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Frankie's Piccolo Bistro

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656 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2509
+1 315-479-8797
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Baldwinsville, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Frankine's is now a Chinese restaurant. I found out from a waiter in Atillio's the the new owners made an offer he couldn't refuse. And, like The Donald, Frankie stiffed me for the gift card I had given my wife! Otherwise the food used to be very good.

Thank JimBobxxx
Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The father and son team never fails to deliver. The son as chef offers any number of delightful special creations, usually with an Italian flare but not limited to that alone. The wine offerings are unique and not apt to be found elsewhere- ask for the latest find. And Frank's desserts are beyond heavenly, especially the pie!

Thank punchbug8
DeWitt, New York
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533 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

My wife and I had an early dinner here on a Wednesday evening and we were the only ones in the restaurant. The server was excellent, maybe because he had little else to keep him busy, but more likely because he was a good waiter. We both ordered parm dishes; I had the veal, and my wife had the chicken.... More 

Thank Joe H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

For the past 5 years or so, we have tried most of Italian restaurants in Syracuse and nearby suburb areas because of my Jewish husband from Long Island (who grew up eating Italian food several times a week). According to him (and I fully agree with him), Frankie's is the best Italian restaurant in Syracuse. Like other reviewers said, this... More 

Thank Park A
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Although the restaurant seems small, the food and service was big! The menu is interesting, not the same-old typical Italian restaurant offerings. The servers are professional and helpful. We enjoyed being able to talk, and not be drowned out by an overly crowded setting. We'll be going here on a regular basis!

Thank gingersnap3
Syracuse, New York, United States
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We had high hopes for a nice Saturday night dinner. We ordered a drink and the waitress took our dinner order and we ordered a bottle of wine. We had half a drink left when the food arrived. The bottle of wine had not been even been brought to the table. So, right off the bat, we were off to... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Brewerton, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Made reservation for party of 16-18, 3 weeks prior, for upstairs shared private room, required a credit card to hold. 14 of us made it, started out great. Eggplant Lasagna very good, 1 sea bass of 2 very good, one awfully overdone, sirloins with yams very good, rigis good, lobster overcooked, 1 meal deducted from bill when asked. Good wine... More 

Thank Willisdds
Skaneateles, New York
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189 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Four of us went to dinner there on a Saturday night. We didn't have a reservation but called from the car as we drove over. Although it was a busy holiday time, we were fortunate that they had a "no show" and we were seated right away. Our server was great--attentive and helpful. We started with antipasto for 4, which... More 

Thank SkanLaker
Syracuse, New York, United States
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324 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

After year's of hearing about Frankie's Piccolo Bistro as the butt of mob jokes, I decided it was time to see what this place was all about. So, I took my wife there for her birthday dinner and we were accompanied by my son, who wisely ordered the steak, which, I must say was done to perfection. And the taste:... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I visted on a Friday night at Seven and we were the only people in the small cozy place. However shortly thereafter there was only two tables available. I guess 7 is early for heading out...who knew! We had meatballs as an appetizer and they were tasty. I ordered the chicken piccata, and oh my goodness! It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 N Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13208-2509
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-479-8797

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