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“Great Food, Great Service!”

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Hampstead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 8, 2014

The crab cakes are the best! The owner came out and spoke with us for a while, he was very accommodating and helpful, even provided dessert at no charge.

2  Thank Todd R
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fabulous, enormous crabcakes - little to no filler. Yummy family style salad bowl. Delicious homemade pasta. Took as much home in leftovers as we ate!

2  Thank upnorthjo
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

10 of us went to Fratelli's for a celebration. I had heard there crab cakes were amazing, and they were able to accommodate our party at the time we wanted to eat. Actually they were VERY accommodating when I changed the reservation twice more before we gathered there to eat. Each request was cheerfully accepted. 7 of us decided to try the Italian fare, the others wanted to put their crab cakes to the test. Our waitress was very helpful, navigating those that were dairy intolerant through the menu, and when she didn't know the answer, she went into the kitchen to talk with the chef. Recognizing a diary issue at the table, she brought out an extra serving of the community salad with no cheese and no dressing. She also brought out an order of breadsticks without butter and told us she asked, and they were made without milk ingredients. I'm always pleased when a server really listens, and goes out of their way to accommodate requests. .

So, how was the food? The crab cakes were impressive. Lots of jumbo lump, little filler. The fries chosen with them were crispy and seasoned well. Though the portions were large, several guests managed to finish their food. Those that didn't requested containers to pack it up, planning a tasty lunch the next day.

The only reason I gave 4 stars was 1) There is no option for 4.5 stars. 2) Though they will accommodate your allergies, all of the sauces (including the wine/olive oil based sauces) contained butter. If I hadn't asked, those that are dairy intolerant would have assumed a description of white wine, olive oil, and garlic was dairy free.

We are looking forward to our next visit

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3  Thank Statmans
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of if not the very best place for jumbo lump crab cakes! The menu has lots of other great dishes .....I for one love their stuffed shrimp since it has the jumbo lump crab cake on top as well!!!!! Endless salad and bread is awesome too. You will not been disappointed go early for dinner as it is an extremely popular place!

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3  Thank Earl and Ginger W
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband is obsessed with their crab cakes. Huge chunks of crabs. This restaurant is always hopping--they must be doing something right!

2  Thank Miyelani
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