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Map & Directions 88 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
  • Italian
  • Sun 10:30am-12am, Mon-Thu 10:30am-1am, Fri-Sat 10am-2am
  • cash
  • Catering, Delivery, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Frank Prisinzano opened this spot in May 1998. Since then, it has become a standby for its affordable home-style Italian and hot, skinny girl clientele. Generally, the antipasti (bruschetta) and pastas (spaghetti with squid ink and calamari) are your best bets. It's the place to sit outside in the afternoon drinking wine and snacking on an assortment of cured meats, especially because there's usually a wait for dinner. The wine list is surprisingly serious.

Member Reviews

  • jRuv wrote a review for Frank
    on 12/09/08

    So authentically Italian, it doesn't need to complete the package with Italian music. You'll find them streaming Pandora stations from hip hop to grunge. Try the Nero D'Avola wine when it's not sold out.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Cheapism on 03/01/11

    Try some of the best cheap, homemade pasta in the East Village here. For $13.95, mange on Uncle Tony’s Handmade Gnocchi or Rigatoni Al Ragu.

  • Unity S. on 06/04/09

    Crusty bread, fresh olive oil, olives and glass of wine.

  • James Traub writes, "Frank’s serves serious food in a self-consciously non-serious setting, which is to say that is very Lower East Side." Take note: "Frank seems to have a gift for ravioli."

  • Can you say HOMEMADE PASTA! Here's a hint, go for the specials! YUM!

  • Erik M. on 10/16/09

    Rigatoni al Ragu is tops, especially with the great bread. Kept me smiling through my East Village years!

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