Frankies 457 Spuntino

Italian Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Wine Bar$$$$
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
224 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • pasta
  • romantic
  • cozy
  • ravioli
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  • Ashley
    AshleySeptember 28, 2015
    Beautiful outdoor space in the back and awesome food. Gnocchi was delicious. Great wine selection by the bottle or glass. $5 olives that were assorted red and green!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJune 11, 2016
    A perfect spot for a date. When the weather is warm, there is a lovely garden that you can eat in out back. Don't know which wine to order? Try a carafe of the house red.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2012
    The cavatelli pasta alone is worth the trip to Carroll Gardens, but, then, so is the rest of the food & scene here, which is quintessentially Aging Hipster in the best possible way. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Dens
    DensJune 10, 2015
    I would gladly take a bubble bath in their sage butter cavatelli. One of my favorite dishes in all of NYC.
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoMarch 2, 2015
    Homemade cavatelli is the freshest around and the BLT is genuine goodness. Doesn't knock you off your socks but the warm ambiance and the quality in ingredients and service should send you right back.
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinAugust 13, 2015
    One of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. Fresh and delicious- all ingredients made in house. Try the cavatelli with sausage and pappardelle with braised rabbit!
  • Alexis K.
    Alexis KastrenakesDecember 16, 2013
    I rarely eat meat, but the cavatelli with sausage was out of this world. Four weeks after my visit, I'm still dreaming of that pasta. Great restaurant, vibe, and service.
    Upvoted Sep 10
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyNovember 1, 2013
    Been wanting to try this for years. Finally went tonight. Cured meat and cheese platter is a must. Drinks also excellent. Dinner not so much..go for apps and drinks.Way better places for pasta. 6.8/10
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A neighborhood treasure - Get a few salads and a couple of mains. The cavatelli pasta is the best dish on the menu. Also if the weather is good, try and sit in the awesome back garden.
  • Amnon B.
    Amnon BNovember 30, 2013
    I had the black Ink pasta with sea food lightly spicy and absolutely delicious .my group of nine all truly enjoy themselves and swore to come back very soon .
  • Sanjyot
    SanjyotOctober 3, 2013
    Perfect for date nights. Sweet potato ravioli is out of this universe. The buttery-sage sauce is innovation! Drinks are on the money! Long waits-worth it. Wine is delish! Spaghetti meatballs are wowza
  • marta M.
    marta MorrisonDecember 22, 2014
    The sausage, pepper, onion on polenta is fantastic! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sophisticated looking, but simple tasting meal. Really good!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The cavatelli with brown sage butter and sausage, keeps us coming back. It's peppered with thick chunks of spicy sausage from famed Faicco's Pork Store. Read more
  • karen b.
    karen bonna rainertJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss the cavatelli dish. Pair it with the octopus or fennel and parsley salad and you have yourself an awesome dinner. If you find yourself here for brunch, go with the BLT or go splitty splitty
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelMarch 12, 2015
    Just about everything is excellent here--the only problem is that it's so hard to get in. Lovely backyard as well, unfortunately it's just about always booked up for special events.
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeSeptember 4, 2014
    The garden is magical! Paired with the octopus salad and any homemade pasta - perfetto!
    Upvoted Sep 10
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 25, 2013
    Pumpkin ravioli with sage butter sauce and cavatelli pasta are delicious! But the standout was the dessert.... plum something with a marscapone topping. It was like eating Christmas on a spoon.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order this exactly: Carafe of the house red wine is good - and cheap! Robiola and Taleggio cheese as an appetizer. Cavatelli with sausage and sage butter for an entree. mmmmmmmm
  • Kayla K.
    Kayla KellerDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Cavatelli pasta is a must. All others are good too! Fennel salad. Beets. Creme brûlée. Sit in the back if it is nice out!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JosephFebruary 8, 2014
    Food was really good never tasted pasta so fresh and I recommend the seating in the second part of the restaurant out back very romantic definitely will be back to this spot
  • Evie
    EvieNovember 26, 2013
    If you're going to get crostini, go for the mushroom and truffle oil. The cavatelli is amazing, as are the meatballs. Beet and avocado salad is amazingly fresh as well.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.October 3, 2015
    cremini mushroom/truffle oil and ricotta/speck crostinis, escargot salad, and meatballs are the best. I'm sure everything is good though. oh and the mezcal - order it 🙏🏻
  • Holiday
    HolidayMarch 6, 2016
    Pleased as punch over my dinner. Had meatballs, sweet potato ravioli and a side of sunchokes. Even a glass of the house red was tops. I'm looking forward to trying everything on the menu.
