Classic


Frankie's Pizza

Sydney-City-Center

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

This American-style basement pizza place has a something of a dive-bar vibe. Out in front Chianti bottles ooze old candle wax, there are black-and-white photos...

This American-style basement pizza place has a something of a dive-bar vibe. Out in front Chianti bottles ooze old candle wax, there are black-and-white photos on the walls, red chequered cloths on the tables and dangling garlic; in the back-bar, it’s a different story all together, the furniture is black, the lighting low and the music blares; the atmosphere is lively to say the least and while it won’t win any style prizes, it sure is fun. The walls are plastered in posters from long-past gigs, the booth seating invites you to linger. There’s a great list of bottled craft beers to choose from and nine on tap. As well as beer, Italian apertivi are served alongside potent, ballsy frozen margaritas (which, to keep things classy, are served in plastic cups) the only cocktail on offer. There are retro pinball machines and am old-school mirror ball, for a kind of lethal disco feel. Should you need feeding, and you might well do after a couple of margaritas, the pizza is cheap but tasty, the slices liberally laced with chili oil and served on paper plates. Don’t be fooled though, these are superior pizzas, super-thin bases with a nice char, good quality toppings, minimally deployed. Order by the slice or by the pie. The place stays open into the small hours, until 4am. It’s that kind of joint.