THE FRANKIES 457 SPUNTINO STORY Frankies 457 Spuntino opened its doors on September 13, 2004 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The owners, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli � The Franks � childhood friends who reconnected many years later, discovered the space in 2003 and bonded over their love for simple and nutritious Italian fare.
Together, they conceptualized Frankies Spuntino, a unique restaurant that embodied the sum of their collective Italian-American heritages, food philosophies, and culinary backgrounds. They created a deceptively simple menu using the freshest ingredients, instilled an attentive service philosophy, and a food-friendly wine list.
Frankies� consistently delicious food, welcoming atmosphere and great value have made it one of the most beloved restaurants in Brooklyn, and it is often credited with helping to put the borough on the culinary map.
SPUNTINO (spoon�t�no), noun: An informal meal or a snack; also, a casual Italian eatery.