Frank's Place Italian Restaurant opened on the east side of Danville's historic Courthouse Square in 1999. Frank Russo immigrated to the United States in 1972 and began working for his cousins in Pennsylvania making "pies", New York style, hand tossed pizzas. In 1980, he began working for Frank Luca of Luca Pizza, opening and managing shops in malls across the midwest. Frank settled in Indianapolis and bought the Luca Pizza at Glendale Mall which he operated for 15 years until moving to Danville with his family.
While the menu at Frank's Place features continental dishes from the top to the bottom of Italy's boot, a few favorite dishes from Frank's native island of Sicily are included. And of course, there is pizza! Pizza dough and sauce are made from scratch daily and cheese is ground on site.
Today, Frank and Brigette Russo operate their restaurant with their two sons and nephew. Their menu and customer base has remained constant over the past 13 years and they strive to accommodate special tastes and requests. Frank's has plenty of seating in its beautiful restaurant. Reservations are welcome and recommended on weekends, particularly for larger parties. Parking is ample on the town square and also in the rear of the restaurant, with access to the building in back as well. Carry out orders are available. Customers often have a beverage in Frank's Bar while their orders are being readied.