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“Haphazard excellence: A great crazy salad of ingredients”

Frankie's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
United States
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Haphazard excellence: A great crazy salad of ingredients”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

What an inspired idea to partner pizza and ice cream. What the name doesn't say is that there is also an excellent selection of craft beers and wine by the glass. Frankie's violates almost every rule of efficient restaurant design and the location seems almost intended to hide it from most tourists. The pizza is darn good and the ice cream is excellent. Service is at the counter and the staff is very friendly and cordial. Outside seating is really nice on sunny days, which have been unseasonably common during this winter of drought. One of the features (as computer designers refer to a program bug) is a series of unexpected steps up and down as you move through the place. Keep your eyes open. Main minus is a public bathroom that requires a sense of humor to use. Prices are moderate for Mendocino, a little pricey for visitors used to fast food. Overall, a great place to relax from a gallery overdose.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Newmarket, Canada
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161 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Nice lunch spot”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a good pizza for lunch out on the patio area. The Mocha Almond ice cream for dessert was excellent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Philly413
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San Jose, California
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68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pretty good falafal and gluten free”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Did not want a big fancy dinner, so seemed like Frankie's would be a good spot. Ordered downstairs, and then went upstairs to eat. Had the gluten free falafel, served on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes and cucumbers with hummus - was very good and just right serving size for the price. Upstairs room was a bit stuffy and it was not that warm a day.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Ed B
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Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The cherry on top”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

It looks like Frankie's serves some great pizza and sandwiches, but we were in need of dessert when we got there late. Some great ice cream cones later, we toddled off to our B&B for some R&R

Visited February 2014
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Thank CTM95
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Roseville, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Ice cream good but overpriced. Service friendly. Pizza average. Wait time about 10 min for pizza to be made. No wow factor. Does sell cheese and pepperoni by the slice. We got specialty 14" for $20.

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Thank Jen M
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