Ms Frankie

4.7
80 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Like so many Melbournians, we are the daughters of Italian and Greek immigrant parents, coming from a family of “contadini” (farmers) who lived and worked off the land.

The inspiration for Ms Frankie comes from the Italian side of our partnership, heavily based on Melinda’s experiences and heritage.

Our vision for Ms Frankie was to have our own, modern version of Mamma’s home cooking, here in Cremorne, where your dining experience is a show for everyone to see. Here you will see our Sfoglina (traditional word for pasta maker) hand rolling our fresh pasta daily, and if you are lucky enough, you may even see the inspiration for this venture Mamma Vincenza in action when she is in town making her famous bread.

Here at Ms Frankie, we want to invite you to share the simplicity and beauty of our traditional family table, served with a sprinkling of us and who we are. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Experiences

  • Cena by Frankie

    Multiple dates available

    Three Course Feed Me Menu $65pp Includes Antipasti, Arancini, Fritto Misto, Pasta, Salad, Fries & Desert Boards (Sharing Style)
  • Frankie's Bottomless

    A$115.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Two Course & Two Hour Bottomless $115pp Includes Antipasti, Arancini, Pasta, Salad, Fries served sharing style! Includes Aperol Spritz, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Sangiovese, Peroni Red and Soft Drinks
  • Feast by Frankie

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    All bookings six guests and over on a Friday & Saturday will enjoy a two course, family sharing style menu, comprising of Mixed Boards and Arancini to start and a selection of pastas from our seasonal menu accompanied with Salad and Fries.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AbbeyA
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food was very good. Great cocktails. More variety needed on the menu. More meat dishes.

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TLCB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are amazing, welcoming and accommodating. Food is exceptional and ambience is just as good. Will continue going back

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BanfitheDuck
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food is always fresh in taste and flavour. service is exceptional.
probably the best Italian in Melbourne for pasta.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational ! Everything was just amazing. The food was all incredibly delicious, the service was impeccable, the entire experience was just amazing. We absolutely loved it!

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Niki
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food magnificent, the ambiance graceful, the food delicious. The best part of all is the people who work there. From the kitchen staff creating memories to the service staff making us feel like we're old friends. I can't think of one single reason not to go.

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Avenue
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We didn't love the set menu and wouldn't order it again. It was good but don't believe it should be forced on a table of 7 as we would of all been happier to choose a pasta that was more suitable for our tastes.
Will return but not with family group. Great place for a date

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was great and very quick. We had the pesto linguini and lamb ragu and both were delicious. We sat outside and it was nice and quiet. However I would book for inside next time as it seemed to be a lot more of a vibe on a saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food and service are always lovely. I find the music can be too overbearing for conversation - but the pastas always worth it!

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ChristineT
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Party of 5, we were running late and thankfully they held the table for us. Service was very good at the beginning and then it seemed they forgot about us. The food was good but not amazing. The salumi board was good and arancini and fritto misto were nice. My friend ordered Spaghetti Con Cozzi and we were told they ran out of seafood. I ordered the Rigatoni alla Norma, did not see the ricotta salata anywhere. The linguini spanner crab and gnocchi ragu were good.
Sadly, when we were ready to order dessert and coffee, we were advised that the kitchen was closed and they could only do coffee without milk. Why would the wait staff not advise us that the kitchen was closing and if we wanted to order dessert? We were prepared to spend more money and we are trying to support businesses but they closed too early. It put a damper on the restaurant for all of us. Not sure if we would go there again.

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LaurenceM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant, having had small gatherings and intimate dinners there. This time we sat outside. Food was fantastic as always. Service slightly slower outside but still great.

