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Frankie Pestos Italian eatery

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Downtown Kingston
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K7L-167 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-542-1071
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kingston, Canada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fettucine Florentine just tasted like nutmeg - way too much nutmeg! The Pollo Formagio was not the best - worst part was the sundried tomatoes were like leather. LOTS of servers - almost too many. Our main server did not retrieve the two full meals that were not enjoyed and the young man who took them away just asked if... More 

Thank Fiona154992
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place! Friendly, welcoming staff made spot-on recommendations when I took three hungry university students out for an end-of-term celebration dinner. The entree salads are particularly good, featuring home-made dressings, gorgeous fresh greens, and generous protein additions (chicken, shrimp, salmon etc.) The pizzas are also outstanding, with many fine choices for topping a delicious thin crispy/chewy crust. This... More 

Thank Joanne W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to eat here a few years back and it was very clear to us that they probably do not have any repeat customers, at least none with any taste buds. the service was alright I guess but our server was very surprised that we thought our pasta should not taste like someone dumped a can of Campbell mushroom... More 

Thank Zoé F
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went there on the Good Friday. We had to wait a few minutes for a table. The staff were really kind. Our dishes were reasonable, not fantastic. However, my daughter ordered spaghetti with meat balls and it came REALLY spicy. We expressed our opinion about her plate and they offered a free desert. Also, a little... More 

Thank Fernanda T. Lor... V
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127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Good service and tasty food. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Good ambiance. Would highly recommend.

Thank Chocolateloverlondon
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner was good and all meals include Caesar salad so we just split an appetizer and were stuffed! Good value for money. Atmosphere cozy but service on the slow side. Long wait to be served and once they recognized that, food came too quickly.

Thank Jill S
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

In town for the evening and craving Chicken Parmesan, decided to go to Frankie Pestos. I'd eaten there many years ago and had good memories of the experience. Was seated immediately around 7 on a cold, rainy Friday night. Was pleased to feel the warmth of the gas fireplace at the entrance. Our waitress was prompt and friendly in answering... More 

Thank Hug_The_Mouse
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is my first time visiting Kingston, myself and some co-workers were visiting from out of town. I have to admit I'm not normally a big fan of Italian food, but this place blew my mind. The staff are really friendly and the service was great. Every meal comes with a free caesar salad and fresh bread. The food is... More 

Thank Trish A
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Last night, I spontaneously picked this Italian restaurant downtown Kingston. My friend and I decided to explore, though not inclined for Italian dishes that evening. We decided to go for it considering that they were offering gluten free options. The place has a nice setting and the service at our table was excellent. As for the food itself, we both... More 

Thank Benos51
Kingston, Canada
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited Frankie Pesto's on a Thursday evening so the restaurant wasn't busy at all which is to be somewhat expected downtown during February. The service was great and they gave us ample time to make our choices. There is lots to choose from on the menu and we were all very satisfied with the selections we made. Portion size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: K7L-167 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-542-1071
"With a global selection of lovely wines and a menu that changes constantly, we strive to create a delicious selection of food. Our friendly and dedicated staff has one goal: to ensure that you have the perfect environment in which to connect with your own friends and family over a meal that both surprises, and delights you.In Italy there is a saying, "Chi Mangia Bene, Vine Benne" (He who eats well, Lives well.) At Frankie Pesto's we promise we"ll do whatever we can to live up to that... because nothing pleases us more than to see happy and satisfied guests during their dining experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?