We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT, Wales
01685 729890
Add hours for Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced food

Visited very recently on a Saturday evening. Thought it would be very busy but it was approximately half full. I guess this was a sign of things to come. The service was poor overall. Trying to get a drink was almost impossible and the food average at best. The bill was a shock really as we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
StuartJ64
,
Bath, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Whitehaven
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having been to Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar in Leeds several times I was interested to see how this one compared.I have to say I was a little disappointed.While the food was good they appear to swamp it with pasta and cut down on the meat and sauce content.The service was however good and the price... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited very recently on a Saturday evening. Thought it would be very busy but it was approximately half full. I guess this was a sign of things to come. The service was poor overall. Trying to get a drink was almost impossible and the food average at best. The bill was a shock really as we didn't have much food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The waitress was lovely and friendly, and there is a nice atmosphere, but the food was nothing special. The food seemed fairly average and the portions were quite large. For the price I expect better quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a very nice meal here and enjoyed the atmosphere and how relaxed we were able to feel in this setting. We were pleased with the service, the quality and the portion sizes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cwmbach, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Went here for Valentine's Day, it was absolutely packed which I did expect but we had booked our table weeks in advance but we still had to wait quite some time before our table was ready. When we did get shown to our table we were extremely close to the two other tables next to us, if I had known... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ate here as we're staying at the nearby travelodge. The staff are lovely and friendly but the cajun burger was in no way spicy and my colleague ordered a side order of onion rings that were burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. That said the meal was only £9.95 for one course so we probably shouldn't have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

just had lunch at Frankie and Bennys in Merthyr, the food was exactly what I would have expected, but omg the staff, waow. they did not stop, from the time we entered the restaurant until the time we left, nothing was to much trouble for any of their customers, the tables were cleared as soon as they were vacated and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

18 of us went for lunch and the service was good and every bodies food was very good and on top of that I had a £10 voucher to use. Result!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Llandudno, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is a sad indictment on the UK that people go to places like this and seemingly think the food is good. We were at a netball tournament with my daughter at the nearby leisure centre and didn't have long for lunch so reluctantly tried this place. My wife ordered a (ABC) chicken salad which smelt off and tasted like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abercynon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been in this restaurant many times and every visit has been a success. My children love the pizza and pasta from the kids menu and really enjoyed the family atmosphere. All staff are professional and polite. We recommend it at 100%

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County
 
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County
 

Been to Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar

Address: Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT, Wales
Phone Number: 01685 729890
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rhydycar Leisure Centre | Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: 01685 729890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?