EATING AT FRANKIE`S FROM THE BEGINNING! WE LOVE IT AND HAVE BROUGHT OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THERE OFTEN. IT`S THE REAL DEAL!
  23. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frankie's Fellini Cafe is my favorite restaurant. It's like going home for a great dinner.
  24. JD

    JamesD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine is taken up to an artiste level Fabulous entrees,superb service and enticing deserts
  25. LW

    LizWayne

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food at Frankie’s is always excellent!! I do wish sometimes they had a bigger space since it is pretty cozy in there. Guess it’s part of the charm...
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here Villanova graduation weekend and as on previous occasions, fabulous food and love the atmosphere.
  27. AC

    AllysaC

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for the 1st time for Mother’s Day . The food , service , & experience wonderful! We will most definitely be back !!
  28. JB

    JenniferB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal! Great service and a fun atmosphere!
  29. T

    Tonyg

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A great dinner to celebrate mother's day with my mom, wife and brother. I am a repeat customer but my mother and brother were there for the first time. As we get older our parents eat less and less, could not tell this time as my mom totally enjoyed the pasta with meatball, sausage and braciola. When desert came she did not want to share her gelato with any of us! Thank you!
  30. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Frank’s!!
  31. SS

    SandraS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Frankie’s is our favorite spot for food that feels like my Nonnas. We brought a friend with us and he also enjoyed it immensely. Our toddler even loves it there. It’s a great place for family dining and to meet some friendly folks.
  33. LB

    LoveBYOs

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the owners are warm and welcoming.
  34. C

    Chica

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    Although the food is delicious, there are several things about Fellini's that will keep me from going back. The restaurant is small, and they squeeze people into small tables that are very close together. The resulting atmosphere is noisy and hectic, making it impossible to relax and enjoy dinner. Also, effective communication with the patrons is almost non-existent. When the pasta I ordered turned out to be unavailable, they substituted a different pasta without asking what I wanted. They recommended a special "ice cream sandwich" dessert, failing to mention that the cost of that dessert is $16. They insist on packing up the leftovers themselves, but don't follow instructions. I was surprised to be charged an additional 4% of the total bill just for using my credit card. They have a small placard on one wall mentioning the surcharge, and seem to feel that the one placard is sufficient communication of their policy. They could have mentioned the surcharge when I handed them the credit card. Better yet, it could be mentioned on their website so people know to bring cash. It seems the goal of the restaurant is to feed as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, while making as much money as possible, with inadequate regard for considerate service.
  35. c

    cuzski

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting. Large portions. Good service. Very tight seating.
  36. T

    Tonyg

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a great dinner with another couple on a Saturday night. Leah our waitress was outstanding, next time I am going to let her order for me. It is a bit tight and loud inside but the food makes up for it. It has become one of my favorites!
  37. W

    Waynegourmet

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It took one hour from the time we were seated until the food arrived. Pasta was OK but the veal Milanese was burned. There was a $6.75 extra charge for using a credit card which was never disclosed to us. They refused to accept my personal check and eliminate the $6.75 charge. Place is small, crowded and very noisy. The bathroom is dirty and needs a fresh coat of paint. DONT GO
  38. JP

    JoyceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Can't beat the food. The veal marsala - so good! The salad was fresh with a wonderful light dressing.
  39. BB

    BonnieB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved Frankie’s. We spent New Year’s Eve there. It was like a family party. Food was amazing as was the service. We’ll be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    South Phila and Phila has some of the best Italian restaurants on the planet. I know I have eaten Italian all over the US and abroad including Italy. Frankie’s ranks up with the best. Certainly among the Best in the Philly area. A little piece of genuine South Philly exceptional Italian food located in Berwyn,Pa just up the road from Villanova University. When I am in the mood for Italian my first go to is this BYOB GENUINE South Philly restaurant. When one considers value and quality this should be at the top of your list.

FAQs

Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 647-1737.

Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn is rated 4.9 stars by 663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn

678 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Main Line

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample free parking in front and behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Frank Chiavaroli

  • Entertainment

    Italian Opera on Wednesday nights.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (610) 647-1737

  • Catering

    Catering (including service) is available. Contact Frank Chiavaroli at 610-647-1737 for catering planning.

  • Private party contact

    Frank Chiavaroli : (610) 674-1737

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