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June 20, 2011
Frankie's Italian Kitchen Opens in William Tell Space


Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar quietly opened its doors this month having taken over the space formerly occupied by The William Tell and Beatty Street Bar & Grille.  More than just an option for grabbing a bite before the big game and celebrating a win afterwards, Frankie's aims to become the Crosstown neighbourhood restaurant of choice.

If you like Italian food, you will approve of Frankie's menu which consists of hand-stretched pizzas (with dough made fresh in the kitchen daily), a selection of pasta dishes featuring both house-made pastas and traditional dried pastas, hearty entrées, stuffed Italian ciabatta sandwiches, big salads, healthy soups, traditional Italian antipasto platters and plates, both big and small.

Frankie's also takes pride in its extensive and value-priced wine list, with over 25 bottles available for $40 or less.  The wine list focuses on Italian wines spanning Sicily to Venice and the best of the Okanagan Valley, as well as some new world winners and old world classics.

Chef Luigi Ornaghi heads up the kitchen at Frankie's. Ornaghi has over 30 years experience as both chef and owner from kitchens throughout Northern Italy, the French Riviera and most recently the United States. The affable chef is a new arrival in Canada, he speaks four languages and has studied and taught at culinary schools throughout Piedmont, Italy.  He is also the recipient of accolades from the Chaine des Rotisseurs in Italy and Australia as well as other global gastronomic associations.

Frankie's offers three distinct spaces for a variety of casual dining experiences and social gatherings.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

765 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 2M4

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