The new Frankie’s Modern Diner is set to open this week. They are hosting a soft-opening today for staff and family in preparation for the official opening!
The diner, once a favorite in Nanaimo took over the former Ric’s Grill, or better known as the former location of Cheesecake Cafe. Frankie’s Modern Diner first opened in Nanaimo in 2013, but the location was closed last summer. The owner, Frank Naccarato, made the announcement on Facebook last year, citing he missed his home, family and friends in Victoria and tried to sell the restaurant with hopes someone would carry on.
The new location on Government Street will open from 7 am to 11 pm daily, and will have a full breakfast option, an area Naccarato thinks is missing in that part of town.
Naccarato also told Victoria Buzz, the restaurant will focus on local, sustainable products and prepare field to fork meals, as he has done with his past restaurants. They will cook as much as possible from scratch, utilizing fresh ingredients.
“We’re getting very close to opening our doors and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.”
Naccarato is the former owner of Moxie’s restaurants in Victoria, including the original location where Uptown is now.
Location: 910 Government Street