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.

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

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."