Frankies 457 Spuntino

Italian in Brooklyn: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook

Frankies is a neighborhood magnet, attracting local couples, families and plenty of Manhattanites with hearty pasta dishes like cavatelli with hot sausage and pappardelle with braised lamb. But as a spuntino (snack joint), this place is more about the small plates, with a seasonal menu that boasts excellent fresh salads, cheeses, cured meats and heavenly crostini. No reservations.