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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.
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We had a reservation and the restaurant was only half full. However, we were directed to a less than desirable table, very small against the wall at the back. Why? Lots of nice booths and open spots that were much nicer. Perhaps the hostess should ask 'where would you like to sit?'
PS - We were well-dressed and professional presented.
We had not been before and felt that the menu offered very good value, and the food was quite decent. I wasn't expecting the portions to be as big (salad and risotto), so I will skip the appetizer next time. The risotto was outstanding!!
We will be back prior to any concert/event in the area for sure.
OK food, good service (even though our appy plates remained at the table until we left). Somehow got the table closest to the washrooms; table was bumped by every patron cutting through the area. Live music started at 8:PM, and we were told that we had to go because our table was now taken; had to chug our $100 wine on the way out the door.
Good place to get together before a concert/show, but definitely not an intimate setting. There were quite a few large groups there that were pretty much yelling the whole time, we had a hard time having a conversation. Wait staff were all super friendly, service was great! Food was good, pastas were delicious, but the quality of the some ingredients (tomatoes) could be improved.
Service was not bad, food was ok, other than my wife's dinner showed up to the table about one minute before everyone else finished theirs ( they comped her meal) and then they ran out of wine and beers that four people had originally ordered. Then at the end they couldn't get the bill sorted out it was ridiculous.
My husband had 2 excellent appetizers as his dinner .....the carpaccio and the prawns . I had the scampi prawn pasta entree which had the same number of prawns as my husband's appi plus pasta which was a little dry and had several large lumps of "glued " together pasta which really should not have been served .....a little surprising for an Italian restaurant !
With a plethora of servers standing around chatting, the lack of attention to everyone i saw walk in the door was uncomfortable. We closed our menus after deciding on what to order and it took more than 10 minutes for anyone to either acknowledge that, tell us our server was on the way or bring the table water etc.
After that we had the pleasure of Watching an elderly gentleman with a cane wait at the host stand for easily 15 minutes before he took a menu from the host stand and sat himself. This seemed to be the only way to get someones attention as they came over immediately and seemed to reprimand him for his actions.
The food came from the kitchen in meer minutes after the starters and was hot but the timing interrupted the appetizers making for an awkward moment when they didnt know where to put the main course due to lack of space. The main course was decent and well laid out and seemed fresh, wine list was also pretty good.
Overall: if this was a food truck and didnt have servers it would be an excellent grab and go experience. With the girls who seemed to not care about guests and the kitchen or servers inability to time the tables it felt clunky and very much like everyone was either new or unionized.
All 1st world problems but I couldn't recommend this place confidently to a friend and in a city flush with other options that should matter.
Try sitting yourself at the bar and ordering there. Might elevate the experience?
We chose this restaurant for its location across from BC Place. We made the reservation for 5.15pm to give the 4 of us time to eat our meal without rushing and be in time to make it through security before the game started. The staff were overwhelmed and, I suspect, the kitchen as well. The wait for our meals, even with our early reservation, had us gulping our food to get out in time. I think management should consider hiring more staff on days of major events. Our best planning was foiled by their poor planning.
The lasagna was lacking sauce, it probably had the amount of one tablespoon, the meat was also very dry and the lasagna sheets just seemed a little under al dente.
The pizza was a very small portion that would be fit for a 5 year old, again it was lacking a lot of sauce and really not much flavour.
The place wasn't busy for a Friday night, perhaps only half full but yet somehow our water cups were empty 2 times through the night. The table across from us, who had a different waiter, always had their cup filled.
The four of us all agreed the meals were very tasty and well presented. The waiter is a true "professional", good at his job and appeared to enjoy it. We will certainly go back and sometime, also visit the jazz bar.
The only negative thing was that one of the party has limited vision and our corner booth was a tad dark. Next time (and elsewhere) we would ask for a second or taller candle to provide a bit more light. But that has nothing to do with the restaurant as such which we all enjoyed!!
The food was excellent. They have a happy hour so if you get there early, you can have a few happy hour drinks and appy’s. Our waiter was very busy and was not attentive to our needs at all. If we wanted his attention we had to flag him down and then he told us he didn’t have time answer questions or pretty much hang around until we knew exactly what we wanted. Sometimes you have questions about the menu but he wasn’t interested. He pretty much put a damper on the meal part of our evening. There were 8 of us so you would think he would pay attention to us knowing there would be a good tip at the end. If I go back again, I will not be in his section.
I love the food but the music ambience could be much better. Rather than Justin Bieber and R&B songs, they can play classic or lounge music to apply with the restaurant settings. Also, it was my birthday and I asked for a best table, they didn't cared for and we got a small table in the corner when the place isn't that full.
Asked for a quiet table in my reservation and again when I arrived, but got seated smack dab in the front of the bar where it was very noisy. The music was too loud to hear our waitress and each other. Sat for a good 10 minutes before anyone came by to offer water and take a drink order. Service was very slow and the restaurant wasn't that busy. Two of our meals were served about 5 minutes before the third person got theirs. The food was quite good. We had a vegetarian in our group and she was able to request a pasta dish without meat, even though the menu doesn't state this. It would be nice to have more vegetarian options on the menu.
Went here before Coldplay Concert, and we were a bit late, which was no problem with the restaurant. Our server was fantastic - quick and witty, which we all liked, and kept us on schedule for the concert.
It was unanimous that both the food and service was great, and you couldn't find a better value and location for a real pre concert/pregame meal.
See you again soon!
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