I’m always looking for a local place to eat, and Frank’s Pizza and Pasta in Overlea was recommended to me twice recently. “It’s not fancy,” I was warned, “but the food is great!” Sure enough, both were correct, and I’m certainly much more concerned about the later.
Located in a small shopping center about a mile inside the city line, Frank’s is serving up old world-style Italian in addition to many American favorites. We were there in the middle of the afternoon during the week and, though it wasn’t crowded, there seemed to be a steady stream of business between carry-out and dine-in. When eating in, you place your order at the counter and it’s delivered to your table when ready.
Advised of the daily specials, I selected the pasta option, Verde: a linguini with scallops and shrimp in a creamy pesto sauce. A tasty homemade dish of nice size, it was a steal for only $6.95.
With pizza also in the name, we couldn’t help but try it. The spaghetti pizza is supposedly superb, but the Mediterranean looked luscious. Overflowing with tomatoes, eggplant, black olives, and feta on a bed of spinach, this thin and crispy pie was excellent.
It may just look like good ol’ east Bmore outside, but don’t be fooled: the Italian is good Italian. Nuff said hon.