Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri, noon-4am; Sat, 10:30am-4am; Sun, 10:30am-2am
F at Second Ave.
Canal St. to 14th St., Ave. D to Broadway
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. The dense, earthy fava-bean soup 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 Lil' Frankie's salad, a mound of zestily dressed arugula surrounded by neat piles of chopped vegetables and, to gild the Lil', cubes of Fontina cheese.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 10:30 a.m.—4 p.m.
Reservations are only accepted for parties of 6 or more.