About Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar
Frankie’s offers traditional, simple and fresh Italian meals based on family recipes with the flavours of southern Italy as well as newly inspired Italian dishes in a contemporary but classic setting. The menu offers a wide selection of fresh house-made pastas and traditional comfort fare..The bar offers classic cocktails and the wine list is focused on well represented and down-to-earth British Columbia VQA wines and imported Italian wines. Frankie’s, true Italian, family food & friends.
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Local pay parking includes street, parking lots and hotel parking lot
One block south from the Stadium Sky Train Station.
Private Party Facilities:
Frankie's offers private dining for groups of 10 to 100 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Judy Maille: 6046092210x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We came to dinner on Thursday, 01 Sep fo ...
We came to dinner on Thursday, 01 Sep for dinner prior to attending an 2000 hrs curtain at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre across the street. The restaurant was very full and busy. The service was less than attentive as the wait staff was scrambling. Even the drinks took unusually long to get served.
While the meal was well prepared but is was over 15 minutes before we saw and waiter and took over 45 minutes to get our meals after ordering. While we allowed 1 hr 45 mins for dinner, we were concerned about the slow service so we did not order desert as we would have been late.
The food itself was hot and tasty but overall it was not up to the standard we had during our meal there in the spring.
We have been to Frankie's before and it ...
We have been to Frankie's before and it was very good. This time the steaks were a bit on the tough side, although quite tasty. We also found it very noisy this time and had a difficult time carrying on a conversation.
we were in a rush to get to the theatre ...
we were in a rush to get to the theatre (Book of Mormon) and the restaurant was very very busy. the staff accommodated us and got our order pushed thru in a timely manor. and the food was great. pasta takes less time. we will go back to try some of the other features as we all love good Italian food.
I have been to Frankie's twice, about a ...
I have been to Frankie's twice, about a year and a half apart, and had exceptional dinners both times. Each time was with groups of 6+ and everyone really enjoyed their meals -- reasonably priced pastas and other Italian fare. Lovely ambiance that looks quite upscale given the restaurant's reasonable pricing.
Celebrated my 25th birthday here. There ...
Celebrated my 25th birthday here. There were 8 of us and each of us enjoyed our food and cocktails. Only downfall was that one of their servers called in sick so service was a little slow. But they did bring me a dessert of my choosing with a lit candle and the staff sang me happy birthday which was lovely.
Arrived on time for reservation at 6:30p ...
Arrived on time for reservation at 6:30pm and were seated right away. Drink and food order was taken by 6:45pm. Got drinks 20 min later. Then waited on our food.....and waited....and waited, while our table was being avoided by our waitress, but they were busy so I thought I'd cut her some slack and not complain. Finally the manager came over to our table at 7:45pm and informed us that the kitchen had burnt our pizza and our food would be out in 15 min. The pizza arrived, and then the shrimp scampi 10 min after, even though we asked to be at the table the same time. The manager was very apologetic and did comp the food on our bill without a request. During our wait I ordered a spiced rum and coke which when brought was clearly a dark rum and coke, the waitress when flagged down insisted and argued that it was a spiced rum, which is was not. By then I just wanted to get out of there as we had to rush down our food to get to our concert starting in a few min down the street. Food was ok when it finally arrived, nothing to write home about. Due to the issues that we encountered, with the food delivery and serving staff we will not be dining there in the future. This was a special anniversary and birthday combo dinner for my wife, which turned into a food gulp down and run instead.
Food was great. Service decidedly poor. ...
Food was great. Service decidedly poor. Friends who were with us said they had been twice in the last month and service wasn't so slow and unenthusiastic. While the food was good, I wouldn't go back for that reason. Too many other great resto's in the neighbourhood.
We went for our anniversary and I had re ...
We went for our anniversary and I had requested if we could get a nice table. But the staff went way beyond with the service! They offered us complimentary sparkling rose, and dessert was on the house! The service, food and wine was excellent! We had a lovely evening! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family!
I had the best lamb shank of my life at ...
I had the best lamb shank of my life at this restaurant and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her seafood linguini. Meat, cheese and olive platter was also fantastic. Wait staff was helpful and courteous. We will definitely be going back to this gem!
We were going to a concert so made reser ...
We were going to a concert so made reservations for Friday night and the waitress we had was outstanding very funny and made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was great as ususal nice size portions and ambiance very up beat - would def go back.
Happy that we made reservations at Frank ...
Happy that we made reservations at Frankie's for the night of the Adele concert. We saw many people turned away at the door. The food was tasty, hot when served. I had the rigatoni with Italian sausage. Total comfort food, wonderfully seasoned and prepared. The service was excellent. Lots of staff who were friendly and helpful. A brilliant start to an all round memorable night. Thanks.
Went there before a soccer game. The re ...
