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348 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238
nr. Sterling Pl.
By jwong22 on 4/17/2010
The pizza is pretty good but is not the best pizza in New York. Went on a Tuesday night and the service was terrible. I would not go back.
very good but $$$$$
By malbec on 8/7/2010
no question that the food is good but why does pizza have to be this expensive and precious. clearly alot of the wealthy brooklyn lemmings feel it is but frannys should be avoided unless you want a heap of expense and attitude with your pie.
It could be better...
By newyorker on 1/4/2006
The pizza options are scant and it's really expensive not for pizza but for the type of restaurant it seems to strive to be. Otto has many more options and is generally better. You can't leave this place without spending at least $40/per person if you want to have a glass of wine and an appetizer which always feels like too much given how small the portions are. In addition, the service can be snotty, which in Brooklyn is just too bad. I think the owners take advantage of the fact that they are better than anything else in the neighborhood and have no competition which would require them to reign things in a bit.
Weirdly slow service, overpriced
By lucysilag on 6/21/2007
We had a nice time here last night. The kale appetizer was really great, and the liberal use of sea salt in all the dishes is tasty. However, it took us two hours to get our pizzas, one of which was burnt on the bottom. My friend's beer was tiny, and all of the wines were uninvitingly expensive. Our server was nice but it was weird how she didn't really respond when I told her that one of our pizzas wasn't that good. If you do go, get the buffalo mozzarella and sausage pizza. Avoid the boring cheeseless pizzas.
Overpriced and pretentious
By derbydoll on 4/27/2008
The pizza's are $16 and tiny (Grimaldi's may not be the very best in NYC, but it is better quality, better value, and better service than Franny's). They come uncut and the service is extremely slow. The place is tiny, so you have to wait for a long time. There was one bartender for an overly packed restaurant. Once he took our order (which was a half hour after we sat down), it took him 20 minutes to bring our drinks. The manager stopped by often to make sure he isn't too busy (was she blind?), and when he said, "i'm busy but I'm doing okay.", she said, "Good. I'm too busy to help anyways". Awful experience. Never going back.
Aggressively overpriced, made worse by a hard-selling waitstaff
By jperna3 on 5/5/2007
Food was really great, but unfairly pricedÂ—no amount of fair trade/farm source/whatever requires coffee to cost $3.50 a cup, or does a single artichoke ever need to fetch $8. After making the mistake, apparently, of ordering one $10+ cocktail, our waitress proceeded to try to sell us 3 more: "Another? After-dinner drinks? Have you ever had an amaro?" Aggressive pricing combined with an obnoxiously "earnest" (but already exhaustingly cliched) organic mission makes this place hardly worth the pizza, nor the train fare to Brooklyn.
An Arriviste Priced Accordingly
By thewiseking on 11/10/2008
Good thin crust pizza but outrageously expensive. An adult with 2 kids required an appetizer, a salad, and 3 pizzas which totaled 94 dollars before tax and tip. The day this place opened for business was a marker day to sell your Park Slope brownstone!
By MC0325 on 7/19/2009
I am a born and raise Brooklynite and you can't tell me that a $16 dollar cheese pizza could leave you hungry. It was good but the sooo not worth the price. I could easily have gone to my neighborhood spot and picked up 2 slices for $5 and those two slices would have more than filled me.
By MC0325 on 7/19/2009
Charging $9 for 2 scoops of gelato should be a sin... tasted great but two PINTS of Ciao Bella is $10.
Lives up to the hype
By theslopeisdope on 4/27/2010
I've been to Franny's three times now and haven't had a bad experience yet. The pizza is Neapolitan-esque and quite good. The pastas are also excellent and make choosing pizza over them hard even. In general the service is very friendly and competent, but my only complaint would be that the pacing can be a bit rushed on a busy night.
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