Lil’ Frankie’s Pizza

Restaurants , Italian East Village
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Lil' Frankie's Pizza
After the success of Frank's on Second Avenue, Frank Prisinzano opened this smaller, pizza-oriented offshoot with a garden out back. But none of Prisinzano's enterprises stay small for long; this one expanded into the next-door space, so now there's more room for neighborhood regulars to enjoy the thin-crust, wood-oven-baked personal pies. The classic marinara is lavishly sauced, while the cheeseless Bianca is liberally brushed with truffle oil and flecked with rosemary.
Venue name: Lil’ Frankie’s Pizza
Address: 19 First Ave
New York

Cross street: between 1st and 2nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10:30am–2am; Fri, Sat 10:30am–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average individual pizza: $10. Cash only
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This place has a lot of pro's - cozy vibe, amazing wine selection, good food, perfect for special occasions as they have a big space and take big reservations.

Cons - the main con for me is that, for what you pay, the food is not fantastic - which is what I would expect if I am paying $20 plus for a pasta dish or a salad. Also, cash only...really?

That said, they do have yummy food and it's just a nice place to hang at. My personal faves are the Arugula salad along with their Pasta al Limone - plain and simple, but delicious.