Lil' Frankie's

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$30 and under
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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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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid, always fast. Amazing wine offerings.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

We were stuck in crowded area next to the kitchen. Wait staff were encroaching on our space as they were trying to get their orders to serve. Hard to think that having a reservation we would get such a lousy table.

The music was loud and the entire restaurant was loud. Tables were set too close together.

The food was good but ambiance was poor.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get togwther

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food , great vibe

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not what it use to be. High price for pizza that is just ok. Service was ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lil Frankie’s was a great dinner for the 5 of our friends getting together. A great way to share a ton of great food and friendship. They were wonderful and the pastas in particular were phenomenal. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend this place. Great price point as well including the wine list.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite restaurant in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

bday dinner with friends

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress could not have been sweeter & our food could not have been better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining as always.

Perfect place to celebrate any event with your family.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The table we sat as was tiny with no room, and the restaurant is incredible noisy and loud.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific. Other than having run out of two of our appetizer selections, it was perfect.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Lil' Frankie's on a Saturday night was extremely loud and busy. Our table for 4 was shoved into a very small area where we could not even pull our chairs out. There was a small passageway (maybe 1 ft wide) between our table and the next table that all the servers would pass through which made it extremely uncomfortable. The service was slow and we weren't seen by a waiter to welcome us or take our drink order for atleast 15 minutes after we sat down. The lemon pasta was tasty but I don't think it was worth it for the price or poor service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, and atmosphere. Exactly what me and my girlfriends were wanting to start our Friday night —even better actually

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredibly delicious as always, staff was polite and nice. Always my go to place for good Italian food. Can’t wait to go back again soon

MA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best pizza I have very had! Would definitely recommend to a friend!

NE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love lil Frankie’s ! Never disappointed. Went with a party of 8 for my birthday dinner and everyone left happy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Rushed service, average food, super noisy, very disappointing. Supper was much better.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was okay and uninspiring. Hash browns were disappointing because they were very small and you got two with breakfast omelet. The three for one brunch cocktail deal was nice though.

NE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Always really great food, a bit on the tacky side. Always abrasive service. Nice host staff. Tacky bday celebrations. Super loud. Not to miss specials.

CN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The pizza was to die for! Husband had the spaghetti with bolognese sauce, really enjoyed his meal too.
Only downside is the size of the tables, they are absolutely tiny!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent as always! House wine by consumption was very good!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday brunch. The ambience is so beautiful during the day, skylight, plants and flowers hanging all around. Truly a nice setting to have a celebration. Food was amazing too!!! Definitely will be coming back.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

great time for a group at a reasonable price, with excellent wine list at all prices and STRONG cocktails. Tasty food!

NP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food excellent, but noise was terrible!!
Service was ok.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Awful service. Sat us next to a wild table so loud. Huge restaurant but they couldn’t move us for some reason. Server was terrible. Would never want him to take our orders again. Thankfully the food was great

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

did a large birthday dinner- was okay

BF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great simple Italian meal. Always forget cash only! But it’s worth it. East village staple. Request back room if available.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whole roasted eggplant was so delicious and unique! Love the back room with all the hanging plants, though the tables were a tight squeeze. Lemon pasta is to die for.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 16th birthday dinner at Lil Frankie’s at the recommendation of a local New Yorker. Loved the atmosphere, the food was out of this world delicious and we had a phenomenal experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here - service was great, authentic, and warm. Food was remarkably good, and again - authentic, honest, and well-executed. We really enjoyed it, and will be back asap! Thank you so much!

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, feels authentic, a little expensive but New York is in general.

A
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A bit overhyped. The baby meatball ragu was delicious. The roasted chicken was good, the olive oil mashed potatoes was bland. The pizza terribly represented a classic Neapolitan.. It's really cute in there though. As far as Italian food, I would pick somewhere else!

Also, its cash only...

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious!! Big servings

K
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite neighborhood gems however it is too loud

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had quite a long wait for the rigatoni but the fresh delicious bread help and they apologised and it did not effect our evening. If anything it was a testament to how busy and desired their food is. They also gave us tiramisu as an apology which was totally not needed but very much appreciated and delicious! We will certainly be coming back for pizza as it looked incredible

EG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Margherita Pizza. Fire Roasted Eggplant a Must

FP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was so good! The food was amazing, and the place was enjoyable to dine in. Would definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good. Our waiter was not attentive at all. Our food was slow and we tried asking for the check at least 3 times. And when we finally got our waiters attention it still took him 45 mins to get our check. After we complained to the manager he brushed it off and did not give a discount...

HC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place had great food and ambience . We ordered the pizza and the eggplant with the pasta limone. Everything was very good .
The seats are close together and it gets crowded although the staff are friendly .

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