More than just pizza, Frank’s is a feast

Dominick Constantino, Staff Writer

Great prices, excellent service and tasty food all come to mind when thinking about Frank’s Pizzeria and Italian Restorante. The restaurant, which recently moved to 198 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, has a wide variety of menu options. Diners can get anything from a classic slice of pizza to a full Italian meal.

I chose to get cheese ravioli, and I’m so glad I did because they were wonderful. The ravioli were the perfect size, cooked al dente. Many restaurants don’t cook ravioli long enough and some restaurants cook them too long. This was not the case at Frank’s.

The cheese filling was very tasty, and there was the perfect amount of cheese in each of the ravioli. The tomato sauce that covered the ravioli was delicious. It wasn’t too sweet or bitter – it was just right! There was a lot of sauce on the plate which made the six slices of bread perfect. The bread had a crunchy crust, and the middle dough was nice and warm. This meal was just as good as any up-scale Italian restaurant.

For my appetizer, I could have either soup or salad. I chose to get meatball ravioli soup because it was something different. The soup was very good. It reminded me of hamburger soup, just with two little ravioli added to it. In addition to the ravioli, there were many little meatballs in the tomato-based soup.

Since elementary school I heard fellow classmates talk about how great Frank’s pizza is. I never had it before so I knew I had to try a slice. It was great! There was an equal proportion of sauce and cheese. Both ingredients were delicious, and the crust was nice and crispy. I can’t stand soggy pizza so I was glad when the pizza came out crunchy.

While at Frank’s, I was also able to taste some of my friends’ meals as well. The French onion soup was very good. The cheese was nice and gooey and the soup had a lot of flavor without being too salty. The french fries at Frank’s are so good! They were crisp and the perfect size – not too thick, not too thin. I was able to try their mild chicken wings as well. The wings were well-cooked and the mild sauce was sweet but had a little kick to it.

Service was excellent here. The waitress was friendly and came over frequently to make sure that we were satisfied with our meals. The restaurant décor is also very nice. The seats are comfortable and the entire restaurant is very clean.

If you want a delicious home-made Italian meal at a reasonable price, go to Frank’s. My ravioli meal with soup and bread was under $8. I’ve paid up to $17 for the same quality meal at other Italian restaurants. This is definitely an affordable spot for college students. On top of that, Frank’s offers 10 percent off to Wilkes students who show a valid ID.

4.5 stars out of 5