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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Papa Franks

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 E. 2nd St., Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 587-7272
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 10: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a family dinner. Food was excellent. Service was great. Super attentive. The garlic bread is worth every calorie. I had the Pasta Primavera, more than enough to bring home. My wife had the Chicken Lrmonata which was very tasty. The Risotto Carbanara was sampled by all at the table as worth coming back for. Nice small restaurant... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heather Y
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
291 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Popa Franks is small and intimate. It serves a nice Italian style breakfast. They get a bit heavy-handed with the Parmesan cheese on the breakfast potatoes, so you might want to tell them to go easy.

Helpful?
Thank williame975
Kansas City, MO
Level Contributor
96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I had chicken piccata. It was good, even though we sat outside and couldn't see our meal. It was night and there was only one light. The outdoor seating was fun. The prices were great. I would get lasagna rolls next time. Bread was chewy. Like it was microwaved. They meant jones a weekend brunch. Sounds good. Art work for... More 

Helpful?
Thank letsgo12
Leavenworth, Kansas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stumbled up this great gem on a Saturday night. Service was outstanding, servers were fun and OMG we had the chicken cordon blue and it was out of the world. There is a special sauce that comes with it, that I wish I knew how to make. The bread is to die for and I don't even eat bread. I'm... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennifer W
Camarillo
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Italian cuisine! Affordable. Great service and cute town. Walking park nearby and although it would make sense if it was a wait list for a table, there is usually one available with no wait. Indoor or outdoor seating. My KC favorite spot for Italian.

Helpful?
Thank Survive4shore
Parkville, Missouri
Level Contributor
94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was good. The service left a little to be desired. Our server was distracted or something. She left our salads sit on the bar and never brought them until we asked about them when she brought our meal. She had drowned the salad in dressing -- you could have drank it there was so much. The pasta was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Evelyn H
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My family stopped in to Papa Frank's during a recent day trip to Parkville, MO. The restaurant is clean, attractive and has a nice local feel. The menu features standard Italian and American dishes, and a nice $5.99 lunch menu. Be sure to try the pasta diavolo and Italian steak soup; the soup in particular was unique and tasty. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank 101jumper
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
442 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I was actually trying to find another restaurant in the area and couldn't so I stopped into Franks and I'm glad I did. Nice menu, nothing crazy but my dinner was perfectly cooked under the watchful eye of Frank and the portion was right on the money. Often times you get way too much pasta in a serving but this... More 

Helpful?
Thank bfchef
Gladstone
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

I thought I knew Italian from the myriad restaurants I have eaten at across the U.S. I haven't been to Italy so I know a few may scoff at the following remarks but the food here is wonderful. I had the fettucine alfredo and although I have eaten this dish at least 100 times in my life it was like... More 

Helpful?
Thank TexasDropEm
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

Nice little historic Italian restaurant on the main drag in Parkville, MO. It's really small, but that provides a cozy atmosphere. I had a calzone which was really good, as was my guest's eggplant parmisian. It's close to all the other shops in town, including some great little ice cream parlors.

Helpful?
Thank KansasCityWanderers

Travelers who viewed Papa Franks also viewed

 

Been to Papa Franks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E. 2nd St., Parkville, MO 64152
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: (816) 587-7272

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papa Franks 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?