Lil' Frankie's

Italian, Pizza
$ $
19 1st Ave (btwn E 1st & E 2nd St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 420-4900
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am
10:30am - 4:00am
10:30am - 2:00am



  • DO NOT bypass a starter from the antipasto selection. - Inspector
  • Order the roasted eggplant and get ready for a table-side preparation that brings you straight back to the old country.
  • Do. Not. Sleep. On the spaghetti limone. So simple but so delicious. And the polpettine pizza doesn't suck either. Trappolini $38 bottle of montepulciano/Sangiovese blend is a perfect compliment.
  • Order one of the berry infused lemonades. They're refreshing and will last longer because of the tartiness:)
  • Truffle pizza and lemon pasta! Both soooo good.
  • Oh man. You gotta talk to the owner Frank. Say listen, Frank, I got a little hot date here, you gotta open up the back room for us. Theres a private room in the back with a private menu.
  • Sshh, order the Foccacina. Tell no one what you've got.
  • As an avid bourbon drinker; skip the old fashion. Tastes like cherry soda with some bitters and 2 lemon wedges...? Big disappointment.
  • Ask for the espresso's not on the menu, but it's AMAZING! Salute!
  • Arugula & Parmesan salad with a special pizza (they're all to die for!). Mozzarella is always fresh & tasty. Tiramisu is perfection if you're still hungry.
  • Cool place which is bigger than you think. Food is really tasty, service is so nice. The spinach al forno was the best spinach I ever had
  • sometimes you just need something simple: spaghetti with baby meatballs. just like you used to make them when you were little
  • yummy tarimisu! fresh and homemade!
  • Rigitoni Ragu mmm delicious! Also if they have it (thurs-sun) the burrata is amazing.
  • Beyond great pasta and pizzas they're very inventive with their veggie sides: blackened eggplant and portobello arugula salad are both awesome ways to balance a heavy delicious ragu or gnocchi
  • The Green Eggs and Ham is a solid alternative to the Eggs Polpettini for brunch.
  • I'm Italian and here's where I always get my pizza!! Pasta is pretty good too, like anything else they make.
  • Ask the waiters what is good here, they're eager to make recommendations. We had the tomato and cheese appetizer that our waiter paired with wine. The grilled eggplant was also awesome!
  • Roasted eggplant appetizer is so yummy! If you can handle a bit of a kick, make sure to get it drizzled with the spicy olive oil.
  • You simply must try the focaccino! Ricotta, truffle oil, and prosciutto on a focaccia crust!

Nearby places

41 1st Ave (btwn E 2nd & E 3rd St)
13 1st Ave (at E 1st St)
76 E 1st St (at 1st Ave)