Frankies 457 Spuntino

★★★★★
  • 457 Court St

    Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  • 718-403-0033

About Frankies 457 Spuntino

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am

Food

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Nice place . Food was average to good. We were a party of 4 Monday lunchtime. We all found the service - at least the guy waiting our table - less than impressive. Superficially efficient , he appeared to find waiting and/or our party

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Nice place . Food was average to good. We were a party of 4 Monday lunchtime. We all found the service - at least the guy waiting our table - less than impressive. Superficially efficient , he appeared to find waiting and/or our party

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Frankies Sputino 457 is the most casual of the growing empire of restaurants owned by the Franks (Castronovo and Falcinelli). Yet it is more than simply a casual Italian restaurant - its quirky (some might say a tad confusing) menu reads

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Frankies Sputino 457 is the most casual of the growing empire of restaurants owned by the Franks (Castronovo and Falcinelli). Yet it is more than simply a casual Italian restaurant - its quirky (some might say a tad confusing) menu reads

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My favorite place to eat in that neighborhood. I especially like it for lunch. The back yard is great. I've been going there for years and the experience has always been solid.

As for the reviewer who writes about the nasty waiter,

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My favorite place to eat in that neighborhood. I especially like it for lunch. The back yard is great. I've been going there for years and the experience has always been solid.

As for the reviewer who writes about the nasty waiter,

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Always fresh and great food. Decent Pimm Cups and great meatballs!

3
★★★★★

Always fresh and great food. Decent Pimm Cups and great meatballs!

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This is fine food with a great location and atmosphere however the food is overrated. Good cocktails.

3
★★★★★

This is fine food with a great location and atmosphere however the food is overrated. Good cocktails.

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: Overrated food

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Frankie's is a very cozy restaurant. They have a great outdoor seating area for warmer weather and a separate building- The Stable- for private parties. The Watercress with Apples & Gorgonzola Salad is tasty, and Sweet Potato & Sage Ravioli in Parmesan Broth is very unique! The wait can be very long if you get there late but the food is worth it.

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Frankie's is a very cozy restaurant. They have a great outdoor seating area for warmer weather and a separate building- The Stable- for private parties. The Watercress with Apples & Gorgonzola Salad is tasty, and Sweet Potato & Sage Ravioli in Parmesan Broth is very unique! The wait can be very long if you get there late but the food is worth it.

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Extremely rude service, a very confrontational waiter (maybe psychotic), OK food, certainlly not anything special. Brought friends visiting from France to dinner here, was most embarassed by the rude and downright nasty waiter. Sent a

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Extremely rude service, a very confrontational waiter (maybe psychotic), OK food, certainlly not anything special. Brought friends visiting from France to dinner here, was most embarassed by the rude and downright nasty waiter. Sent a

Pros: DECENT FOOD

Cons: DON'T GIVE A DAMN SERVICE

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I've been going to Frankie's for around 2 years, and I'm getting pretty tired of the poor waitstaff.

We were there today, took awhile to get seated, the host was fine, friendly, but the waitress took a long time to get our drinks (esp.

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I've been going to Frankie's for around 2 years, and I'm getting pretty tired of the poor waitstaff.

We were there today, took awhile to get seated, the host was fine, friendly, but the waitress took a long time to get our drinks (esp.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Waitstaff

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One should expect to hear the Grateful Dead when dining at the Burrito Bar, a college dorm, or any restaurant that has neon Jimmy Hendrix posters hanging on the walls, but at Frankies 457 and at that volume?

Who knew that this was the

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One should expect to hear the Grateful Dead when dining at the Burrito Bar, a college dorm, or any restaurant that has neon Jimmy Hendrix posters hanging on the walls, but at Frankies 457 and at that volume?

Who knew that this was the

Pros: quiet street, decent wine

Cons: Grateful dead music, food going downhill, wierdly expensive

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I stopped going to Frankies because the service was so bad. Unfortunately, my friends and I made the mistake of trying yet again. I have never written a bad review for Frankies, now I must. As a fair warning to others really. They are

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★★★★★

I stopped going to Frankies because the service was so bad. Unfortunately, my friends and I made the mistake of trying yet again. I have never written a bad review for Frankies, now I must. As a fair warning to others really. They are

Pros: interiors, food is consistant

Cons: service

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If I only ate Frankie's for the rest of my life, I would be happy. Truffle crostinis for life? Not so shabby.

