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Carroll Gardens
2.2 km from Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Food, service, setting, and ambiance were all first class. The gnocchi were ethereal. The meatballs with raisins and pine nuts were tasty with a rich marinara sauce. The wine list was filled with young choices (a lot of 2018s) and the Chianti Classico we had...with dinner had a good, medium body. House olive oil had an enjoyable peppery finish.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

Completely overrated! The starters were incredibly simple and lacked flavor. The main dishes took an hour to arrive after the starters and they ranged from mediocre to unedible (ex: the sweet potato raviolis). We went there for a bithday and decided to leave without even...trying dessert. Especially disappoiting since we had to go all the way to Brooklyn, not worth it at all.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends, great service and ambience. Basically had everything on the menu and it was great. Loved the appetizers and the pasta. The best part the desserts, definitely have to try the red wine prunes with mascarpone cheese my favorite.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Went to celebrate a promotion with reservations for indoors. It was cold with windows open and no heat. We said several times we were cold to no avail. Every time a server came to the table we had to put on our masks. The couple...we were with ordered a steak for 2 and although cooked properly was suitable for one at a cost of $100. I went there a year ago before COVID during the summer and they didn’t have any air conditioning. Not worth any further attempts for just Ok food and uncomfortable conditions.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Recommendations: Spicy Sopressata Stratciotela Cheese Sausage and Sage Cavatelli Any of the sandwiches or crostini’s. This place puts me in Italy every time I eat here. I love it and it’s a staple to the neighborhood.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

What a great find. Wanted to get out of Manhattan for the day. Came across this gem in Brooklyn. Food was sublime. Staff so good. Helping with suggestions, not just about food choices but what to do in the area. Unfortunately the courtyard was booked...out, as it was a beautiful spring day and would have been lovely to sit there and enjoy such delicious offerings. But no wonder. So happy we had the opportunity to experience the generosity of Frankies 457.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Frankie’s 457 offers a delightful lunch and dinner at not-crazy prices. The BLT at lunch is perfect. The celery root salad is the best. No pizza here but other wonderful pasta dishes. Service is courteous. The setting is plain, not fancy. Dress in jeans. Come...for the food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

I had high expectations for our dinner at Frankie's. There are some definite highs and lows. Highs: --The meatball appetizer is a treat. The meatball recipe includes raisins and pine nuts. Not typically made this way. The appetizer includes three nice size meatballs- enough to...share. Very good. --The squash, grape, and nut salad is unusual and is delicious. I tried it almost as a lark because it was so different. I really liked it. The flavors go surprisingly well together. --Kudos for there being so many housemade pastas. Housemade pasta is always a treat. Low --The prices for single glasses of wine is ridiculously high. Mid-high teens. That is probably more than the restuarnt paid for the bottle. --Choose your housemade pasta carefully. The spaghetti with clam sauce was very bland. Lots of pasta, few clams, and the sauce was nearly non-existent. The tagliatelli with pork sauce was fine, but nothing special. --The restaurant is very noisy. When we first arrived, we were offered a table underneath one of the sound system speaker. I asked for a table not underneath the speaker and we were moved to the other side of the townhouse sized room. Even with that, the music was very loud. We had to lean forward and raise our voices to have a conversation. We were staying in Manhattan and took the subway to go to Frankies Spuntino 457. I would not make the trip again. There are far better Italian restaurants all over NYC.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

We went to Frankies after reading a good review in the Michelin guide. The antipasti were served without any style, even when they were called Frank's antipasti. The prosciutto was ok, the champignons and the cauliflower were tasteless. We had then spaghetti with mussels and...gnocchi, both really tasteless. The mussels were probably not fresh, but canned food. The gnocchi was super soft, mushy, like baby food. I simply do not understand why this restaurant was so busy with this quality of the food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

Can be crowded so leave some wait time, but this is a reliable and tasty place in Carroll Gardens. Especially nice when the weather is good and you can sit outside.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Casual - jeans and tee shirts are fine.
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We were there for a wedding in June. There was some street parking, however, it was pretty limited. We took an Uber. It was so much easier than trying to navigate around the people, cars, construction, etc. It is a very... More
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Frankies 457 Spuntino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5