Maybe Frank - Randwick

4.3
50 reviews
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$40 and under
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Pizzeria
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Maybe Frank
We are a traditional Italian Woodfire pizzeria as well as a small cocktail bar on Perouse Road in Randwick. Our pizza is made in the traditional Italian way. Our dough is rested between 36 and 72 hours, making the pizza easy to digest with a delectably crispy texture alla romana.The bar at Maybe Frank is our little secret. We are focused on aperitivo and digestive cocktails. Everything is done with a modern Italian twist and all created by our talented bartender: Andrea Gualdi. Our list is constantly changing according to seasonality and provenance. Always using the freshest ingredients, and peculiar Italian liquor that we can find on the market. Maybe Frank is a place for daily-dining, Sunday drinking, and for a little day-dreaming of your next adventure to our beautiful mother land.

.………Eh la madonna!!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Saturday - 5:30pm till late
Sunday - 5:00pm till 10:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 9398 8061
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Every tuesday $20 all u can eat pizza
Every Wednesday $30 any homemade pasta with any signature cocktails
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3
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4.2
Ambience
4.1
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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Very noisy, expensive (1 pasta 1 pizza 1/2 wine $90) average Pizza and Pasta (pasta very salt and pizza under cooked)
First greeting not hello or how are you but Do you have a booking !

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P
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was very nice! Although the waiters were very pushy! Wanting us to order ASAP.
After our meal the bill was placed on the table, not long after we were ask to pay and move to the bar as they needed our table!!!!

To top it off Several tables were available outside but yet they wanted ours.
Not a nice feeling when you leave, especially after leaving over $100 for 2 people and only spending over I hour at the restaurant.
Terrible service.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Beautiful food and lovely spot to spend Father's Day with my in-laws. The music was a little loud, making it difficult to participate in conversation. The waiters also rushed us with ordering - not being patient or explaining the menu to my in-laws and seemed annoyed when they were trying to decipher the menu (there were eye rolls at one point). Besides that, lovely spot, beautiful food, would be lovely and intimate for a date night. Would recommend for younger couples rather than larger groups.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My third time, never disappointed.
Lovely staff, always go by their recommendation. One of the best pizza's I've ever had.
Great vibe and intimate atmosphere.
Being in a hospo world I get quite demanding :D ...never at Maybe Frank - will definitely be back xxx
Killing it!

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GR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service was good - they needed the table back but we didn't feel rushed. Would recommend.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, cocktails and service! Had a lovely evening, the waitstaff were amazing, would highly recommend.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating. We had a toddler with us and they helped bring him in and out. Helpful staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We booked and our table wasn’t ready on arrival. The staff were rushed off their feet and the food was average. Expensive as well. Disappointing as the last time we went we loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Considering it was all you can eat pizza Tuesday, the service was superb. We were expecting things to take a while due to it being busy, but no! Our server was there at every moment, just when we needed attention, and our pizzas arrived super quick. From someone who works in hospo I can say for sure that these guys know what they’re doing. Will def be back again..

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JD
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quick early Sunday night dinner. Service quick, food good.A bit noisy for good conversation - seated at share table

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CD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place. Great food, excellent service, fun atmosphere. Been three times and it's been brilliant each time. Just make sure you book!

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PA
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food excellent.
Dark and loud venue.
Good service, although rushed 1.5hr sitting)but it was okas we were with child.

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KV
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Had dinner here with a couple of friends last Friday night. Overall a nice evening with decent food but we felt a bit rushed. There is the policy of two seating sessions; we booked for 6pm and we had to be out by 8pm. Staff are bit pushy getting the order from you asap and then delivering mains when we had barely finished the entree.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tasty food, made with really fresh ingredients. Service was exceptional. Limited menu, done well.

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JW
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Was absolutely delicious food, but a little on the pricey side for italian.

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N
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always great value and quality. If I had to pick one downside it would be the noise level. However that also adds to the atmosphere so it’s not a huge deal!

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HC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time and catch up. Wines and service were great as always. Feel like food was missing something that night.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visit maybe frank every few weeks and never dissapointed!

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FW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food albeit a bit too expensive. Ask for the waiter to bring the bottle out when ordering a glass as somebody suspected that what was brought out wasn’t what was in the menu.

Cocktails come in very small glasses.

If you don’t like very loud places you may want to avoid this place.

Staff were all very friendly and attentive.

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j
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

it was a lovely night beside waiting for our food even though the table next got seat 30min after us there got serve first . when we arrive there apologise for the delay and said The meat and cheese board was complementary which we were confuse . when all the meal arrive . I was still waiting for my meat and cheese board . which had already been eaten by the rest of the table. Our reg server sam said it already came out so i couldnt cancel it.

