Lil’ Frankie’s Pizza

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78 Solid

The irresistible offspring of Frank is distinguished by its custom-built brick oven.

19 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003

212-420-4900

http://lilfrankies.com

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The lowdown

The irresistible offspring of Frank is distinguished by its custom-built brick oven, a tool used to sublime effect on everything from torpedo-size eggplants to whole fish and terrific thin-crust pizza. Not even its baked-egg brunch selection is spared a scorching kiss of its 900-degree heat. The light yet earthy black-truffle pizza teeters deliciously on the edge of oversaltiness, but cut it with a juice glass of Montepulciano, or get your vegetables the traditional way — in the unfailingly fresh heirloom-tomato salad.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Three-for-one Prosecco during brunch

Recommended DishesHeirloom-tomato salad; black-truffle pizza.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized