Frank Prisinzano Recipes

Frank Prisinzano has been an iconic presence in the New York food and music scene since the 90s. His restaurant Frank is a staple of the East Village, and one of the best casual Italian restaurants in the city.

His recipes are defined by their rustic Italian style and rely on the simple composition of classic ingredients to create bold and hearty flavors.

He doesn’t formally publish his recipes but he has an amazing presence on Instagram and Tumblr, and often shares live videos of him preparing his classic Italian dishes while still showcasing his improvizational, spontaneous nature.


The following are recipes that I've tried or adapted by Frank Prisinzano:

The Crispy Fried Egg

February 24, 2019

This is another of Frank Prisinzano’s simple cooking tricks he frequently demonstrates on his Instagram stories or his Tumblr. Unlike the…

Cacio e Pepe

September 26, 2018

“Cacio e Pepe” simply translates to “Cheese and Pepper” and the simple combination of these ingredients really lets the pasta noodles shine…

Short Rib and Sausage Ragú

April 01, 2018

This is another of the Frank Prisinzano recipes that I’ve sort of been able toscrape from his various Instagram or Snapchat streams. He…

Pasta with Peas and Puréed Tomatoes

March 23, 2018

Celebrated East Village Italian Chef Frank Prisinzano lovingly describes his “Pasta with Peas” lovingly on his tumblr and Instagram, but he…

Spaghetti with Broccoli, Garlic, and Olive Oil

December 17, 2017

This is a dish I’ve enjoyed many times at Frank’s in the East Village. Frank Prisinzano, the chef himself, outlines some of the specific…

Will Chiong

Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.