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If I only ate Frankie's for the rest of my life, I would be happy. Truffle crostinis for life? Not so shabby.

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Frankie's is a lovely, romantic restaurant with wonderfully fresh Italian fare and good service. Menu stand-outs include the soups (lentil with smiked bacon and escarole & canellini bean) and the house-made gnocchi. The restaurant also features one of my favorite desserts on the planet -- ricotta cheese cake -- made from an old family recipe.

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Frankie's is a lovely, romantic restaurant with wonderfully fresh Italian fare and good service. Menu stand-outs include the soups (lentil with smiked bacon and escarole & canellini bean) and the house-made gnocchi. The restaurant also features one of my favorite desserts on the planet -- ricotta cheese cake -- made from an old family recipe.

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Washingtonian. Atmosphere, Decor and lighting provided a good start to the overall. The food was classic standard. We ordered the avocado and pesto crostini to start with a half bottle of red. An entree of home made Cavatelli with Faiccos

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Washingtonian. Atmosphere, Decor and lighting provided a good start to the overall. The food was classic standard. We ordered the avocado and pesto crostini to start with a half bottle of red. An entree of home made Cavatelli with Faiccos

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I can't get enough of the cavetelli!!!! mmmm\r
love this place, great vibe....did I mention the cavatelli?

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I can't get enough of the cavetelli!!!! mmmm\r
love this place, great vibe....did I mention the cavatelli?

Pros: cavatelli!!!

Cons: no reservations, there's always a long wait...

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Long gone are the 90s when it was cool to be snotty and ask patrons to dish out cash for horrible service and mediocre food. Get with the program. It's LOUD in that restaurant and the people who work there act like it's a privilege to eat

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Long gone are the 90s when it was cool to be snotty and ask patrons to dish out cash for horrible service and mediocre food. Get with the program. It's LOUD in that restaurant and the people who work there act like it's a privilege to eat

Pros: good pasta

Cons: small plates (spuntino = snack), horrible service, loud, snotty people, long wait for table

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This restaurant is a prime example of the manhattification/ snotification (do you like my terms) of this amazing neighborhood. You take this great restaurant with excellent food and pretty nice atmosphere and what happens is Kate Hudson,

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This restaurant is a prime example of the manhattification/ snotification (do you like my terms) of this amazing neighborhood. You take this great restaurant with excellent food and pretty nice atmosphere and what happens is Kate Hudson,

Pros: food

Cons: service

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If you get there before 5:30 (because after that the wait is like 2 hours), and the hostile host isn?t working (he?s really mean), and you like to sit and eat at the bar and the usual bartender isn?t in one of his depressed states...

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If you get there before 5:30 (because after that the wait is like 2 hours), and the hostile host isn?t working (he?s really mean), and you like to sit and eat at the bar and the usual bartender isn?t in one of his depressed states...

Pros: some food

Cons: service

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The food is pretty good but have some RESPECT for your customers. Everyone is RUDE here...bottom line!!!!!

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The food is pretty good but have some RESPECT for your customers. Everyone is RUDE here...bottom line!!!!!

Pros: food

Cons: service

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Just like the title says...The food was amazing...Order the Meatballs...Oh and the Gnocchi too..You'll be glad you did! INCREDIBLE.\r
But it was too slow...Had plenty of empty water glasses...Didn't get the check-in a few minutes after we

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★★★★★

Just like the title says...The food was amazing...Order the Meatballs...Oh and the Gnocchi too..You'll be glad you did! INCREDIBLE.\r
But it was too slow...Had plenty of empty water glasses...Didn't get the check-in a few minutes after we

Pros: GREAT FOOD!!!

Cons: Crappy service...

