Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar

4.1
408 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(604) 688-6368
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Robson
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Parking Details
Local pay parking includes street, parking lots and hotel parking lot
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Public Transit
One block south from the Stadium Sky Train Station.
Additional
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
What 408 People Are Saying
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CW
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a great time whether its before Whitecaps games or going to shows at the Queen E

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I had made reservations for 18:00 in the restaurant part. We.were a bit early and even though we said we had reservations for the restaurant, they seated us in the lounge area. The service was so slow and the waitress appeared to be very inexperienced. The quality of the meal was pretty good. Then I got a notice that we did not show up for our reservation. Not impressed!!!

I am not in a hurry to go back. It is to bad as I used to dine there frequently when I was travelling to Vancouver a lot back in the mid 2000s and had some excellent meals and the service was great then.

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RE
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Celebrated our 43 anniversary dinner at Frankie's. We had a young excellent server and a delicious meal. When we are in Vancouver we always make an effort to have one dinner at Frankie's and sometimes stop to enjoy the jazz bar.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had booked a table but we were early by 30 minutes but no problem seated right away. Our waiter was a bit too busy so we had to flag him down a few times to get our wine or give our order. However, he was helpful and the food was very good. I had the RIGATONI SALSICCIA and the other two had CASARECCE BOSCAIOLA. One important point - they took food allergies seriously and with each dish, the server confirmed the allergies. We ate with confidence. The food was very nice and flavourful. The organic lemon mousse was perfect.
We often have dinner at Frankie's after our visit to the book show.
We have been to Frankie's Jazz Club next door and it is fun.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good dining experience. Waitress was very attentive. The wine cellar room was perfect for a romantic date with my husband .

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MF
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great music performance and nice food! Friendly staff and great sound quality...

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BM
London
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my teenage daughter and her friend's to Frankies before going to a concert at Roger's Arena. One of the girls has an allergy to tomatoes and our server offered to adapt many of the dishes for her. We had pizza, pasta and salad, as well as the calamari appetizer. We all enjoyed our meal. We will keep Frankie's in mind before heading across the street for a concert or hockey game.

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Dallas
10 reviews
1.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The server was nice, the bar manager who brought out our drinks was horrid. Honestly, my wife simply asked for sweet-and-low twice nicely and he stared her down. I asked him what was the matter and gave him the chance to reverse course, but he actually dug in accusing my wife of having a bad attitude. He actually said, “I’m not your slave.” The manager offered to pay for our meal, but made no offer to remove the offensive server. We left before ordering dinner. It was the worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had.

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Portland
1 review
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Drinks took forever, “Nonna Maria’s Lasagna” tasted frozen and re-heated. Sauce was too sweet and non- Italian music was a disappointment. Bummed

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CH
Vancouver
1 review
2.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Frankie's food is hit and miss. The server was excellent though. She was very pleasant and efficient. The food is just "ok", nothing special. The price is very reasonable for Vancouver. If you are attending a concert at the Queen Elizabeth theatre, Frankie's is a great choice:it's very close and the service is fast.
Thanks!

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EC
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an excellent dinner prior to attending the Dylan Cramer Trio concert at the Jazz club.
Our entrees--marsala chicken and the boscaroil pasta--were perfect choices and paired well with the Gehringer Pinot Gris. A very professional server made for a perfect pre-concert dinner.

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M
Calgary
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great venue and quick service before the football game. Highly recommended.

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RC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great menu excellent food and they brought us a cake out with a candle in for our golden wedding anniversary nice touch

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r
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service of the waiter was excellent (from Amsterdam).

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Phoenix
1 review
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and service. Limited mixed drinks. I ordered 4 they didn’t have before settling on a margarita that I could have done without. We enjoyed hearing the jazz from next door while dining. We hope to be back!

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HA
New England
4 reviews
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Casarecce a perfect dish. Diners should know restaurant has no bathrooms. Must use the restrooms in hotel next door.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit so much the first time we organized a second visit immediately! The staff were efficient and friendly. Our waitress was helpful with questions about the menu and when it came time to fumble our way through the payment process she was ever patient! The atmosphere is nice; candle lit and warm. The bread at the start of the meal set the standards high and the meal continued to meet those expectations.

