HOURS & INFORMATION
Frankies 457 Spuntino
457 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (718) 403-0033
Monday – Sunday | 11 am – 11 pm
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MISSION + PHILOSOPHY Frankies Spuntino Group’s mission and philosophy is to provide consistently high quality, high value, delicious and nutritious products with warm hospitality accessible to all. All Frankies Spuntino Group operations strive to showcase this honest and approachable mentality and it is what has made the hospitality group’s quintessential neighborhood restaurants international dining destinations over the past decade.
Frank Castronovo is a co-owner of Frankies Spuntino Group. Before opening Frankies Spuntino in 2004 with childhood friend Frank Falcinelli, Castronovo was the chef at beloved New York restaurants Jean Claude and Parish & Co. He spent his formative years training under Paul Bocuse, and David Bouley. Outside of the kitchen, Castronovo is a co-author of The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual, co-star of the Vice Media show “Being Frank,” and a Contributing Editor for Condé Nast Traveler.
Frank Falcinelli is a co-owner of Frankies Spuntino Group. Before opening the Frankies Spuntino in 2004 with childhood friend Frank Castronovo, Falcinelli was Executive Chef at Moomba, where his cooking earned high praise from New York Times’ Ruth Reichl, among others. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America, trained in French kitchens including Maxim’s of Paris and Jardin de l’Opéra, and worked with restaurateurs including Drew Nieporent and Charlie Palmer. Falcinelli is co-author, with Castronovo and Peter Meehan, of The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual, and is a co-star of the Vice Media show “Being Frank,” and a Contributing Editor for Condé Nast Traveler.
John B. Paterson IV is the Wine Director of Frankies Spuntino Group. In his role as Wine Director since February 2015, John has transformed the company’s wine programs, offering honest wines at varied price points, while maintaining unique wine cultures to fit each restaurant. John’s wine lists are heavily influenced by the old world regions of Italy, France & Germany but makes sure to pay homage to our favorite producers in the new world around the globe. Prior to joining the Frankies Spuntino Group, John served as the Wine Director for Tom Colicchio’s Craftbar and as a sommelier at The NoMad restaurant.
Tosca Giamatti is the newest member of Frankies Spuntino Group, and she brings a broad range of experience within the hospitality industry including several years with the national food and restaurant consulting firm, Clark Wolf Company. Prior to Clark Wolf Company, Tosca had a stint with the public relations firm Bullfrog & Baum and as a freelance consultant for boutique specialty food shops across New York City. Tosca is a graduate of New York University where she received a Bachelors and Masters in Food Studies.
Chandan Sharma joined Frankies Spuntino Group in November 2015. He oversees the company’s internal and external communications, including media and public relations. Chandan joined Frankies after a brief stint in local government and politics, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. Chandan is a graduate of New York University, where he received a B.A. and an Masters in Public Administration.
This oil is cold pressed from organically grown Sicilian olives in the DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) of Nocellara del Belice. It is consistently rated highly in Italy, and the Franks chose this particular olive oil because of its versatility in the kitchen (available in 500mL or 1L for purchase in our restaurants, at Whole Foods Market, and on Amazon).
This a renowned extra virgin olive oil that is produced on the Asaro Estate in Partanna, Sicily and its delicate and elegant flavor serves as a perfect finishing touch on salads, fish or vegetables. (Available for purchase in our restaurants and at Whole Foods Market)
This is The Franks’ preferred cooking and vinaigrette oil. It has a high smoke point, a clean flavor, and a pleasant bitterness that is a wonderful complement in salad dressings. (Available in 500mL and 1L purchase in our restaurants, at Whole Foods Market, and on Amazon).
Oro di Sicilia is a partnership between The Franks and Tommaso Asaro, the Frankies olive oil producer. Green Gold, their first collaboration together, is a first cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil combining three Sicilian olives: Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice and Cerasuolo. All three olives are grown harvested, cold-pressed and bottled on the Asaro Estate in Sicily, a century-old family farm overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (Available for purchase in our restaurants, at Whole Foods Market, and on Amazon).