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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
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 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.
I always make reservations , and I had requested specifically that I wanted to be seated in the dining room. When I arrived, I was seated in the noisy, cocktail lounge which has uncomfortable low chairs and little ambience. The service was the by far, the worst I have received anywhere in a very long time, and it was a memorable experience for all the wrong reasons. It seemed like there was only one waiter serving the entire lounge, which seemed odd for a busy Friday night at 7 pm, they obviously have a staffing issue that needs to be addressed promptly. We received no service for quite some time after we arrived. I ordered a soup for appetizer, and asked two different people for bread, and it never arrived until about 20 min after I had finished my soup. When it did arrive, we were not offered oil and vinegar, and had to ask again to get some butter as there was none provided voluntarily.
I had to ask the server several times for more water, and he never did bring it or refill our glasses throughout the entire meal. We asked if we could share a piece of cheesecake for dessert. It took 20-30 min to arrive, and that was after we asked several people where it was and when it would be arriving. The server mentioned that the cheesecake would be on the house and a manager would be coming over to talk to us but that never happened.
Before the server brought the cheque, I specifically asked him to separate it for us. When he brought it 15 min later, it was all on one tab and not split. I asked him again to separate it for us again, and this time he did, but then charged us for the cheesecake that he said would be "on the house" and also charged my mom for a 9 oz glass of wine, when she had ordered a 6 oz.
Needless to say, it was not a pleasant experience, and despite the fact that I've always enjoyed the food, I would not return, based on the terrible service and attitude that went along with it.
Great location for theatre at QE. Have been several times and always had good service and great food. It is noisy when it is busy before a theatre event. Was cold inside as it was snowing out and the door to the restaurant is left open by patrons coming in. Then the wind comes through each time someone goes into the hotel lobby. Our special coffees at the end of our meal were not hot. The shrimp tagliatelle and lasagne we had were delicious.
This was our first visit and last visit. The service was awful, they forgot our table and instead of apologizing and making it right they completely ignored us, got the order wrong and we had to keep flagging other servers to help us because ours didn't come, we wanted to order more drinks but no one came back. He had the nerve to come with our bills and didn't say a word or apologize. It could have been a simple fix but instead it was awkward and completely unprofessional. We were polite and didn't want to make a fuss but I would not recommd this resturant to anyone.
Service was slow and inattentive. Frequently had to get the attention of the server ourselves. We were there for over two hours because the food took so long, and the server never informed us of the wait or really apologized for it until we brought it up.
...and when the food came, it was mediocre. I could cook better. It tasted like it had been left out for a while (pasta sticking to each other, hard dry noodles, etc.). Would not recommend.
We dined early, so restaurant was quiet when we arrived. Prompt, efficient service. Friendly server with helpful tips about the menu. Menu was more extensive than anticipated which was great. The meatball appetizer tasted like homemade, comfort food and was very filling could have been an entree. Braised lamb was a hit. Very comfortable place to have a wonderful evening with friends. We would go again.
Usually the 2nd time at a restaurant doesn't compare with the first as the movies do with sequels. This 2nd visit was actually BETTER than our 1st.
Our server, Laura was FANTASTIC! She came with a fresh refill as my original Iced Tea was watering itself down from the melting ice, WITHOUT me asking for a refill. She also was very understanding and catering to my child's allergy to egg. Most servers treat it as more of a burden than anything, but not Laura!
Can't rave enough about Frankie's! Just an FYI, I don't think there is an actual "Frankie" in the restaurant. Nonetheless, GREAT place, GREAT food, and GREAT service!
Of the 4 meals 1 was very poor - the veal was dry and tough and the pasta was dry and cold. The other three meals - lamb and pasta dishes were spot on. The decor is terrific, although it does get very noisy as they fill-up. It's a great location for theater and sports events and offers a good alternative to Yaletown. I would definitely recommend and return. Thanks for a great evening!
We were there for a quick meal before going to the theatre. The service was friendly and (given our request) suitably fast. We both had pasta which I would characterize as decent, though not outstanding. All in all I would say that it provides a good meal at a reasonable price but I couldn't say it is a restaurant you would make a special trip for. There is also a jazz bar next door which is intriguing but we weren't in it.
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