Lil' Frankie's

4.6
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746 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipMelT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music was awesome!
Food comes quick and is fresh, hot and delicious

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BethL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I enjoy coming here for the food and the ambiance, but for some reason the waitstaff are always stand offish and rude.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food I've ever had. The spinach gnocchi was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday -group dinnet

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LESgal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I went there for brunch around 11 am and it was not packed at all, didn't seem like I actually needed to make a reservation (note: it did start to get more packed later on closer to 12-12::30 pm). The ciabatta bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich was amazing! Was very excited for the 3 for 1 drink special but then quickly disappointed because they ran out of champagne and prosecco within 20-30 minutes of me being there. Not cool :/

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loud fun, late night great fod

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vipMcass217
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were extremely accommodating with my large group for my birthday dinner. Great food- fresh, delicious pasta and hefty portions- and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally came to NYC from our Boston trip (from Dallas) to eat at Lil Frankie’s - we love it so so so much.🥰 Again lil Frankie’s did not disappoint!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place
Prices an high end
Also fire safety should be reviewed seems a bit crowded

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was delicious!! Will be back to try more

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CharlotteR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy and great for a date night! Perfect late night food spot if you don’t just want fast food after a night out.

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DannyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Friendly staff! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance highly recommend it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast the staff were very attentive!!! The food omg was so freaking good the music was great not too loud just enough to have a conversation without screaming and still move your head to the melody and beat of the music jeje. The hostess when we arrived was very charming and helpful. And the drinks were great I am coming back for more jaja oh and by the way the lemon pasta was amazingly delicious 😋 next time i will have to rounds of that

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vipRisaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent but the service was marginal. Four out of the five of us were practically done before the fifth person got their food.

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AbbyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Small table to squeeze our group size but otherwise we had a great time!

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vipMCL10016
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We came here for an early dinner (6pm on a Thursday night) before a show on the lower east side. We walked in to no hostess at the entrance, once we were able to track someone down we were informed that our table was cancelled after being 11 minutes late. Once the we were actually seated, the waiter was very uninterested in our table. The lemon and Parmesan pasta was so over cooked - it was so mushy it was almost inedible. I had been to Lil frankies a few years prior and was very disappointed with the decrease in quality. I would not revisit with so many other choices in the neighborhood.

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TaraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cramped space. Server didn’t bring us bread as per usual. Brought our entrees out too soon with no room on tiny table. Good music, delicious food. Wish they would pay more attention to details.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday party!

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LizA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The service at Lil Frankie’s will always hold it back from being amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience3

service is absolutely terrible

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JasonG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service staff have a hard time keeping up with big brunch crowds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipALN212
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were seated in the back corner of the restaurant, and our server only returned after we requested the bussing staff bring her over. Each time. For every drink order. While the people around us were being served regularly. I'm not sure what we did, since this began from the time we sat down, but the bad service alone warrants not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

If you go with two people prepare to be sandwiched between other double tables!

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vipJWPW
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Appetizer never came. Food came out at different times. Service not great. Person who ordered a salad for entree got his salad last. Won’t return nor recommend to others.

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vipBirthdaygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly food! Excellent service! Very cordial !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with very good pizza, the chocolate cake is delicious, the staff is friendly, the place is small but very cozy, I’ll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always!

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vippaigelap
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic. Service was great. Space is limited so we were sat next to the kitchen area which was tight with the main walkway. Felt like we were in the way so it wasn’t as comfortable as other visits.

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JEK1230
New York Area
1 review