  • Hanna 
    Hanna April 12, 2011
    Dinner was awesome - the house-made Linguine with breadcrumbs + the creme brulee dessert especially. Super nice garden in the back for nice days, and wasn't too crowded when we got there early on a
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    The three or four-course prix-fixe –served family style - is a great deal! Also the BLT – served at Lunch only – is a sure fire hangover cure!
  • Evan
    EvanAugust 28, 2013
    Order a glorious and generous combination of cheese, charcuterie, and vegetable antipasti and you have yourself a feast. A timeless Carroll Gardens hit, this place.
  • Stan B.
    Stan BashmashnikovNovember 14, 2014
    Truly a hidden Italian gem in Carroll Gardens. Try the Octopus Salad to start. Duck Lasagna for main. Tiramisu to close out a fantastic meal.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    What hasn't changed in a decade-plus is the small but well-conceived menu of shareable salads, handmade pastas, and crusty sandwiches that ask to be split and shared. Read more
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.May 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Consistently delicious Italian in the heart of Carroll Gardens. Brooklyn vibe, cavatelli, meatballs, good wine, garden - can't go wrong.
  • Maria V.
    Maria VazquezMay 27, 2016
    Food, sp. meatballs were amazing! I went for a wedding celebration. The staff made sure we always had a drink in hand! Great experience :)
  • Robyn
    RobynOctober 12, 2013
    Consistently a lovely dining experience. Skip the peppardelle with lamb and go for the cavatelli. The sandwiches are really nice too! Good service.
  • Sanjyot
    SanjyotJanuary 5, 2014
    Get the St. Laurent cocktail. Sweet potato and sage ravioli is light and floats in a parm broth that's HEA-VENNN!!!! Great date place.
  • Aerie
    AerieMarch 9, 2012
    Amazing food. Local, seasonal menu that changes often enough to keep neighbors coming back. Don't miss the meatball parmigiana sandwich on Grandaisy Rosemary Bread.
  • Alia O.
    Alia Ormut-FleishmanAugust 5, 2016
    Best meatballs, yummy gnocchi and overall delicious classic Italian fare. Also, the cutest #adultbrooklyn vibes are here, for the record.
  • Esther S.
    Esther ShamieJanuary 28, 2014
    Solid spot! Great drinks. Brussel sprout salad was delicious as was the gnocchi. Loved the vibe of the place too! Definitely returning
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 27, 2011
    Fresh pasta and soups are my favorite thing at Frankies. I trust their daily specials because they're always made using the best of what's available in the greenmarket.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    The cavatelli pasta alone is worth the trip, but, then, so is the rest of the food and scene here, which is quintessentially Aging Hipster in the best possible way. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Salvatore R.
    Salvatore RandazzoJuly 14, 2012
    So good!!!! The backyard is the place to sit!!! Get the endive salad!!!! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Steven G.
    Steven GarciaSeptember 11, 2012
    Try the sweet potato + sage ravioli, and if it's back on the winter menu, the braised lamb pappardelle is the perfect cold weather comfort food.
  • Emily L.
    Emily L.March 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A meal at Frankie's can never go wrong. Apps: octopus, avocado and beets, and two crostini. Entree: Cavatelli for the win.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IAugust 18
    Delectable pastas in a lovely outdoor setting. Most options can be made vegetarian but not all translate as well.
  • Alliccia
    AllicciaDecember 4, 2016
    Everything we tried was amazing. The pasta was great and the service too!
  • Niki Katherine H.
    My favorite thing about this place was the $13 carafe of house red wine. Unbeatable deal.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferMarch 31, 2016
    brown butter pasta but grab the eggplant parm or lasagna on special
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanJune 10, 2016
    A bit expensive, but the sweet potato and sage ravioli is soooo good! And their cocktails are delicious.
  • Amelie P.
    Amelie PoojaryFebruary 18, 2015
    I got the sweet potatoes ravioli which sweet and tasty. Lot of tapas options to share too.
  • Salvatore R.
    Salvatore RandazzoJuly 14, 2012
    So good!!!! The backyard is the place to sit!!! Get the escarole salad!!!! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngJuly 4, 2015
    Crab boil will run you 80 but unlimited rose and punch, with oysters and crab >>> a fun communal affair complete w shared buckets to toss your shells~~
  • Ana R.
    Ana RodrigoJuly 25, 2014
    Best place ever!!!everybody come to Frankies, just amazing experience, food, staff....unbeatable!!!
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichMarch 30, 2013
    The best French toast. Done to perfection like nowhere else. This coming from a picky foody.
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