Frank Castronovo

Chef
Frank Castronovo

New York

About Frank Castronovo

Frank Castronovo is the chef/co-owner of Frankies 457, Frankies Spuntino, Prime Meats and Café Pedlar, all in New York City. He earned the vernacular of Southern Italian food in his grandparents’ kitchen.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best American Cookbook: Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
    James Beard Foundation
  • Two Stars (Prime Meats)
    The New York Times
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

The Prime Meats Burger
The Prime Meats Burger
$$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, New American, German, Bar, Carroll Gardens
"This is one of the best restaurants in New York City. It does everything really well but I like to get its perfectly balanced Old-Fashioned and the burger, which is made with aged beef. It’s just an outstanding hamburger with a nice beefy flavor and good portions."
Cavatelli
Cavatelli
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Full Bar, Breakfast, Italian, Carroll Gardens
"This is one insanely simple and deeply satisfying pasta dish. It's also totally New York City, and I love that. It's equally as great if you're sitting at a table at one of the Frankies or if you're eating it ice-cold from a to-go box straight out of the fridge at 3:30 a.m., while using your fingers as utensils."