Since 2004, franny’s has been a Southern Italian mainstay on the ever-evolving Flatbush Avenue. Located at in the sweet spot where Park Slope meets Prospect Heights just a stone’s throw away from Brklyn Hospitality favorites like Flatbush Farm and Bark, how does franny’s stand out?
After being charmed by the warm interior and delicious aromas wafting from the open kitchen, it’s pretty simple to determine franny’s point of differentiation.
Damn good food.
franny’s is on numerous lists reviewing the best pizza in New York and they earned their spots. You can’t really go wrong on this menu, so fire away. To whet our appetite in the meantime, we scarfed down some porky arancini balls. The popular clam pizza was sold out by the time we arrived, so we decided to try the two tasty, rustic pizzas pictured above. The first was topped with cappocollo (dry-aged pork), marinated peppers and a cow-milk caciocavallo. Even though the peppers rocked my world, the second pizza stole my heart. Our second choice overflowed with mushrooms and fior di latte, a cheese similar in style to mozzarella.
Still hungry? Don’t discount franny’s dessert options. The three of us enjoyed a delightfully fresh cannoli stuffed with cream laced with citrus and pistachios. The real star was the bombolini with caramel, sea salt and chocolate. It was warm, crispy and worth the extra few bucks to have three. Yum!
Pro tip: Owners of franny’s co-own the AWESOME BKLYN Larder further down Flatbush Avenue. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself with something from the 2016 Spring menu, and take some delicious cheese and meats home with you for later.
BrklynHospitality’s Quick & Dirty: 4/5. This was a great Sunday dinner and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. We barely waited for our table, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was stellar, most importantly. I’m keen to go back and try some tempting items on their pasta list!
348 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217