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YUM. I have so much to say about Frankies.... Their Lamb Ragu with homemade Papparadelle finds its way into my dreams. I can no longer eat pasta anywhere else, because I feel like I am cheating on Frankie's yumminess. I live on the

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★★★★★

YUM. I have so much to say about Frankies.... Their Lamb Ragu with homemade Papparadelle finds its way into my dreams. I can no longer eat pasta anywhere else, because I feel like I am cheating on Frankie's yumminess. I live on the

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Long wait during rush hours

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I was with the party that was told there would be a three hour wait after being told on the phone that at an arrival at 7:15 would assure us seats. I read the review that Brooklyn Foody posted and I had to respond. Frankly, I find your

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★★★★★

I was with the party that was told there would be a three hour wait after being told on the phone that at an arrival at 7:15 would assure us seats. I read the review that Brooklyn Foody posted and I had to respond. Frankly, I find your

Pros: Food if you don't actually want to sit at the restaurant

Cons: The service

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I cant believe some of these negative reviews!!!! I have been dinning at Frankies 457 on Court Street for the last three years and I love it dearly. I'm confident that I have a good grasp on the the great and the just ok of the place

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I cant believe some of these negative reviews!!!! I have been dinning at Frankies 457 on Court Street for the last three years and I love it dearly. I'm confident that I have a good grasp on the the great and the just ok of the place

Pros: A wonderful place

Cons: cash only

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So I called this place on Thursday to see if I could get a table for 7 at 7pm on a saturday night for my birthday. The woman I spoke with said it should be no problem (b/c they don't take reservations). She told me that, as long as I got

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★★★★★

So I called this place on Thursday to see if I could get a table for 7 at 7pm on a saturday night for my birthday. The woman I spoke with said it should be no problem (b/c they don't take reservations). She told me that, as long as I got

Cons: Surly staff

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We are so lucky to live just 2 blocks from this gem. It's a truely great spuntino with inventive and ideally made dishes. Be prepared to wait for your table, but it's well worth it. Try their famous meatballs and radishes!

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We are so lucky to live just 2 blocks from this gem. It's a truely great spuntino with inventive and ideally made dishes. Be prepared to wait for your table, but it's well worth it. Try their famous meatballs and radishes!

Pros: food, ambience, service

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Frankie's is the perfect combo of Manhattan foodie culture and Brooklyn charm. The interior (a former Italian "social club") has been carefully renovated to maintain all the charming details - exposed brick, tin ceiling, etc. The limited menu is expertly prepared in their tiny kitchen, and I've never had a dish there that wasn't delicious. Of special note are their brunch items and their amazing cocktails, some of which involve fresh-squeezed juices. In warmer weather, the garden is a great place for a romantic dinner - if you don't get there early you may have quite a wait, but it's well worth it.

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Frankie's is the perfect combo of Manhattan foodie culture and Brooklyn charm. The interior (a former Italian "social club") has been carefully renovated to maintain all the charming details - exposed brick, tin ceiling, etc. The limited menu is expertly prepared in their tiny kitchen, and I've never had a dish there that wasn't delicious. Of special note are their brunch items and their amazing cocktails, some of which involve fresh-squeezed juices. In warmer weather, the garden is a great place for a romantic dinner - if you don't get there early you may have quite a wait, but it's well worth it.

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I don't know what happened to this place but as a local I used to love it. But last time there.. I knew it was over. We had to break up. THREE times in a row I found the service to be impersonal and neglectful. Fine. Sort of. (btw I'm not

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I don't know what happened to this place but as a local I used to love it. But last time there.. I knew it was over. We had to break up. THREE times in a row I found the service to be impersonal and neglectful. Fine. Sort of. (btw I'm not

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: Everything else.

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But just when you thought yuppie children couldn't get any more obnoxious or annoying, the one at the next table whines, "I want creme bruleeeeeeeee."

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But just when you thought yuppie children couldn't get any more obnoxious or annoying, the one at the next table whines, "I want creme bruleeeeeeeee."

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My husband and I had our wedding reception in the Stable at Frankie's. The room was lovely--full of rustic charm--everyone on the staff was warm and professional and the food was fantastic. I definitely recommend this place for a wedding

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My husband and I had our wedding reception in the Stable at Frankie's. The room was lovely--full of rustic charm--everyone on the staff was warm and professional and the food was fantastic. I definitely recommend this place for a wedding

Pros: Food, service, setting

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I attended a wedding reception in the back garden area at Frankie's and I was impressed with the space, the service and the food. A male couple had a commitment ceremony there and I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for

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I attended a wedding reception in the back garden area at Frankie's and I was impressed with the space, the service and the food. A male couple had a commitment ceremony there and I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for

Pros: Friendly service, great food

Cons: Can't think of any cons!