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vipKirstyH
Melbourne
15 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Ms Frankie unfortunately missed the mark. When booking via open table it only offered a $115pp set menu which seemed a bit much but I was happy to book something special for Valentine’s Day weekend. The set menu included some starters, pasta, salad and fries with bottomless drinks. As soon as we arrived, they took a long time to take our drinks order, which isn’t great when you are on a time limit for bottomless drinks. We realise we had been there an hour and had only received one drink, the servers were not paying attention and the service was really lacking. The food was okay... the antipasto platter was aesthetically pleasing but didn’t have much substance to it. The calamari and prawns were really good. Then came the main, when looking at the menu before arrival, we were excited for a yummy fresh salad and delicious pasta but were greeted with an underwhelming pile of greasy, soggy mess. The sad salad was not restaurant quality and when looking at the menu, it’s seemed to be missing the buffalo mozzarella but it looked more like a kebab shop Greek salad. The underdeveloped ‘Greek salad’ was comical. The gnocchi was soft and fluffy but the sauce was average. They forgot the fries and the servers were too busy to notice. The best part of the meal was the ravioli with butter sage sauce but this isn’t worth $115pp... Overall, this was one the worst value for money set menu’s I’ve ever had. Sorry but I won’t be visiting Ms Frankie’s again.

Ms Frankie
Responded on 16 February 2021

Dear Kirsty, we are sorry about your experience at Ms Frankie. We greatly appreciate and take feedback with a full heart and open mind, and relish the opportunity to further discuss this with you. Good and bad, it helps us to understand and make changes based on the experience. At our core, we strive to produce the essence of Italy, whilst remaining authentic, humble, charismatic and unparalleled hospitable service to our customers. We are sorry this is not what you experienced. Ms Frankie

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Soms
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time - sat outside, ordered and got our food so very quickly on a busy day and it was the yummiest italian we've eaten recently and the people around were so nice. Totally recommend a visit, we had a great date night

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KayeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Loved the cocktails and the choices of drinks. Pasta was great too. Service was good until later when it got very busy. Music could be toned down a little.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding and foodies will love the fresh menu. Every part of the service and the food are thought about in detail. The pasta is cooked perfectly and you have to try the ricotta cannoli. The staff are absolutely outstanding and the chef has definitely mastered his trade. Well done on an incredible business!.

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MaddyB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!! Will definitely be going back and referring to mates

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Tarshuna
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe and great food! Defs a place to hit with your gfs or even a lovely date spot! My only complaint - there’s no dance floor!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food wasn’t tasty and lacked flavour
Sharing antipasto board food was extremely dry and not fresh

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BanfitheDuck
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best italian food in Melbourne, great service...love the place will be back many more times

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TrishK
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very impressed with everything from service to food drinks etc
Will be back again

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Sange
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great service will definitely go back.

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Grant
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good, service was rubbish. My table and other tables around me had trouble getting served

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KDD123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun place to meet with friends .

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our go to for date night - you can’t go past Ms Frankie for the best pasta in Melbourne. the staff are always amazing and attentive, food and ambiance always 10/10 - our favourite place to eat in melbourne!

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RobertaD
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous service and beautiful tasting food. Will go back anytime.

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RebeccaR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved! A no brainer- if you want quality, articulate and divine food, a fun, Melburnian vibe and beautiful service, Ms Frankie is the place to be! X

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JimG
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic time, service was great , food and drinks delicious and great atmosphere

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PeterD
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a wonderful place experienced for the first time. The staff were magnificent after a very small mishap. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the best of the best! you cannot beat Ms Frankie for food, service and ambiance!

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GeorgiaT
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the homemade pasta and ambience. Great for groups too!

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Hutchie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous - friendly, attentive but not overly so. We had the feed me menur which was delicious and plentiful. Love this spot.

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Rasha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pasta and Italian food. I can’t recommend it enough.

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ChrisM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Home made pasta to die for, great atmosphere and service to top it off.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
12 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great cocktails and wine. Quite funky with great service but really the food speaks for itself.

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Roxychikjen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food! Would highly recommend

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing atmosphere, friendly staff , very welcoming , the food was wow delicious , high recommending to anyone , definitely coming back .

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such good food and cocktails! I had the crab and it was amazing

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EvanY
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great vibe and atmosphere and funky place , wait staff were friendly and helpful sat outside was a cold evening for summer but the heater kept us warm definitely will return enjoy a meal again from there no doubt 🤙🏻

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ZackN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Drinks were good . Pasta was great . Calamari was tasteless , bread was stale

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, delicious, beautifully prepared authentic Italian. Best in Melbourne.

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HayleyW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, amazing and friendly staff.

FAQs

Ms Frankie offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9428 5117.

Ms Frankie is rated 4.7 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.