Owners of Lil’ Baci introduce Frankie’s Italian: Leslieville’s newest spot for all-day brunch and Italian cuisine

Opening March 23, 2018, Frankie’s Italian will continue the Lil’ Baci tradition of offering fresh and authentic Italian fare.

Press release

Partners Mark Bacci, Riyaz Somani and Suresh Singh – the team behind the highly successful Lil’ Baci and Annabelle Pasta Bar – introduce their new Italian concept: Frankie’s Italian. Slated to open on March 23, 2018, the latest venture will be located in the former Lil’ Baci space at 892 Queen St. East.

Following in the footsteps of Annabelle Pasta Bar, Frankie’s Italian will offer delicious plates of in-house, handmade pastas, mains and sides, all at approachable prices. Brandyn Koester of Annabelle Pasta Bar will helm the kitchen, bringing some tried-and-true dishes to the menu, including the Lil’ Baci team’s signature pizza made with long-fermented dough and sandwiches on baked-to-order fresh bread.

The new space will be open seven days a week and will feature a fantastic all-day brunch menu, in addition to eat-in and take-out lunch and dinner options. As with Annabelle Pasta Bar, Frankie’s Italian will also offer an artisan coffee program by BOB Coffee with a number of pastry and grab-and-go options.

The bar will be open at 4:00 p.m. every day and include a wine list consisting of various Italian labels at affordable prices. The team’s signature Negroni Bar will offer top-notch beverages like; rose hip & ginger, orange blossom and frizzante.

When asked about the new concept, partner Mark Bacci said, “Frankie’s Italian centres around value. We have always been committed to providing delicious Italian food at a fair price and this new space will be no different. This venture furthers our philosophy and we think fans of Lil’ Baci and Annabelle will feel right at home at Frankie’s.”

More details about the new restaurant and menu will be announced soon.

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