Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar

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Frankie’s offers traditional, simple and fresh Italian meals based on family recipes with the flavours of southern Italy as well as newly inspired Italian dishes in a contemporary but classic setting. The menu offers a wide selection of fresh house-made pastas and traditional comfort fare..The bar offers classic cocktails and the wine list is focused on well represented and down-to-earth British Columbia VQA wines and imported Italian wines. Frankie’s, true Italian, family food & friends.
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner before an event

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CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's Vancouver always impresses us, the service is always top notch, food is always hot and the ambience is just right! It is our first choice every time we are in the city.

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S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing (don't skip desert, it's made in house and to die for), service was awesome (our server was efficient, happy, and really bubbly without being annoying), atmosphere and noise was relaxed and perfect for a social dinner out. 100% coming back soon! I think we found a great restaurant for special occassions.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in from out of town and had supper there on Mother’s Day. Wish I could remember our servers name so HE can get the recognition that he deserves. His service was Top Notch. He was very attentive and personable. The food was delicious and extremely reasonable for the serving sizes.
We will be back the next time we are in Vancouver

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for some delicious food and fast service before an event at Rogers Arena or anywhere else in the vicinity. Our server knew that we were on a limited time schedule and timed everything perfectly, including splitting the bill. Just right!

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LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food . . . SO appreciated by people who have moved from Toronto! Breakfast was great too, and great service.

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NY
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid Italian fare. Really good flavours and good sized portions. Service was spot on.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Terrible host, you’ll find it more welcoming at Starbucks, antipasto was sad with two pieces of cheese and cheap cold cuts (avoid), Moscow mule cocktail served in a tall glass (not sure if copper cup was unavailable or bartender had no clue), tasted like 7up, spaghetti and chicken linguini were average dishes.

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MC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steak was delicious!!

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been before but my husband hadn't. He's a hard sell because he eats out so often. The food, service and ambiance was exactly what I hoped for. The mussels for appy were delicious. By the time we got to the main course we could barely get through it...which for us is a usually a breeze. The lasagna was as good as promised and my seafood pasta was outstanding. The fellow serving us was terrific.
Overall a lovely evening. Can hardly wait to go back and try a few more offerings.

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SM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As you walk in, you see a well organized layout of tables and seating. Some tables appear a bit closer than I would like but I can imagine there are a lot of people who want to eat here.
I met an old friend there for an early dinner. The server was prompt to greet us to ask about beverages and menus. We hadn't even looked as we were so engaged in our conversation. The server was very perceptive to our needs and was very astute in waiting for our conversation breaks (which were few and far between) to take our order.
The menu offers clever combinations and presentations of traditional Italian foods. It was easy to find a meal to suit my needs at the time. The food came in a timely manner and presentation was appealing to the eye. It was all delicious. I loved my well balanced Steak and Beet salad and was fulsome enough and gratifying.
As we were leaving we were met by a Maitre'd (?) who inquired about our experience. It was a good humoured and light hearted exchange that showed their care and attention to their customers.
I will definitely return to Frankies Italian for more good food and Great people who work there.
SM

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LB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On the night of a concert they were definitely prepared with adequate staff. Knowing it would be busy we made a reservation. They had us seated, served our food and we were out the door in less than an hour. All 4 of us were pleased with our meals :)

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p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff accommodated our request to move to a booth.
Food was excellent. Would recommend this to others

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FE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early, sat at the bar. Bartender Tony was great. Super friendly. Dinner was great and prices were good. We will go back.

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p
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation 2 weeks before and we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation as our table was not ready. Even after telling the server that we had all kinds of time, we felt a bit rushed by the server and the restaurant was not busy when we finally got seated.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Whenever we're in town for an event Frankie's is always dinner

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great pasta and appies, great service! Authentic Italian food
I’d recommend it

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. We were a large-ish group but everything came out in a timely manner. I would gladly go back again.

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DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been there many times and recommended it to business colleagues for a business dinner. I told the waiter they we were not in a hurry as we were not going to a game that night. He seemed to be in a rush. We ordered an appetizer and wanted to order our entree’s later. He kept asking us to order and when we d=I’d the food arrived as if it was already prepared and waited to be plated. MY carbonara was overalls sauced with only a few pieces on Pancetta. My guests plates looked as if they had been thrown together. I will try again but they need to do better. If I wanted rushed service and sloppy food I will go to Anton’s on Hastings.

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WL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. Surprised at the extensive menu and reasonable prices. Will definitely return.

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L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It is very close and convenient to Rogers Arena. Good food and nice outdoor patio. Very noisy in the restaurant

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the meal and the restaurant. Service was great but I received the wrong entre and was only able to eat a portion as a result of dietary restrictions. I had asked about the catch of the day and when told what it was,I had ordered a different entree. When the meals came, mine was in fact the catch of the day and not what I had subsequently ordered. Although the waitress offered to fix it, I did not want to wait for my meal and then have my party wait while I ate so I accepted the wrong entree and ate the part that I could, leaving the rest. I was offered a free dessert, but being diabetic, I declined.

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KC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I meet a friend for dinner. I got Veal parmagian and it was ok. My friend got the special which was wild Salmon. She said her dish was very good. The waitress was excellent. I would go back but this time try a different dish.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff kindly honoured our reservation even though we were half hour late and the food and wait staff was super!

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PD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and excellent food. Great place to go before a concert or for good Italian food.
Wish they had a few more offerings with rose sauce, but they would probably customize.

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f
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't say enough about the service and the food was super. Definitely a favourite of ours. Second time we have been there and it did not disappoint!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly moving from Calgary to Maple Ridge I can not say I have eaten anywhere as top notch as Frankie’s. The food was absolutely delicious from the appetizers to the desert! The service was wonderful. We definitely will be frequenting this establishment on special events for sure. Thank you so much for making this occasion for my sister’s birthday memorable!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Pasta dishes were quite authentic and flavor was as expected. The server was very helpful and timely. Being next to a jazz room, the ambience was upbeat and positive. I would definitely return to this restaurant and try some of the other enticing looking dishes.

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F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tomato soup and Caesar salad were very good. I think you should improve on your focaccia. Service was just average.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal here on a night when they had several large parties of more than 10 people. This was during the weekend of the rugby Sevens tournament. Our only criticism would be that the younger serving staff seemed to avoid making eye contact with anyone if it looked like you wanted something. Fortunately our waiter, Adolpho (not sure if I got that right as we were calling him Frankie all night) entirely made up for this with his great sense of humour and attention. Despite the amount of people they were dealing with, our meals came out promptly and were delicious. I will definitely come here again.

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AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My nice: the mussels that was an appetizer was delicious. Enough for a full meal. The Caesar salad was perfect.

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CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Excited to be planning my next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Immediate service very good. Follow-up service in ordering main meal was slow and had to get attention.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice evening....great pasta and good red wine!
Quite noisy as it was so busy, otherwise no complaints!!

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C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely!! Very good every time l go there for lunch or dinner!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at Frankie's after the Vancouver Canucks game. Service was great same with the food!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing and really enjoyed ourselves. The service was really slow on getting to our table but the food did come out very quickly and it was fresh. The service was slower on getting drinks and checking in with the table. The music was a bit loud but we were on the bar side, and previously we had sat in the restaurant side which was quieter. Finally, I enjoyed the table style.

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KO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a delicious and quick pre theatre dinner. Our service was friendly and fast and professional. We would definitely go back!

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, good food, served in a timely fashion. And half price bottles of wine on Wednesday’s!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention to detail! Fabulous food. An evening to remember!

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