Went there before a soccer game. The restaurant was busy with perhaps not enough staff. The service was definitely lacking. Had long pasta which should always indicate that you need a spoon to twirl....had to ask for it. Nobody came around for water refills. Food was mediocre. It was not very hot, and not enough sauce on the pasta, so a bit dry. Have been there before and had a better experience. I would assume that on game nights the restaurant would know that it would be busy and staff accordingly.
The service was great. Fire alarm was go ...
The service was great. Fire alarm was going off so got some excitement when the fire truck showed up. Was only a false alarm. We both had eggs Benny and they were cool but the taste was good. Potatoes were really good. Nice atmosphere!
Disappointed at the way they serve your ...
Disappointed at the way they serve your food. We ordered an appetizer, pasta and a pizza to share between 2 of us. They 'plonked' the plates on the table (not placing in front of us)! Then all the 3 dishes came together! Is that how the Italians eat? When I asked the server, she said she forgot to ask us how we want our food served. Hellooo???? I think its more of discrimination as I am Asian! I overheard she asked a couple of nearby tables how they want their food as they are Caucasians. This spoils our dinner!!!
It was a very busy evening and the place ...
It was a very busy evening and the place was very loud - hard to hear people at our own table. We sat down at 5:20 pm and didn't get out main course until 7 pm. The waitress had a sour look on her face and was not very engaging. She did not give us an update re our food until 6:50, indicating then that our food was being plated - no bread was brought to the table but she did fill our water glasses twice. One of the people at our table ordered risotto and had to send it back because it was undercooked. It was too late for her to order anything else since we were going to an event so we just shared our meals with her. The other 3 meals were just OK - nothing to write home about. This is the 3rd time that I have given Frankie's a try and based on all 3 experiences, I will not go there again.
Our son selected "Frankie's" for its men ...
Our son selected "Frankie's" for its menu and proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre where we attended the "Tedeschi Trucks" event as part of the Vancouver Jazz Festival. We were thrilled of the 'gluten-free options' as my wife has become gluten intolerant. Fortunately, our son's telephone had a 'flashlight option' as I would never have been able to read the menu in the dim lighting! Ambience is fine, visibility is also important.
The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Our server was an absolute gem....conscious of our needs, respectful and pleasant.
We loved the ambiance of this place with ...
We loved the ambiance of this place with the beautiful wood floors. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. The location was so convenient being only one block away from Queen Elizabeth theatre and quite close to BC place as well. We would definitely have dinner at Frankie's again.
the calamari was tough and little flavou ...
the calamari was tough and little flavour , Caesar salad also lacking flavour no fresh ground pepper offered. We found the sound of music and other customers conversation to be very loud but the décor and seating very pleasant and comfortable. The Lasagne and Shrimp Taglitale were delicious and our waitress was very good.
Great Jazz Club. There was a great jazz ...
Great Jazz Club. There was a great jazz band. Very reasonable price, $15 cover charge. Reasonably priced drinks, lively audience everyone was engaged and ultimately most of us were up dancing. It was great night out for less than $100 for 2.
I've been here many times and it's consi ...
I've been here many times and it's consistently good. It's a shame they don't have the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list anymore - we used to look forward to ordering that. Alas, wine lists do change. Our server was excellent; she went above and beyond. I wish I got her name. My only complaint about the evening was when we arrived, we asked if we could have one of the empty tables by the window. The hostess told us they were reserved, but they remained empty all evening.
I went there having read the reviews. The service was amazing as there were lots of servers and they were always rushing around but not focused on the customer. They all seemed to be wanting to get to the back room as soon as possible. I had to ask for my water to be refilled, they didn't top my wine glass up and the restaurant was about 20% full. Diss appointing service.
The food was ok, just average .... nothing special and not worth the price.
I would not return and definitely not recommend to anyone. Such a shame !
Amazing food! Amazing drinks! Sat on the ...
Amazing food! Amazing drinks! Sat on the patio on a warm summer evening. Quick service. Friendly staff! Highly recommended. Every item from appetizer to entree to dessert was fabulous!! And this is coming from a large Italian background!
This was the perfect place for a quick, ...
This was the perfect place for a quick, but yummy dinner before the big concert. We came early for our reservation and were graciously seated. Our server was bubbly, warm and attentive. I had the chopped salad, and my friends had a salad and pizza. Great food, easy going atmosphere, and they are well used to people wanting to move along efficiently to their next venue, be it Rogers Arena, BC Place or The QE Theatre. All are a very convenient walking distance.
Great place before a show
Went to Frankie's for the first time before heading to show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Got there early, had a 5:00 pm reservation as the show was at 7:30. Gave us a nice quiet corner.
Very soon it seemed like there was a large before show crowd. Was very pleased with the décor, ambience. Service was prompt and friendly.
Our meal came shortly after we'd finished appetizer.
Everything we ate was very good. Both had pasta. We are critical Italian food lovers and we were not disappointed.
Very good B52 coffee.
Would go back there in a heartbeat, especially before a show.
Very good value for money. Not overpriced by any stretch of the imagination!
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