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i've been here soo many times for brunch for the past year and their french toasts are my fav + a cup of latte or their fresh squeezed OJs :-)

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i've been here soo many times for brunch for the past year and their french toasts are my fav + a cup of latte or their fresh squeezed OJs :-)

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Unfortunately after recent events with this venue I will no longer consider eating or drinking there again. In a recent attempt to plan a party here I received nothing but headaches and rude treatment from the owners and staff. The

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★★★★★

Unfortunately after recent events with this venue I will no longer consider eating or drinking there again. In a recent attempt to plan a party here I received nothing but headaches and rude treatment from the owners and staff. The

Pros: Poor Service, Unappreciative Owners who don't deserve your business

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Frankies is a couple blocks from my home and perhaps cause my name is Frank I was drawn to the place. I wandered in there, unaware of any of the hype or the "be seen" aura. All I can say is that since that first visit over a year ago

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Frankies is a couple blocks from my home and perhaps cause my name is Frank I was drawn to the place. I wandered in there, unaware of any of the hype or the "be seen" aura. All I can say is that since that first visit over a year ago

Pros: Great Food, Cheap Prices the Cavatelli!!

Cons: the Wait,

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I am shocked at the mediocrity that Brooklynites, and others call 'great'. Never have I been to a more overrated restaurant. The portions leave you wanting more, and not in a good way. The food is bland at best. The staff actually spilled

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I am shocked at the mediocrity that Brooklynites, and others call 'great'. Never have I been to a more overrated restaurant. The portions leave you wanting more, and not in a good way. The food is bland at best. The staff actually spilled

Pros: good wine list

Cons: rude staff, bland food, small portions, too crowded

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Menue selection was rediculous,as far as I know braciola is not an entree nor are meatballs,$14.00 AND $9.00 per,without the $11.00 pasta dish dosen't make sense to me.Sound like the meal is $25 & $20,but I guess they think everyone just

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★★★★★

Menue selection was rediculous,as far as I know braciola is not an entree nor are meatballs,$14.00 AND $9.00 per,without the $11.00 pasta dish dosen't make sense to me.Sound like the meal is $25 & $20,but I guess they think everyone just

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This place is wonderful! So very welcoming inside with fantastic service and attentive waiters. Even though it was brunch, we just ordered some small plates tapa-style. I ordered the cheese platter and olives. My friend ordered the thick

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★★★★★

This place is wonderful! So very welcoming inside with fantastic service and attentive waiters. Even though it was brunch, we just ordered some small plates tapa-style. I ordered the cheese platter and olives. My friend ordered the thick

Pros: Ambiance, food

Cons: sometimes service is spotty, but overall not bad

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I've been to Frankie's twice, and the first time it was very good. The house wine was more than acceptable, the gnocchi perfectly cooked and flavorful and the dessert, totally scrumptious. I bragged to all my friends about Frankie's (which

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★★★★★

I've been to Frankie's twice, and the first time it was very good. The house wine was more than acceptable, the gnocchi perfectly cooked and flavorful and the dessert, totally scrumptious. I bragged to all my friends about Frankie's (which

Pros: wine, antipasta appetizer

Cons: food was average, waiter kept disappearing, always crowded on weekends

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I have been here several times, and each experience has been good. The food is great, and the menu is arranged so you can order multiple things and share. My favorite thing is the roasted vegetable salad. The service varies, but the I

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★★★★★

I have been here several times, and each experience has been good. The food is great, and the menu is arranged so you can order multiple things and share. My favorite thing is the roasted vegetable salad. The service varies, but the I

Pros: food, location, price

Cons: crowded

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I am a regular at Frankies, I love this place. This is where you go to get real Italian food. Their gnocchi and cavatelli are worth the trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn. The cheesecake is out of this world. I have always found the staff

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★★★★★

I am a regular at Frankies, I love this place. This is where you go to get real Italian food. Their gnocchi and cavatelli are worth the trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn. The cheesecake is out of this world. I have always found the staff

Pros: Delicious Italian food, sapcious backyard area for cocktails and private parties

Cons: a train ride to brooklyn but WORTH IT!

