Fodor's Expert Review Frankies Spuntino 457

$$ Carroll Gardens Italian

A longtime favorite culinary pioneer in Carroll Gardens, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli's Italian American restaurant has atmosphere to spare between the backyard and former blacksmith stable. Choose from the well-conceived menu's shareable salads (many with vegetables roasted or marinated with the Frankies' own Sicilian olive oil); handmade pastas like the cavatelli with hot sausage, sage, and brown butter; meatballs; and crusty sandwiches that ask to be shared. The next-door F&F Pizzeria and Franks Wine Bar are both celebrated destinations in their own right.

Italian Casual Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

457 Court St.
Brooklyn, New York  11231, USA


Known For:
  • Outdoor dining
  • Menu options for all kinds of eaters
  • Less-than-warm staff

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