When we sat down to eat at Frankies Clinton Spuntino yesterday, we just about had the joint to ourselves.
A delicous tomato, onion and avocado salad.
Two inspired classic sandwiches: grilled sweet faicco's sausage with broccoli rabe and meatball parmigiana, both served on toasted sullivan street bread.
a plate of pork braciole in marinara sauce, the tender pork tasting like Italian barbecue, the red sauce as good a red sauce as I've had in years.
For dessert, a not very sweet Ricotta cheesecake that would have made my cheesecake top ten in my Times article of a few years ago.
So walk, don't run, to Frankies 17 Clinton Spuntino. You'll never set foot in a bad Little Italy restaurant again. I haven't been to Frankies 457 Spuntino on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, but I'll be headed there soon.
Prices are extremely reasonable.
17 Clinton Street: 212-253-2303