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What a disappointment!! We heard such great things about this place, but the service was atrocious and the food was merely mediocre. The wait-staff were completely clueless.\r
Not worth the price or the hassle getting a table. There are

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★★★★★

What a disappointment!! We heard such great things about this place, but the service was atrocious and the food was merely mediocre. The wait-staff were completely clueless.\r
Not worth the price or the hassle getting a table. There are

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Just had a wonderful evening sharing very reasonably priced carafes of the house red at frankies. The outside area was closed for service but the staff let us sit outside on the charming gravel-filled backyard and enjoy our wine in the

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Just had a wonderful evening sharing very reasonably priced carafes of the house red at frankies. The outside area was closed for service but the staff let us sit outside on the charming gravel-filled backyard and enjoy our wine in the

Pros: ambience, reasonable wine, friendly staff

Cons: outside area hours??

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A beautiful space inside and out. Meatballs !!! Wine choices!!! The friendly people, just like family. Will go back...again and again. especially in the summer for the outside space.

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★★★★★

A beautiful space inside and out. Meatballs !!! Wine choices!!! The friendly people, just like family. Will go back...again and again. especially in the summer for the outside space.

Pros: food, beautiful room, like your family

Cons: sometimes crowded

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The staff is rude beyond anything I've ever seen. The front of the restaurant is crowded and uncomfortable but there's an outdoor area that is the biggest waste of space I've ever seen--and not even attractive. The food was mediocre at

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The staff is rude beyond anything I've ever seen. The front of the restaurant is crowded and uncomfortable but there's an outdoor area that is the biggest waste of space I've ever seen--and not even attractive. The food was mediocre at

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service, Food

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SOFO! This place is what the neighborhood is all about. Toni loves the cavatelli. She took the idea home and makes it several times a month.

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SOFO! This place is what the neighborhood is all about. Toni loves the cavatelli. She took the idea home and makes it several times a month.

Pros: menu, staff

Cons: packed

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Being a longtime City girl with a Midwestern upbringing, I both expect great service and am repelled by attitude. Frankie's, which I now take everyone who enters Brooklyn to, is A DELIGHT in every way. It has waits during prime times,

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Being a longtime City girl with a Midwestern upbringing, I both expect great service and am repelled by attitude. Frankie's, which I now take everyone who enters Brooklyn to, is A DELIGHT in every way. It has waits during prime times,

Pros: like your family, excellent menu, beautiful space

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I am a completely loyal customer. I've been going there since before they started serving food, and the Franks have done everything right. The food is excellent, service is excellent, prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is

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★★★★★

I am a completely loyal customer. I've been going there since before they started serving food, and the Franks have done everything right. The food is excellent, service is excellent, prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is

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after what felt like a never eding search for a restaurant i was neevr going to find i got lucky, a little help from mapquest was all it took. the place is cramped and the wait might not be what one would prefer. reservations are not

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★★★★★

after what felt like a never eding search for a restaurant i was neevr going to find i got lucky, a little help from mapquest was all it took. the place is cramped and the wait might not be what one would prefer. reservations are not

Pros: food, ambiance, service

Cons: small menu

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I love this place. It's the best when you don't want to cook, but you want something hearty and wholesome. Great meatballs, best gnocci, ever-changing wine list, staff that knows about the wine and the food. It's great in the summer

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★★★★★

I love this place. It's the best when you don't want to cook, but you want something hearty and wholesome. Great meatballs, best gnocci, ever-changing wine list, staff that knows about the wine and the food. It's great in the summer

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I had been excited to try Frankies for some time and almost didn't after reading some of the reviews here. What a mistake that would have been! Our whole experience was excellent - from being greeted at the door, to our friendly and

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★★★★★

I had been excited to try Frankies for some time and almost didn't after reading some of the reviews here. What a mistake that would have been! Our whole experience was excellent - from being greeted at the door, to our friendly and

Pros: warm and cozy, priced accordingly, friendly service

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I eat at Frankie's at least once a week. And I have never been disappointed. Try the sandwiches: eggplant marinara or sopreseta and parmesan. They are amazing and, at $7.00, very reasonably priced.

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I eat at Frankie's at least once a week. And I have never been disappointed. Try the sandwiches: eggplant marinara or sopreseta and parmesan. They are amazing and, at $7.00, very reasonably priced.

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A Brooklyn favorite, Frankies 457 Spuntino is both a mecca for hipsters and family-friendly at the same time. The sandwiches, unique salads and pasta specials are enough to force even the most hardened Manhattanites to leave the island.…

 

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