Frankies 570 Spuntino

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The West Village spinoff of Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo’s Carroll Gardens Italian, Frankies 457 Spuntino, is almost as good as the original.

570 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10014

212-924-0818

http://frankiesspuntino.com/

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The lowdown

Truth be told, we’ve always been partial to the original Carroll Gardens spuntino for its rustic charm and back garden. But this bustling corner outpost has won us over with a consistent kitchen that turns out all the Frankies classics: meatballs with raisins and pine nuts, smushed inside pizza bianca; tomato-sauced potato gnocchi with just the right soft-chewy bite; red-wine-stewed prunes with mascarpone cheese. It does get louder than a kindergarten playground at recess, and the tables are tight, so we advise dining at an off hour, at the quasi-enclosed bar, or in the back corner, under the portrait of the late spuntino mascot, Merlin the French bulldog.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!