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Lil' Frankie's Pizza

19 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
+1 212-420-4900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Located in East Village, Lil' Frankie's Pizza is the place to go for large groups. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian-style food to its enthusiastic diners, who've shared...More
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start out by saying Lil’ Frankie’s was recommended to us by a relative who lives in Brooklyn and is a pizza aficionado! This place is a hot spot, with nondescript signage, is high energy, located in a cool brick building with an eclectic...More

Thank TSorren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girls weekend. First night in NYC and we came here. Virtually impossible to talk and catch up. It was too loud and very busy. Nate was our server and he was great. The food was excellent - but portions seemed small for what I’m used...More

Thank SunshineWonderland
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

So happy we visited this neighborhood Italian hot spot while in town for the weekend. The food was fresh and authentic. Small space but cozy with great service and food

Thank CCallagh
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Walked in with 9 people without a reservation and Lil Frankie's did not disappoint. They let us sit at the "Bar" and worked their magic. We fed 4 kids and 5 adults in a hurry and all were satisfied! Especially the adults with the 3-1...More

Thank Stewart J
Reviewed 15 January 2018

You will walk right past this restaurant as there is no big sign saying the name. Reservations are a must as this is a popular spot. The six of us sat down right at our reservation time. Tables are tight and close together. We had...More

Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The people who wrote here that the food in Lil' Frankie's is only average clearly don't know what authentic, high quality Italian food is like - and why would they, since it is very hard to come by in America. Lil' Frankie's is perhaps the...More

Thank Skylah11
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Was there last week for my first visit. A great joint with little tables and fun bar. Open kitchen in the back. Pasta homemade. Ordered Rigatoni with meatballs and Spagetti Limone. Tasty and fresh!! Didn't order a salad but saw several other customers with them,...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Tried to have dinner last night after driving in from NJ which took over an hour. I had a reservation for 17:15 to which I checked in at 17:00. I was the only one there so I was waiting for my friend at the bar...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Two words: spaghetti limone. A regular go-to for my friends and I. Great casual, stress free atmosphere with reliable key menu items which never disappoint. It’s both my boozy brunch spot as well as my Sunday night comfort food spot. Definitely go.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Good vibe and busy, but find the food and service average. Went for the board of mixed ham, cheese for appetizer. Not good! A few chunks of parmesan, raw brokkoli, tomatos etc. Pizza was ok.

Thank MrsRamstad
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-420-4900
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