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FF
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was nice however the wine was very expensive.

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g
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Overall nice restaurant with good atmosphere. One big flaw, none of the staff were willing to taste/ smell our corked wine saying it was the style of wine. Incorrect. Although Wine was promptly replaced, a little acknowledgment that our taste buds weren’t at fault, but the staffs lack of wine knowledge/ experience was.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

We were a family of 4 with a 6.30pm booking. When booking via OpenTable, I was aware that they needed the table back by 8.30pm. We were seated at a shared table with low stools. Every time a waiter passed by they brushed my back as the passage way was clearly not big enough. The noise was unbearable and it was almost impossible to have any conversation across the table. Once our pizza plates had been cleared, the bill instantly appeared indicating it was time to leave. We were not ready to leave as we still had wine and wanted dessert. While the service was friendly, it felt like the main goal was to turn the tables over as quickly as possible. When we left the restaurant, 75mins after walking in the door (well before our allotted time given by OpenTable) there was a new group of people waiting to take our table, for they had a reservation was wanted to be seated.
To sum up - the food was very good. If you want a quick meal without time and space to relax or converse, then Maybe Frank might be for you. It's not for me.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Our 4th time dining at Maybe Frank and this was the first time I was really disappointed.
On previous visits we had great service and the antipasti/cocktails were delicious.
This time, our waiter seemed like he would rather be anywhere else than at work. Also, I decided to try one of their pasta dishes and really regretted it - my gnocchi tasted like mushy, bland white sauce. When the waiter asked how our food was I said “I’ve had some beautiful food here before but tonight I was really disappointed” to which he replied, “excellent, thank you”!

Overall, I really like this restaurant for its cocktails and great atmosphere. Would definitely return but only for drinks/antipasti, not main meals.

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D
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

More than maybe.... Maybe Frank is the best fricking Pizza in the known universe..... Very good cocktails also....

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IM
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

For a venue that advertises itself as an Italian and expert with pizza, I was disappointed. I ordered ricotta, but the dollops were so big that the whole base was soggy, and there wasn't much else to the toppings so overall there wan't much flavour. It was 2 of us sharing one pizza and we still left 2 slices because it wasn't enjoyable. Started off with the veggie plank, and that was average too. I was expecting fresh and healthy, it was advertised as a selection of the vegetarian options - but it was fried bread, a few carrot sticks, some olives, one small triangle of cheese, a very tasty eggplant ragu, and not much else.
The tables of big groups all seemed to be having a good time, but long tables in a room that echoes - it gets very loud. The drinks were very good and the service was attentive without being over the top.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Quite noisy inside. Expensive too. Especially the wine.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine list and fresh pizza!
Ambiance in the evening is fun and just what Randwick needs!

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s
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious pizza, friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. However cocktail service was very slow, the first round of drinks arrived after we had already had started our mains and the second round took another 20 minutes to be made.

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e
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent pizza and great service! Our favourite local to go out for dinner.

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T
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at Maybe Frank for Valentines Day, this was our first visit to this Restaurant and we really loved it. We will def be back in the near future.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This was my second visit to Maybe Frank , the service is great, we went for a casual pizza after a movie. The food the first visit was great we had a couple of small plates and a pizza beautiful, this most recent visit the pizza was burnt I was so disappointed after the great experience the first time

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, with staff going above & beyond to check we were comfortable and everything was OK. It was more than ok ...the food is delicious and served in a great location. I will definetely return again & again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, the atmosphere and the vibe. The pizza was authentic and loved the Nutella pizza as well. The best place to go in the spot

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b
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vince the owner is a magic host, great food, part of Italy in Randwick...........happy days

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here twice now, and they are consistently great. Great food, great service, reasonable price! This is now my favourite pizza shop in Sydney!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! The food was amazing and the staff made our experience so fun! Thanks for a great night :)

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Definitely needs air-con or something as it was too hot to sit inside the restaurant on a hot summer's evening. Very tight space, so you are right on top of the next person.
I'm not a fan of the second seating scenario for 8pm. We felt rushed to eat and rushed to get out. It was an all you can eat pizza night. Pizza's were OK. Had better. I've had their pasta dishes there and they were very good. Wouldn't be rushing back in a hurry.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambiance and vibe. Nice to get some authentic Italian food too. Service was friendly and attentive, pizza was good. Overall, I'm glad Maybe Frank has come to the neighborhood to inject some quality food offering to the area. Looking forward to coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Randwick needed this! Perfect location! Best vibes. This is where you will find us all summer, Friday through to Saturday!

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