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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.
Private Party Facilities:
Frankie's offers private dining for groups of 10 to 100 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Judy Maille: (604) 609-2210
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
Had a very friendly server but she seemed forgetful as it was extremely busy. We had to ask for our bread and she got one order wrong, so my friend had to wait for them to re-cook his meal. But the restaurant took it upon themselves to correct this without us having to say anything and they comped our drinks. This was a much appreciated gesture.
Went here before an event at queen e theatre . Very happy with my meal , lasagna was great, one of my friends had spaghetti she felt it needed more sauce but otherwise good, and the third person had Margareita pizza which she also enjoyed. Desserts were also good ,and they have a small but very nice wine list. Service was also very good overall. Noise level is a bit high but not excessively so , could still easily carry a conversation. overall we really enjoyed it, , would recommend , particularly if attendng an event at queen e or BC place, and would definitely return myself.
Very disappointing! The service was very slow. They were offering a second round of drinks before we even had any food. The foccacia bread took way too long to arrive. They messed up our orders so one of four of us didn't have dinner arrive when the rest of us did. She ended up eating by herself. Really? They brought a second glass of wine to one of us who didn't order it and then the person who ordered had to wait. We had 90 minutes to eat and we had to hurry them along to get our bill so we could pay and make our show. The food was okay but nothing special. We won't eat here again.
The location was great, service was outstanding, great menu selection, however, the food quality was below what I would have expected for the price (which was not outrageous).
One of the appetizers was dry, another missing a key ingredient, lobster was dry/tough with the seafood linguine, my fingerling potatoes were cold, asparagus was tough/stringy, and my ling cod was more rare than undercooked (as it should be served). It was disappointing. However, I may go back to checkout the live jazz.
My sister and her two teenage sons were in town for a visit and we were heading to the Whitecaps game. Frankie's was a great spot for the 7 of us to have a pre game dinner. The service was prompt and friendly and everyone really enjoyed their meals.
The only drawback was the very loud live jazz in the bar next door, making conversation a bit difficult.
Stayed in hotel attached. Had breakfast which was a buffet that was suggested to us by our server it was very nice. However, we also stopped in for a couple appetizers and couple drinks in the afternoon and staff were not very friendly and the food was pricey for not much food.
We had a reservation and got seated right away and then waited over 10 minutes before tracking down a server our self as none came to our table. We were there as had an event at Rodgers arena so on a time budget. Our food took quiet a while to get to the table and then when it did get there one of the plates the wrong dish. We just accepted it and moved on.
The pasta's were all good.
I liked the atmosphere with the bar next to it that had live music and would probably give them a further chance and would recommend with the this caveat.
Went to Frankie's before the U2 concert. Can't beat this convenient location. The rest of Vancouver agreed, apparently... despite reserving several weeks in advance, when I arrived there was a delay getting a table, then server tried seating us outside (too cold), then in their jazz club next door (very different ambience, too loud to talk with friends), finally got back to main dining room, and after some waiting got a table there. Because it was an event night things were super-busy, but server was very pleasant and did her best. Food and wine were all good, we all liked our dishes.
Tip: If going on an event night, reserve in advance and allow plenty of time for service then relax and settle in for drinks and food in la dolce vita.
Went here when visiting Vancouver from the UK. Some what disappointed that we ordered calamari to share as a starter but the mains came out before the starter. They offered to take the mains back and get the starter but we declined. However the mains were very nice. Price about average for the area but wine expensive.
We were a disappointed with the food. Our linguine was clumped together in hard pieces like it was dried on to the pan and my friends gnocchi was flavourless. However, its a great location for pre-concert dining, the drinks were good, the service was good, the food... fair. I'd go back for drinks and appies, rather than nice dinner. Its too bad as the location is excellent and the fact that it was half empty spoke volumes, as it should have been busting at the seems that night!
Huge, empty room. A few servers and a bartender having a continuous loud conversation through out the night. Service was sub-par. Removed bread and olive oil/balsamic with three pieces still left (and way before appetizers arrived). Also removed olive dish (still three olives in it).
Mussels were huge, but lacking in flavour, and also had that slimy quality that makes one question freshness / cooking method.
Sauce on pizza lacked salt, but the meatballs were excellent!!
Had appies before the game, then returned for dinner after. Each dish was delicious and well-presented. Smells emanating from the kitchen, and spying plates at neighbouring tables makes you want to order 'one of everything'. Not your typical BW hotel restaurant. (Oh, and breakfast was great too).
We stopped in for a bite before the Whitecaps game and enjoyed an excellent meal, great service and good value for our dollar. We were so glad that we went their before the game and, all together, it made for an excellent evening out! Sincere thanks to Frankie and the staff!
Our family of four was downtown for an event at Rogers Arena. We were looking for a restaurant we had never tried for dinner beforehand. Frankie's had a pretty decent rating so we booked a 5:30 reservation.
We were sat promptly at our table and attended to by our delightfully Italian server who also brought a warm loaf of bread with olive oil and balsamic.
As new patrons to the restaurant, she welcomed us and told us that all their pasta and sauces were made from scratch and suggested a few of her favourite menu items. We took her advice on the riccini as an appetizer (delicious) and the rigatoni salisicci which was beautifully prepared with perfectly cooked pasta. The kids had linguini Alfredo which got a big thumbs up. My wife ordered the tomato and burrata salad and loved every bite.
Dessert was Gelato and passion fruit sorbet for the kids and Tiramisu for my wife and I to share.
The food took a bit longer than we expected but our water was kept fresh and our server was attentive throughout the meal.
The restaurant is within the Georgian Court Hotel which made it a bit casual for an otherwise upscale dinner experience. We'd definitely return again with friends in the future. Might try the jazz bar connected to the restaurant for a bit of a change.
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