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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
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!
Sun Run weekend dinner with friends :)
We booked a reservation online for Saturday evening. The ambience and decor is beautiful and felt upscale. Service was prompt and courteous. Entrees were reasonably priced and good portion size. We were a group of four and ordered a variety of entrees and all were fresh and delicious. We also had the pistachio brule which was amazing, cheesecake and yummy tiramisu. Great food presentation and a wonderful atmosphere to spend time with dear friends. Will definitely be visiting again when at the coast and am already raving about it to my friends.
This is our second visit to Frankie's in less than 6 months. We came here for dinner before a hockey game. Everything was top rate, food, service, atmosphere. This is a destination restaurant for us a we live out of town. Would highly recommend Frankie's to everyone!
Great Place for a Pre-Game meal
I went here with a friend recently for a pre-game lunch prior to a Whitecaps game at BC Place. I got a reservation as I assumed that it would be busy but it wasn't too crowded. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful, even charging my iPhone for me at the bar while I ate. We both had pizzas and a glass of Blue Buck - a great Victoria craft beer. The pizzas were great with a very authentic crust and excellent toppings. I had the Frankie's special pizza which was perfect and much better than anything I could have got at the game. The place was perfect for what I was looking for. I will definitely come back and may try the place for dinner sometime.
Really enjoyed being here -- fun being in the old Georgian Court locatdion. The Salt Spring mussels with spicy sausage was fabulous. Service excellent and responsive. We were early, so noise level delightfully low, but we will be back for the jazz next door. Many thanks.
A good find just off Robson Street
This was my first visit to Frankie's. My wife has a number of food issues and they were more than happy to accommodate them. They will make sauces from scratch and adjust ingredients if required. The food was very good. Great tastes and a good selection of dishes to choose from. They are very family friendly and the staff are very approachable and helpful. There is a jazz club next door where you can enjoy an evening of jazz with dinner from Frankie's. Details can be found on their website. We will be heading there on our next visit.
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