Frankie’s 5th Floor Pizzeria
Location – 900 N. Michigan (Bloomingdale’s Mall)
In one word – Sufficient
Food – Lettuce Entertain You closed Tucci Bennuch…only to open another Italian restaurant in its stead. In Frankie’s Pizzeria, you can have pizza, antipasta, salads and a few pasta entrees. We shared a margharita pizza. For what it was, a pizza on Michigan Avenue, it wasn’t bad. However, I wouldn’t flock far and wide to get it. If you’re in the area and need a rest stop while shopping, this will suffice. At first I was a little turned off with the thick crust, but then I bit into it and was impressed by how soft it was. We also shared the arugula and fennel salad. It was fine, uneventful.
Drink – They have a wine list if you feel the need to inebriate yourself before walking into yet another Banana Republic along the Mag Mile. As it was just noon, I partook in a diet Coke.
Service – It’s fine, again nothing to report about.
Scene – This is a rest stop, not a destination. You really can come as you are (clothes-wise), no one will care. I always forget that the Mag Mile is filled with spoiled children carrying their overpriced American Girl dolls, so be prepared for that. We came at noon on a Saturday and it was relatively empty. When we were leaving around 1:30, the place was hopping.
Cost – For a pizza, a salad, a glass of wine (for my eating partner) and a diet Coke, we were charged $30. I had my handy Lettuce Entertain You gift certificate, knocking the price down to $15 not including the tip.
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