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Frankie's Italian Trattoria

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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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have wanted to dine at Frankie's but it just never worked out. Today was our lucky day. We called as we drove by and asked about the wait. We were sat within 15 minutes. The host was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is really...nice looking and live see the piano in the bar area. Our appetizers were excellent. The caprese salad was delicious as well as the clam appetizer. The rolls were excellent as we love hard Italian rolls. The soup was really good but surprised it lacked flavor. The salad was tasty and I really liked it and it dressing. Like the clams the salad had a very tasty flavor. My wife's chicken dish was excellent. My veal parm was excellent. The serving was a nice portion. I ate half and boxed the other half and had for dinner tonight. The pasta was done right. The canolis's were excellent. Our server Kallie was excellent. Very attentive and helpful. Will definitely revisit and will ask for Kallie. Great place. Great food. Definitely a top Italian eatery. You won't be disappointed if you dine at Frankie's.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of five. We came an hour before they closed. We were told they had no big tables available, and would not be able to seat and serve us, and they were not going to stay late.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frankie’s is owned and operated by Louis and Debbie Perrone. From the Gorgonzola salad, soup, everything Italian and so much more, you are amongst the best in quality and taste. From chicken to lamb, the real brick over pizza to traditional meat balls and pasta,...please save me a space! The menu is extensive and you will find more than you could possibly eat and everything is true Italian prepared by the best Chefs. Take the family, entertain guests, have a romantic night, you will remember the food and the occasion. The one thing I hear over and over in Western North Carolina…. Have you been to Frankie’s in Maggie Valley? My answer is YES, is yours? Reservations, call. 828-926-6216.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Stromboli to go and neglected to look at it when picked up. The crust was burnt badly and ruined the taste. Suggest checking item before leaving the restaurant. Generally love all the food but last night was a disaster.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the Chicken Piccata, was amazing! Service, amazing! Great place to eat except……….. obviously the owner is involved in politics because Fox News plays all night long at the bar. Used to be the food network. Much more enjoyable. If you don’t want to hear...about politics, get a tableMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

I tried Frankie's out based on online reviews, and was not disappointed! I wasn't sure I'd be able to get in, as it was Mother's Day weekend, but they squeezed me in at the bar, where I got great service despite their being absolutely slammed....Despite the crowd, the kitchen got my order out reasonably fast, and I was very pleased with the great homemade flavor of the ragù in my pasta dish. Portions were generous but not excessive; I almost wish they'd been smaller so that I'd have had room for one of their desserts, which looked amazing! I'm definitely coming back on my next trip to the area!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

After a day of hiking we made the right choice - great service, food and atmosphere. We will return.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022

Frankie’s is a great little place with awesome food and atmosphere. The eggplant Sicilian was the best I have ever had. My husband and friend ate every bite of the delicious chicken and veal parmigiana. During the entire meal, we were entertained by the extremely...talented piano player! Worth a visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

My wife and I went on a Friday night in mid-March, had about a 20=minute wait. They do take reservations, didn't think we'd need them at this time of year. First to the table was the bread, which I thought was the best part of...the meal. Very fresh and crispy. My wife had minestrone and I had pasta fagioli soup, which came with the dinner. Both good. I had cheese ravioli bolognese, but it was just okay. The ravioli was a little heavy, and the bolognese sauce was not as meaty as I usually see. My wife had a spinach salad with chicken, and enjoyed it. Our service was fine, and a gentleman brought excellent dinner music on the piano. One of the better dinners in Maggie Valley, not a culinary destination.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Next time will request the main dining area. We had reservations and were seated in the bar area. Entirely too loud. We’re seated and told she’d be back with a menu and it never came. Had to request it from our waiter. Apparently they ran...out. Ordered a tea and after 10 minutes still didn’t have it. Bread had already came to the table and our soup and salad. I had to ask for that too, the tea. My friend asked for a cup of ice and the waiter brought a small cup with about a third of it filled with ice. Not sure why he couldn’t get ice. They were very busy and it took a long time to get our pizza. Pizza had lots of cheese which I love. It was good. Would have liked more toppings. My friend had a salad that doesn’t have lettuce in it, feta, tomato, olives, etc with balsamic oil it was wonderful. Pasta & Fagioli soup was good.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

The staff at Frankie's Italian Trattoria are to be commended on their superb service and efforts to achieve the highest Customer Satisfaction! The food was amazing! Not one guest had a complaint. The service was impeccable! And the little extras, like the personalized party menus...and our name on the outdoor sign, were over the top! Each little detail was handled professionally. Thank you so much for making our 50th anniversary celebration a wonderful memory! Regards, Donna and Tom JohnsMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

2 very polite waiters. I had chicken alfredo, delicious. Hubby had chicken parm. The servings were huge. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

When we say that this is the best Italian food in the area, we are giving high praise because the competition is impressive. From the pasta to the chicken, veal, and specialty dishes, including pizza, the food is outstanding.We ordered takeout because there was such...a wait for food during the leaf watching time and the food ws ready and hot at the time promised. Make sure not to miss this wonderful restaurant that has been a landmark in the area for over 40 years.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Once again Frankie’s did not disappoint This place just cannot make bad food . Authentic Italian Service was amazing Perfect timing from drinks to Appetizer To our main dish Everything was superb Ordered wings for an appetizer and oh my word …DELISH❤️ Pizza incredible We...all ate way to much and forgot to save room for cannoli… which I have had before and hate I missed it Thanks for another amazing experience while in Maggie valley.❤️❤️ Special shout out to the cooking staff and the waitresses. You all ROCK 🥰More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

You MUST make a reservation. We asked for an outdoor table and we were the only patrons eating outside. I think we had the best table in the house! The outdoor heater worked overtime. The staff made up the table just at our request. Wait...staff (Erin and her team mate - I’m sorry I can’t recall her name) was exceptional. Nice bottle of Chianti Classico, frutti de mar, grilled salmon marinara, eggplant all excellent. (The only weak link was the minestrone. It was full of veggies but just lacking flavor. And they were out of broccoli which was disappointing to me as a mostly-vegetarian.) While in season make sure to order the pumpkin cheesecake. That was a wow! Not sugary sweet just amazingly flavorful. A must- try!! Just by coincidence, we used to eat at the owners fathers restaurant in Florida. So nice to see the family tradition passed along. Can’t impress enough that you must make reservations. There were a lot of people waiting. Plus don’t hesitate to ask for an outside table. Inside we noticed was a bit loud. Outside was so romantic and private. Just a perfect vacation meal. A very welcome surprise high quality Italian in a small town! Grazi Frankies!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frankie's Italian Trattoria

Yes, Frankie's Italian Trattoria offers takeout services.

Yes, Frankie's Italian Trattoria is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Frankie's Italian Trattoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4