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
Both our meals were VERY good however th ...
Both our meals were VERY good however the service was sadly lacking. It was like we were forgotten and it wasn't even busy. We asked for some bread with our meal twice, and had to ask a third time while half way through our meal.
We've been numerous times but won't be returning or recommending in the future. The Pub side is much more attentive.
Pasta is freshly made, and is some of th ...
Pasta is freshly made, and is some of the best we've had in Vancouver. It is difficult to find an authentic Italian restaurant in Vancouver, but Frankie's food is very authentic. My wife had Pasta Carbonarra which was very good and very similar to what we've had in Rome. I had the Shrimp/Scampi Tagatelle which was also very good, the shrimp were perfectly cooked. It was nice to be in a spacious restaurant where you are not crammed in beside other diners (like many Vancouver restaurants, we had a nice private booth. All in all a nice dinner to make you forget about the rainy weather outside. We would definitely go back if we have a craving for good pasta!
We went to Frankie's based on a friend o ...
We went to Frankie's based on a friend of a friends recommendation. Oops! The room was ordinary and cold looking, it was not very busy, so my noise recommendation is based on my guess because of all the hard surfaces.
There were three of us, and we decided to start with the antipasto platter for two. It came with two decent sized pieces of cheese, and one huge pile of prosciutto and another huge pile of spicy salami, and a small Loaf of crusty bread. It tasted fine, but presentation was lacking and, really, there was no I imagination used here at all!
We were working our way through the appetizer, enjoying the chance to visit, when all our mains arrived! We we not remotely ready. Does one really have to advise restaurant staff how to properly pase a meal, in a near empty restaurant, at seven pm?
One of us had the Tuna panini and thought it very good. The seafood tagliatelle of my other friend was okay. My order was minestrone, which was adequate, but not stellar. With it I asked for the crostini burratta. I received the burrata caprese. I pointed out the error and shortly received the correct order. I needn't have bothered. The dish was a few (5) thin pieces of toaste baguette, topped with an ice cold salas-like Tomatoe topping, and an ice cold crummy like topping that may have been burrata, bit the icy temperature and the unnessesary tomato compote thing, made it impossible to taste what should have been room temperature creamy heaven, maybe complimented by a little fresh basil, and some delectable toasts or bread. I was not impressed at all.
we ate with friends at Frankie's after a ...
we ate with friends at Frankie's after a BC Lions game recently, the food was great, pizza beer and pasta. wonderful food, great friendly server and very nice restaurant/pub. Would highly recommend eating here. We made a reservation as it was very busy, we were 10 minutes late but our window seat table was still waiting for us. we had a great time there
This was our first time to Frankie's. W ...
This was our first time to Frankie's. We had read alot of reviews on it and decided to try it for a birthday dinner.
Service was very good. We had two appetizers two mains and a dessert and were extremely pleased with them all. We felt it was reasonably priced as well.
We are looking forward to going back..
This is my second time eating here befor ...
This is my second time eating here before going to the QE Theatre. Hot (very important to me) and tasty food (amazing squid-and I usually don't like it breaded and deep fried) as well as pasta. The service was cheerful and quick if you let then know you have a tight timeline. I'll be back.
Server was delightful. Let me borrow hi ...
Server was delightful. Let me borrow his glasses..
Food was delicious and atmosphere was very cozy and warm.
Prices we're surprisingly reasonable for downtown Vancouver.
I'll recommend this place and I'll be back there for sure.
We were on our way to the Canucks game a ...
We were on our way to the Canucks game and wanted something close by. Frankie's came up and after a quick look at the menu, it was booked . Menu and prices were great and appealed to all taste buds and pocketbooks. We had the Buratta and tomato salad(all 4 of us) and then a variety of pasta dishes - all under $20. Each one was excellent - hot, flavourful, accompanied by parmesan and fresh ground pepper. Perfect for a cold fall night. I had the seafood conchigolioni and it was awesome. Probably the best part of our night was Laura our wait person. She offered me up a taster of one of the wines , waited patiently while our party arrived separately and had a great personality for dealing with customers. A previous review had commented on the service, and we had no issue at all with the service. The front desk guys at the hotel were also very accomodating with the parking and details on leaving the car if we wanted to during the game. Will return and recommend.
Wanted to be close to BC Place for pre-g ...
Wanted to be close to BC Place for pre-game dinner/drinks and Frankie's Kitchen fits the bill. On-line reservation a couple days before our event
was easy and Frankie's made sure our request for a cozy table close to front window was honoured. Server was prompt and efficient. Ambience was what we have come to expect from Frankie's and the food was delivered in good time and proper temp. Caesar salad was fresh and dressing light but hit all the right flavours. Pizza was very tasty. Prices were in line with similar restaurants. No hesitation to recommend Frankie's Kitchen.
If you're hoping for a nice quiet romant ...
If you're hoping for a nice quiet romantic Italian restaurant, this isn't it. They play the same music as an upbeat chain restaurant - hip hop, techno with a pounding baseline. We just wanted to relax, have some wine and great food - we had an awful experience, despite the amazing service from server-extraordinaire Laura.
We are season ticket holders for both Fo ...
We are season ticket holders for both Football and Hockey, we have tried numerous times
to get into Frankies for pre-game food. Unfortunately, we didn't have a good waiter and at
5:30 they were no longer serving Lasogna. The Waiter suggested Veal Parmesan which was absolutely horrible. After the food was delivered we did not see our server again.
I have in the past been to Frankies and thought it was great, so we will attempt to visit this restaurant again.
We found Frankie's on line and close to ...
We found Frankie's on line and close to Rogers Arena and BC place.... The service was awesome thank you Meleesha ! (sorry if I missed the spelling) we came early but our table was ready... Enjoyed taking our time with a cocktail and then appies. Caprese Salad
Fresh Delicious we also tried the cheese risotto bites that were a new Italian risotto cheese deep fried appie.... Mmm.. The home made Lasagne is called Nona's and it is what you expect Nona to make ... Thick ...cheesie and freshly made inhouse pasta." Chicken Marsala was mouth watering... Definitely worth trying... As the Restaurant got full.. We enjoyed the service that we received without being rushed out the door... The wine special... Red I choose... Was the the best price and I had a taster first.... Definitely a good buy.. No need to get the more expensive ones! We returned after the concert for coffee and dessert... Tirramusu was Perfect.. House made and perfect size....a great spot to get a cab from there ... A good tip... As impossible to get one from GM place.. Definitely on my list on my next trip to Vancouver.... Loved it🎉🍷
We were in Vancouver for two nights. Fra ...
We were in Vancouver for two nights. Frankies was very close to our hotel. Went there the first night in town for convenience. The second night in town for convenience and we had enjoyed the first night. Had excellent Caesar Salad both times. Had seafood special (Halibut) the first night- excellent; second night tried the Lamb Shank, also excellent.
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.