Frankie's Fellini Cafe - Berwyn

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$30 and under
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Italian
Frankie's Fellini Cafe is a casual neighborhood find. The menu is filled with authentic Italian dishes from Veal Chop Milanese to Linguini with Clam Sauce. Everything is made fresh from scratch. Chef Frank Chiavaroli, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, creates all the recipes, shops daily at the market for the freshest ingredients, and greets you at the door.

The cafe is BYOB. At Frankie's Fellini Cafe you can always enjoy your favorite wine or beer with our delicious meals without a corking fee.

Frankie's Fellini Cafe is open daily for lunch and dinner.
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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be the best Italian restaurant on the main line. Always an amazing meal and great service.

AE
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Chicken was dried out. We both ordered chicken entrees and we were both disappointed that the chicken was overcooked because it ruined our dishes. Wasn’t really impressed with the red sauce either. It was fine, but I’m not raving about it. I’ll probably find another Italian restaurant since there are plenty in the area.

JM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Best service. Warm and vibrant atmosphere. A local gem.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is always a highlight of our visit to the area! Great food! Great service!

LJ
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Frankie’s! Excellent service as always!

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to go.
Fantastic food with excellent service.
Always enjoy going there.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frankie's Fellini never disappoint. What a local gem!

M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious. My dad had the clam bake and it was amazing. I had meatballs, amazing. Save room for desert!

T
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this place! Food is great and the wait staff is always super nice, helpful and accommodating! This is a very popular place and as such is always very busy. This can sometimes create longer wait times for food, but all in all the food is well worth the wait!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing great staff, good prices, and a real gem!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, always consistent, playful energetic atmosphere. One of our favorites in the area.

CS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful neighborhood place with great food and an equally great staff.

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great local gem, with great food.
Always excellent!

DD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times - Fellini's never disappoints. The food is fresh tasting, in ample amounts. Even when they are busy, as they were the other night, they make sure you are taken care of and get what you need in a timely manner. We figure if it's busy, it must be good! The staff and owners are friendly. Overall, a great neighborhood BYOB.

JM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frankie's is always a hit. From the food, the service, and the intimate and lively atmosphere, it is incomparable on the Main Line!

FP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Place was constantly full. Food was generous and good. The restaurant was very loud, i.e., I could not hear my dinner companions. I will return and hopefully find a less noisy evening.

CR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 69 years of marriage. Good food, service, ambiance. Surprised that even the fact that I listed our celebration on our reservation it was not acknowledged. Also surprised and disappointed that there was a non-cash adjustment to our bill

CG
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food is ridiculously good! The owners and staff amazing and we felt part of the “family” the minute we walked in the door. The menu is so extensive you could eat there every night (which I may try!) an absolute gem of a place!

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared a Mediterranean salad to start that was lovely— seared tuna, lump crab, and steamed shrimp perfectly cooked and warm. Pastas were both very tasty. As always, the bread with dinner is crusty on the outside and soft inside— yummy.

H
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a delicious meal! One of our staples on our restaurant list!

C
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service - Lisa was so helpful and the kitchen will accommodate any special requests. The food is very good and the portions are huge. Great homemade cannolis. Highly recommend!

T
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have always had a great dining experience, but on this night the did not hit the mark. I ordered the stuffed chicken and I have to say it’s was dry. My wife had the gnocchi with braciole that seemed to be a little overpriced. Also, we ordered a side dish of the famous meatballs that are always huge and delicious... came out smallish and run of the mill tasting.
Don’t get me wrong, they are on of my favorite places to eat but I was a bit disappointed on this visit.

RR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A busy Friday night found this place packed. We had made reservations and were seated right away. We found the food to be above par. Anything with there red sauce would be recommended. Pasta was al dente and my veal was extremely tender. However service was not the best. My wife had ordered the shrimp scampi and this wasn’t what came out of the kitchen. Not sure where the fault lies (kitchen vs. server), but the correct dish came out quickly.

We will definitely be back for future visits. A simple mistake won’t deter us since the food was so good.

BP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu and very friendly staff. Excellent Italian food.

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food the way I grew up.
Great small restaurant that provides great food at good prices

LM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent. Waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We find the tables a little too close together, but that might be the reason for such top quality at such a reasonable price.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

MD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAVE BEEN EATING AT FRANKIE`S FROM THE BEGINNING! WE LOVE IT AND HAVE BROUGHT OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THERE OFTEN. IT`S THE REAL DEAL!

ML
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's Fellini Cafe is my favorite restaurant. It's like going home for a great dinner.

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuisine is taken up to an artiste level
Fabulous entrees,superb service and enticing deserts

LW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Frankie’s is always excellent!! I do wish sometimes they had a bigger space since it is pretty cozy in there. Guess it’s part of the charm...

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here Villanova graduation weekend and as on previous occasions, fabulous food and love the atmosphere.

AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the 1st time for Mother’s Day . The food , service , & experience wonderful! We will most definitely be back !!

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! Great service and a fun atmosphere!

T
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A great dinner to celebrate mother's day with my mom, wife and brother. I am a repeat customer but my mother and brother were there for the first time. As we get older our parents eat less and less, could not tell this time as my mom totally enjoyed the pasta with meatball, sausage and braciola. When desert came she did not want to share her gelato with any of us! Thank you!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at Frank’s!!

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Frankie’s is our favorite spot for food that feels like my Nonnas. We brought a friend with us and he also enjoyed it immensely. Our toddler even loves it there. It’s a great place for family dining and to meet some friendly folks.

LB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the owners are warm and welcoming.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Although the food is delicious, there are several things about Fellini's that will keep me from going back. The restaurant is small, and they squeeze people into small tables that are very close together. The resulting atmosphere is noisy and hectic, making it impossible to relax and enjoy dinner. Also, effective communication with the patrons is almost non-existent. When the pasta I ordered turned out to be unavailable, they substituted a different pasta without asking what I wanted. They recommended a special "ice cream sandwich" dessert, failing to mention that the cost of that dessert is $16. They insist on packing up the leftovers themselves, but don't follow instructions. I was surprised to be charged an additional 4% of the total bill just for using my credit card. They have a small placard on one wall mentioning the surcharge, and seem to feel that the one placard is sufficient communication of their policy. They could have mentioned the surcharge when I handed them the credit card. Better yet, it could be mentioned on their website so people know to bring cash. It seems the goal of the restaurant is to feed as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, while making as much money as possible, with inadequate regard for considerate service.

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