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“Italian Fare with Mixed Reviews” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frankie's Italian Trattoria

Frankie's Italian Trattoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving Classic Italian comfort food, homemade Items like Lasagna, Manncotti Marinara, Alfredo & Ragu. Classic Items Like Pizza & veal parmigana & marsala, Family owned & operated and serving since 1971
Sylva
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Italian Fare with Mixed Reviews”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I visited this restaurant several times during the past six months. Some of the Italian meals, lasagna and veal parm were good but other items as well as their pizza was very disappointing. Additionally the noise in the restaurant (family lives above) is very annoying. The best opportunity for consistent authentic Italian food is in Asheville.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The food was great. We did have reservations but as soon as we were seated the restaurant quickly filled up. The Service is quick and friendly. We went for dinner and all the food is fresh made and homemade. Will defiantly go back and would recommend to anyone who enjoys good Italian food.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Nikki E
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Maggie Valley, NC
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not as good as we expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

We were all excited about Frank's coming to Maggie Valley. We've been there twice and disappointed both time. The restaurant was too loud with TV's on all the walls, and the din of all the table's conversations and food that tasted it just came out of a can. It's wasn't the place I had hoped it would be.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The Best Pizza Ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Recently, went back for the great pizza again! I had the cheese/tomato sauce pie. It is supberb........as well as the waitstaff I have had a lunch. I have never been for dinner or had anything else but pizza and a salad. Pizza is the one thing I can't make at home. The sauce is homemade (not canned) and the crust is to die for. After living up north in childhood............I miss a good pie! I will keep going back............and maybe I will order an entree...........but I have to get my pizza fix!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank soberg
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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287 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Fantisimo!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Great Italian food at a very reasonable price. Go early, make reservations, or prepare to wait for a table. It gets crowded very quickly. Well worth any wait.

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