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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Whatever your restaurant need, Lil Frankie’s can probably solve it. This is the ultimate utility player.
Placed in the front section of the restaurant, which wasn't great.
Big birthday party group - took a long time for us to get drinks - we were all confused about who was our server and who was just bringing/busing drinks. 20% gratuity factored in. Wound up being $55/person for shared pizza, shared salads and 1-2 drinks per person.
Food was great as was service, but wasn’t very happy with table location (right next to the kitchen) especially given I had made a reservation beforehand.
Poor service. Very slow and had an early dinner at 645. Food was good but price was too much for service quality. Cash only
Possibly the best pizza I ever had! Also recommend the fire roasted eggplant
We had fun there and the food was really great. I recommend this restaurant.
Fantastic food. Service was incredibly slow. It took 25 minutes for a server to take our drink orders and we had to wait 40+ minutes for the check to come out, with our server no where to be found.
Big scene, so expect to yell at whoever you came with. We waiting 40 minutes before a waiter came to take our order. Tricolore salad was simply chopped vegetables, not even to bite sizes, unmixed, undressed, unsalted. Pizza was really good, but pretty much the only thing acceptable about this place. "Wine deal" is basically a scam, since our waiter poured more in our glasses so that he could round up to charge us more.
Great pizza and we enjoyed the pasta as well. Cozy place that is fun for a casual date. Bring plenty of cash.
The food was great and service was helpful, but it was wayyyy too loud.
So loud! But delicious as always
This is usually one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food is always outstanding. I was very disappointed tonight when I realized they raised their prices by several dollars. Please be advised that the prices on the menu online do not match and it’s actually much higher. Overall disappointed but still pretty decent food.
I would appreciate an explanation as to why I did not receive points for this reservation.
I booked via Open Table, I received a follow up rating request from Open Table, yet no points from Open Table. How come?
Awesome food. Atmosphere was spot on! Will definitely be on our rotation of favorites in NYC
I wish the waiter had told us it was cash only before we ate. Food was fine. Waiter also included the tip without telling us.
Great service, incredible food, good times all around.
Delicious food. Frank is a legend.
The food was fast and fantastic. I can’t wait to go back to enjoy what seemed like a great brunch (and 3 for 1 mimosas!)
10/10 every single time!
Long wait even with reservation. Food delicious.
Loved the atmosphere and the food! Great experience!
They forgot our salmon. When we asked the waiter about it, he screamed, “FU**ERS!” We were jammed into a corner. Very tight on space in there, but still cute. Waiter had too many tables. He was running around and very flustered.
Great hidden gem
You’ll pass this place as signage is poor (almost non existent) but the food and service rocks
A throwback to the tenement times where the layout is railroad style, connected buildings and multiple dining areas
Absolutely try it
The food was really good and the products definitely a good quality. The atmosphere was nice but really dark, more than a cozy place should be. The staff was interesting... they do the job but not super friendly.
Così e cosi
Very good old school red sauce Italian food .big portions I would definitely recommend this restaurant
Best service ever! We were encouraged to stay and truly enjoy our time (2 hours we were there) which is uncommon in nyc where you’re alwaya rushed!
Lively atmosphere and good food!
Let’s face it, it’s a scene. Went early for simple dinner and food was okay. Everything was okay, but nothing special. If you’re into bar scenes, sit at the bar and enjoy. Otherwise, find another place to eat.
This place was recommended to us by someone local and we were not disappointed! The food came quickly and everything tasted delicious!
Would appreciate a little bit more time between starter and main, but for the rest of the evening it was a full success!
Bday dinner , food was amazing. Cold by the window and sever was a little slow but otherwise great
Absurdly loud. Might as well bring ear plugs. Will never ever come back.
Best pizza I ever had! Loved it!
This place is amazing! Great for a date night, night out with friends or family! The food is out of this world and while it's a little noisy that is what adds to the cute environment this place has to offer. Really wonderful. The entire evening was perfect.
It was a bad night at lil frankies...
‘Twas fun :)
Amazing food and good service! The lemon spaghetti was to die for - so buttery and cheesy with just enough lemon flavor. The pizzas were perfect and the burrata was absolutely heavenly. Wish I could eat a Lil Frankies every night! Highly recommend!!
This is one of my girlfriends’ and my favorite spot for some good old fashioned Italian food. We came here with our friend who loves this place as much as us. We obviously got the pasta limón and the chicken parm. Yes simple plates but amazing flavor. We usually only come here for the burrata but there was none this day we went. Anyway, this place never disappoints.