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Indiana
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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AH
1 review
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They didn’t have my reservation and the hostess were rude. We were celebrating our anniversary and they stuck us around a small corner table. The food was good and our waiter Stephen was exceptional.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff was very good and made sure we got our food in time to get to our show at Rogers Arena , everyone enjoyed their meal. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were happy with our service and meal.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were very grateful they were still able to seat us as we were travelling in traffic. After finding parking we were 45 minutes late. The service was quick and efficient. The waiter was a bit sharp when I told him we were going to Bryan Adams. But the food was good and better value than going inside the arena.

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CG
Vancouver
1 review
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We went before a concert and the restaurant was pretty busy. I was excited that they had gluten free pizza available. I had their featured sausage pizza (gf). It came very small, ultra thin and the sausage was flavourless. The toppings were ridiculously sparse. Another diner at our table had the regular version of the sausage pizza and remarked that it was forgettable. My hubby ordered lasagna and he too, was quite disappointed. For an Italian restaurant we expected more of these types of dishes.

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Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Great food, fair prices. A bit loud and the lighting too bright for a relaxing dinner. Server seemed nervous or distracted, taking away from the experience.

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O
Vancouver
2 reviews
3.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We were there with family for dinner the food was good our server was training another staff member.... and he was a little over bearing and not in a good way!
We have dined here before we had a better experience!

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PW
1 review
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very fast, as we had to go to an event. Polenta fries were very bland, lacked seasoning. Server took them away without hesitation. Risotto and gnocchi very tasty. Fresh bread with balsamic and oil was excellent. Will go back to spend longer and enjoy more complex food.

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NN
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So convenient for pre dinner before going to Rogers Arena

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s
Vancouver
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I booked a table through "Open Table" and requested a patio table. Our table on the patio was ready for us when we arrived. It was a cool evening so the staff brought us blankets. There was 4 of us and we were all very satisfied with our meals and the service. I had the lasagna and my husband had the rigatoni and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go again.

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EM
1 review
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

After calling to advise we'd be a half hour late for reservation (traffic issues coming north from USA) the staff couldn't have been nicer! When I mentioned we were now running a bit late for a concert our meals were expedited without any fuss! Good foodn friendly attentive staff! We'll be back!

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BC
Vancouver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have dined here before. We have not had a bad experience here. And its ideal location for our evening out with Paul Simon made it an overwhelmingly easy decision this time. Highly recommended. And do not miss out on their excellent wine list.

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LA
Seattle
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service with delicious food. I highly recommend the veal Parmesan.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service. Food was excellent. Location was perfect for us as we were going to Rogers Arena for a concert. Not impressed with lack of parking.. city of Vancouver has not much available for people coming from outskirts where there is no sky train.

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C
Vancouver
30 reviews
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great little patio and nice variety of pizzas, pastas and steaks. Reasonably priced, would go again!

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R
Vancouver
10 reviews
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were here for Mother's Day. Great experience. Our server was awesome, went above and beyond. Food was very good . Everyone really enjoyed the evening. Loved the round table, way easier to socialize.

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JN
Vancouver
8 reviews
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

extremely understaffed for Sunday breakfast

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RP
Vancouver
20 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We chose Frankie's for two reasons:
- We'd eaten here before and know the quality of the food - consistently good
- A great location for concerts, hockey and whatever may be happening at BC Place

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T
Vancouver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go to spot pre concert/events and we would never change that!!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Frankie’s for my best friend’s 50th birthday- great service, great seats and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had!

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WE
Vancouver
6 reviews
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for dinner and close to Rogers Arena and
BC Place! Food was fabulous, service was really good! They have a really good menu! We be going here again

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s
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with friends from Australia and had a great time. the service was excellent and the food was very good with generous portions.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal! Not rushed at all. All meals were very tasty and well presented. Great value

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