Lil' Frankie's

Lil' Frankie's

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place · East Village
19 1st Ave (btwn 1st & 2nd St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • Noon–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:30 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 678 votes

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    Nick A.
    "Chicken parm and spaghetti limone are always on point."(7 Tips)
    Gustavo M.
    "... hidden gem -- try the Lemon pasta, $5 draft beer and the fire roasted egg..."(6 Tips)
    Kirsten P.
    "wrong with the baby meatballs"(4 Tips)
    Carla M.
    "For brunch, the polpettini & eggs is sooo good."(5 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • spaghetti limone
  • polpettini
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • pasta
  • authentic
  • lively
  • gnocchi
  • good for a late night
  • rigatoni
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • ravioli
  • casual
  • eggplant
  • brunch food
  • vegetarian food
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • Karima A.

    Cozy vibes, the pizza is fantastic and reasonable, the nutella calzone/focaccia is amazing and they have an unbeatable 3 for 1 brunch drink situation on the weekends.

    Karima Ali-Ahmad · 4 days ago
  • Joey T.

    Pizza is delicious. Do not take to go (less delicious when eaten at home)

    Joey T · 3 weeks ago
  • Cameron B.

    Late night eats

    Cameron Borriello · December 20, 2015
  • Bella W.

    3 4 1 drinks! $8 for all:)

    Bella Wess · November 29, 2015
  • Saif D.

    Specials are the way to go

    Saif Dia · November 2, 2015
  • Kirsten P.

    Can't go wrong with the baby meatballs, at dinner or with baked eggs at brunch. Also, the pizza Bianca with mushrooms.. Guaranteed to leave fat and happy.

    Kirsten Peissel · October 14, 2015
  • Saarim Z.

    Decent za, the truffle one is quite choice

    Saarim Zaman · October 11, 2015
  • Florence N.

    Vegan pizza and broccoli gnocchi

    Florence Nguyen · October 8, 2015
  • Russell H.

    Simple, solid food at an excellent price. Tight but trendy next to east village radio.

    Russell Hirschorn · October 3, 2015
  • Mary C.

    Nothing is better than the roasted eggplant

    Mary Catherine · October 3, 2015
  • Gustavo M.

    This place is a hidden gem -- try the Lemon pasta, $5 draft beer and the fire roasted egg plant.

    Gustavo Malagón · September 16, 2015
  • Keith L.

    Great flat bread Italian style pizza. Great Italian beers too.

    Keith Lea · September 13, 2015
  • Elmer L.

    The chicken is awesome!

    Elmer Landaverde · September 5, 2015
  • Emily W.

    The best spaghetti limone

    Emily Wilson · August 27, 2015
  • Alexandra W.

    Fantastic pizza Bianca with truffle oil.

    Alexandra White · August 24, 2015
  • Karl S.

    lasagna and wine

    Karl Schaffer · August 3, 2015
  • Barton S.

    Really great pizzas with a nice chewy, woody crust. But I wouldn't venture too far on the menu; most of the other stuff I've had is overpriced, oversized and under par.

    Barton Smith · August 2, 2015
  • Holly S.

    Meatball pizza

    Holly Stair · July 31, 2015
  • Morgan P.

    Stick with the spaghetti limon, it's to die for.

    Morgan Polotan · July 24, 2015
  • John C.

    The roasted chicken is nothing short of fantastic. Ravioli is great if your in the mood for pasta

    John Cline · July 18, 2015
  • Pawel P.

    Had the ravioli (mushroom) and it was incredible!

    Pawel Pietryka · July 9, 2015
  • Shalyn H.

    Try picking 1 or 2 appetizers from their specials menu. They've always turned out to be exceptional. (I've tried the burrata, stracciatella, grilled octopus...)

    Shalyn Huang · June 27, 2015
  • Ritika S.

    Spaghetti Limon!! To die for.

    Ritika Singh · June 21, 2015
  • Yera H.

    Pretty good pizza-- nice chewy crust and good mozzarella. They send you to the dark, weird basement for takeout, though.

    Yera Ha · June 16, 2015
  • Ina L.

    Lemon pasta is so refreshing and chewy. Perfect for summer! Also love their juicy pizza with crispy crust. Wait gets long after 7

    Ina Li · May 30, 2015
  • Kt L.

    This should be on your radar. Prosciutto and arugula pizza!

    Kt Lacasse · May 26, 2015
  • Vlada A.

    It's true, spaghetti limone 👌🏼 and pizza salame piccante 👍🏼 I have to run 10 extra miles 😫

    Vlada Alyabyeva · May 15, 2015
  • Michelle A.

    Ouvo Pizza special is so good: margarita pizza + prosciutto + an egg in the center.

    Michelle Alexander · April 30, 2015
  • Sonja

    Delicious Italian food in this cute place! Quite a lot of vegan options to find!!

    Sonja · April 16, 2015
  • Katie J.

    Carb load here.

    Katie Jett · April 15, 2015
  • Brian H.

    Truffle pizza and lemon pasta! Both soooo good.

    Brian Herschaft · April 3, 2015
  • Macarena H.

    Green eggs and ham

    Macarena Hm · March 31, 2015
  • Ryan M.

    The burrata was very good; although, it's hard to mess that up. Lamb ragu was good not great

    Ryan McMahon · March 21, 2015
  • Donna

    Beyond great pasta and pizzas they're very inventive with their veggie sides: blackened eggplant and portobello arugula salad are both awesome ways to balance a heavy delicious ragu or gnocchi

    Donna · March 19, 2015
  • Andy T.

    Fried calamari and thin crust pizzas are great

    Andy Tao · March 13, 2015
  • Paloma O.

    Yummmyyy! Try the pasta limone! Reallyy good

    Paloma Ortiz · March 11, 2015
  • Jessica

    Great pizza. Get the eggplant!

    Jessica · March 1, 2015
  • Sarah S.

    Busy, cash only, they'll only seat you when your entire party arrives, and hold your table for 15 minutes max. Order the roasted eggplant; they carve it up at the table.

    Sarah Spagnolo · February 21, 2015
  • Matt L.

    Great simple, and affordable Italian food in a friendly setting

    Matt Leva · February 20, 2015
  • Andrew F.

    Get a pasta and a pizza. Don't pick just one

    Andrew Furman · February 17, 2015
  • Kate Y.

    Get the burrata!! Comes with fresh tomatoes and basil.

    Kate Yan · February 15, 2015
  • Leah G.

    Pizza Bianca was delicious...white pizza with truffle oil. Great place for big parties...they have a semi-private back room that's super cozy

    Leah Geoghegan · February 1, 2015
  • Sara T.

    Amazing! Real brick oven pizza and authentic Italian dishes. I had the salame piccante pizza, which was great. I will definitely go back to try the others!

    Sara T. · January 12, 2015
  • Nick A.

    Chicken parm and spaghetti limone are always on point.

    Nick Andlinger · January 12, 2015
  • Olivia C.

    The burrata is a must. Can't even describe how good it was.

    Olivia Chang · January 10, 2015
  • DoubleDeuce

    First note: Don't ever sit in the back by the kitchen. Second note: The truffle shavings aren't worth the $18. Third note: Do come here, it's an awesome spot, good food, cozy atmosphere.

    DoubleDeuce · December 14, 2014
  • Omer Z.

    Great place for late night sit-down Italian.

    Omer Zach · December 13, 2014
  • Barbra D.

    Great pasta!!!!!

    Barbra Dietzsch · December 8, 2014
  • Ariel Z.

    Portobello mushroom

    Ariel Zach · December 7, 2014

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