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 gnocchi with fresh ricotta. But as a spuntino (snack joint), this place is more about the small plates, with a seasonal menu that boasts salads flecked with pecorino and walnuts, local and Italian cheeses, cured meats and heavenly crostini.