Lil' Frankie's

4.6
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739 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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4.4
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loud fun, late night great fod

OT
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!

PM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
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.

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

Great food! Friendly staff! Will definitely be back.

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

Amazing food and ambiance highly recommend it

OT
New York Area
6 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

RK
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.

AG
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!

MC
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.

TG
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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday party!

LA
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.

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

service is absolutely terrible

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

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

AL
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.

OT
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!

JW
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.

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

Heavenly food! Excellent service! Very cordial !!

OT
New England
3 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.

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

Awesome experience as always!

p
Los Angeles
15 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.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thank you (:

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The reservation was for 11 people. We were accommodated in a 8 people table. They put 10 chairs. The service was confused. One of the entrees did not arrive until the dinner was almost finished. Very noisy place, with the music in a high volume. But the food is excellent, really really good!

BB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife had the spaghetti and broccoli and did not care for it at all. Wish we had gone with the pizza which we had read positive reviews about but we had just had pizza the night before unfortunately

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

JUST AMAZING!!!!! From start to finish. With my husband and kids. We wanted something different than our usual! The food tasted like we were in Italy and the service was great. Can’t wait to come back!

F
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

in a word ROUGH. If your looking for an Instagram moment this is your place

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE LIL FRANKIES. OUR SERVER WAS THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. 5 STAR

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love lil Frankie’s! Great food! Gnocchi is the best and my girls loved the pizza, baby meatballs and calamari! Loud and energetic which was perfect with my 4 and 5.5 year old because when they were loud no one heard them! We go every time we are in nyc!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I called the reservation line to make sure they knew it was for a work dinner and they gave us he worst table. We couldn’t get in the chairs, had to move and then they put us by the kitchen dished and then after 2 hours they kicked us out. Never again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nothing fresh here. Even when it’s promoted on the menu. Over priced Italian food, bland as ever. Horrific. Couldn’t finish it. I’m assuming this is an after hour spot people who have been out all night drinking go to for a meal. End of story.

A
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service makes lil frankies and any of Frank Prisinzano spots worth the trip. Reminder, cash only. Prices are actually quite fair. Must try to the fire roasted eggplant for its simplicity and palate cleanser almost for the decadence of everything else you're going to enjoy.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had the choice of squeezing in a booth with 6 people, or sitting right next to the pasta preparation area. Ending up sitting by the pasta preparation area and waiters were constantly squeezing behind us to grab the orders/there was a loud radio that the chefs were listening to. Also very unsightly to look at. Wish I could have had a better experience because I liked the food but the ambiance was terrible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

R
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent surprise..!!! Understated and unexpected. The food is excellent, the best pizzas in town.

S
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

So disappointing. I was looking forward to eating here but would honestly never return. Our waiter acted as if he was doing us a favor by answering questions about the menu. The food arrived at different times and my husbands pasta meal arrived 20 minutes after the rest of ours. It was pasta , very quick to make. Our waiter never checked back with us and the restaurant is beyond noisy.
I told them it was my daughters birthday and they forgot to bring a dessert. Needless to say due to the very poor service and very underwhelming food I would not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Average experience

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