When Marco was not exploring lands of the Far East, he spent much of his time walking Venetian streets with his eyes closed, calling out his own first name in hopes of attracting his long-lost chicken. Consume Italian culture with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic eats and drinks at Frankie's Italian Cuisine in North Olmsted.
At Frankie's Italian Cuisine, obliging servers present pizza and pasta-filled platters as if they're edible trophies congratulating customers on flag-football championships. A wide array of appetizers await oral adoption, including breaded zucchini stix ($6.50) and Frankie's starter specialty of calamari pepperonata, tossed in a red-pepper pesto sauce ($9.95). Or try Frankie's famous house salad, iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage tossed with their famous sweet and sour dressing and mounded with shredded provolone ($6.50). Ravenous ruminators can direct their forks to heartier house favorites straightaway, including a tender, milk-fed veal parmesan ($16.95), as well as fishy favorites such as seafood linguine, wherein shrimp and clams swim laps in white or red clam sauce ($16.95). Diners with time can deliberate over Frankie's variety of cheesy discs, which include an authentic vegetarian white pizza ($11.95 for large) and a chicken alfredo pizza ($17.50 for large), topped with a house-made alfredo sauce as smooth as a mix CD of Michael Bolton covers covered in butter.
HelloMetro and Metromix Cleveland offer flattering reviews of Frankie's Italian Cuisine. Eighty-two percent of Urbanspooners like Frankie's Italian Cuisine. Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- The smells of sauteing garlic and melting butter combine in the air to tantalize your taste buds before you even sink your teeth into any of this popular west side restaurant's robust menu items. – LeeAnn Mullen, HelloMetro
- The food is pretty good, and the prices are very reasonable. The service is also good, and we have never experienced a wait time to be seated. – FelixtheCat70, Urbanspoon
Frankie's Italian Cuisine
The scents of bubbling cheese and tangy marinara waft through Frankie's Italian Cuisine, where chefs have built pastas and pizzas from Old World recipes since 1967. In the kitchen, chefs craft dough and sauces each day to ensure that meals taste as fresh as a mentholated snowflake. When preparing seafood linguine, they cast nets of pasta into boiling pots, pulling up a succulent catch of gulf shrimp to slather in a house-made white or red clam sauce. In the dining room, napkins morph into Renaissance-style paintings as tomato sauce artfully drips from 15 specialty pizzas, such as the margherita with fresh basil, roma tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella.
A party room accommodates up to 30 guests with ample seating and an array of dinners that include salad, italian bread, and a nonalcoholic beverage. Alternatively, diners can fuel parties at their homes and offices by placing catering orders for 24-slice pizzas, pasta trays, and dessert platters studded with cannolis and cheesecakes.