Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar

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640 reviews
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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.
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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good Italian food for a low price.
Staff was friendly.

GW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place to go before an event at BC Place!

AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After our first visit we ended up going there in total 3 times during our stay in Vancouver for lunch and dinner, and we found it reliable and a great place to eat. Menu was such that on each occasion we were able to try a different dish and all were well prepared and tasty.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, portion sizes were more than adequate, service from the host was very welcoming and comfortable and our waitress Francia was excellent and made sure we enjoyed our experience all the way.

10/09/19

DW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We visited Vancouver (beautiful city!) for the first time in August 2019. Frankie's was recommended by our hotel. The food was good (I had lasagna, my wife had seafood tagliatelle), although the pasta was a little chewy. We had a lovely server and the prices were good. I would recommend Frankie's for anyone looking for good Italian food, reasonably priced.

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Server was amazing

DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always go there when we attend concerts or games. Consistently great food amazingly fast service and reasonable prices

NP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, we had the Pea Risotto and a Caesar Salad.

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

At once we were greeted with a staff that was not only courteous, but also personable. We ordered a pizza and were given bread while waiting for our huge Italian meal, all of it was delicious. After eating we went to the bar to listen to the live music and got to talking to a very funny Irish Bartender. Would definitely come again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After the game

GG
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great pre-concert dinner. The food was quick to arrive and the server was pleasant. One complaint for one in our group that her white wine wasn’t cold but we managed to make a mini ice bucket for her out of a glass for her carafe. It’s a great location for events at BC Place or Rogers. Our food was all really good and they were able to accommodate our vegan friend with a delicious veg risotto.

CC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always the service was wonderful - staff very friendly and helpful. There were 8 of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Appetizers, fresh bread, pasta, risotto and fish were all excellent meals - fresh and full of flavor. We visit as a group annually but also love to bring family and friends when they visit Vancouver. Would recommend Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar to anyone as they have a full menu … even for those who do not enjoy Italian cuisine!! :)

A
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our last evening in Vancouver and we wanted some good southern Italian food...found Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar...what a wonderful meal!!! Highly recommend!!!

C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Go to Frankie's quite a lot - always very good and the staff are lovely!

RF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location. Great space. Personlized service. Go on a Wednesday. All bottled wine is 50% off!

F
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The waitress was very slow and it was not busy . The food was very bland and not worth the prices

M
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had the spaghetti and meatballs, which is one of their signature dishes, the spaghetti was perfect, had the firmness I wanted and the sauce was not excessive. The meatballs was not as warm as the pasta but I decided it would do instead of sending them back.

Noise level was a bit louder than I wanted, but it was a Friday eve and the restaurant is across from B.C. Place and Robson St.

Didn’t see anyone try the lasagna which is another signature dish but if I’m in the area again I may possibly order it myself.

A
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Leckeres Essen, aufmerksamer Service. Auch mit Kindern gut machbar.

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great pizza, service, etc, ……………………………………………………………………………….

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RV
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Frankies for dinner prior to a recent BC Lions game............. This visit turned out to be the best part of the night. Food was good, so was the service. We will be back again!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely would recommend Frankie’s. The price point and food was great. Waiter was very efficient and we loved the location.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! Great food and service! Low light and private. Would definitely recommend.

n
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service staff seemed to be a distracted with setting up the adjoining room and so for seemingly long periods of time we had no staff or only one person in the dining room. Not sure what was going on there.

I had a coffee, but had to ask for sugar to be put on the table. I had a brunch item with toast but had to ask for some jam to be put on the table. Those are minor service faults but it wouldn't hurt to polish up those smaller details of service, eh?

I ordered an Italian omelet and found the first bite to be full of mushrooms and thought - nice enough. But I was looking forward to getting a tasting of the sausage and the other ingredients. About three bites in I realized that I had a mushroom omelet and not what I had ordered. It tasted just fine although I was tiring of the never ending mushrooms and at this point in time it was just not worth noting the error and then waiting for my entree to be corrected.

So, the experience was OK and maybe even good. I came to get something to eat and I left full. That was my need, so all is good. But if I came to savour my food and be supported with skilled tabled side service, I would have been disappointed.

JB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife and my mom for dinner before the Paul McCartney concert. Though it was extremely busy due to the concert, the service was very attentive and treated us well. The food and appies were great. Highly recommended for any pre-event dining at BC Place.

S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Service was slow and it is a very noisy venue. Could not chat and be heard. Had to shout.

Y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, well-paced presentation of food and drinks - fabulous Manhattans!! - our waiter was outstanding and our meal delicious. We'll be back!

DP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly staff made a good meal even better. Highly recommend visiting this establishment. Try the arancini and the caprese buratta. Looking forward to my next visit to Vancouver so I can go again.

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a little early and were graciously seated at a window table. I was meeting with people who I had not seen for many years and our server was great, giving us lots of space to talk but still looking after us very well. I had the halibut special, it was delicious, my guests each had a pasta dish and they really enjoyed their choices. Good wine, good food, good service, doesn’t get any better than that. Thank you !

KM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Frankie's for the very first time. We came over from Victoria to see the ELO concert. Both my husband and myself thought it was the best pasta dinner we have ever had - just wonderful!! And the Wednesday half off reserve wine was a bonus! We'll be back!

TL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I love Frankie's! It's my go to for events at BC Place or Rogers Arena. The menu has something for everyone and is reasonable. I've not been disappointed yet. They have always been consistent. I reserve thru opentable.ca the easiest way to make sure you get a table on busy nights.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went see Oprah

JS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised that they held our reservation when we were 20 min late due to traffic & parking. It was the night of the Oprah Winfrey Show so very busy. A little over the top wine prices but other than that we were very impressed overall.

TK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was wonderful. We could only get a 430 seating and weren’t asked to leave for a 2nd seating. Stayed until 7.

IR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, pan seared halibut was the feature and it was superb. Great waiter, good ambiance, excellent food. You cant go wrong here.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food quality, perfectly prepared, and excellent service.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were seated right on time and our server was very friendly and helpful - she understood we had a timeline (we were watching a soccer game at the stadium across the street following dinner) and made sure we had our food with plenty of time.

DT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food as always was excellent and the service superb!

h
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Wasn’t very impressed this time around, after two great experiences several years ago. Service was sporadic, despite a few tables being seated. When occasional person did come by, they were unhelpful (‘you’ll have to ask your server’).... Two of three appies were fine. But main course protein was a fail (old meat??). Pasta was cooked perfectly. Cocktails were meh. Won’t be trying it again, would rather venture into other options in the area...

JM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding. I had the lasagna I was dreaming of. My husband had the Shrimp Scampi w/ Lobster cream sauce which was the best I've ever tasted. Wine selection was very nice. We noticed it was especially easy to carry on a conversation even though the restaurant was fairly full.

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