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Posted by bklyn girl on 07/24/2013
My husband and I make the trek from Long Island a couple of times a year just to sit in this awesome restaurant and have a panelle or vastedde special and Manhattan special! The rice balls and potatoes are second to none. Both of our families come from Columbia and Hicks Sts. We both grew up in the area but hadn't met until we were young adults. My mother used to take my brother and I to Ferdinando's for lunch as a special treat after her weekly Saturday shopping on Union St. My father was a longshoreman and usually worked on Saturdays. I love sitting there and eating my panelle. It feels like home. I just wish we could go more often!
Posted by Anne on 04/01/2013
We loved Ferdinando's. It was our favorite Brooklyn restaurant and we visited several times while here. Food, atmosphere and service all 5 star.
Posted by fred burges on 04/15/2012
the best restaurant in blyn ....the food is excellent ....i love the antique setting.... I love the food, the service ....everything about it...
Posted by a,e,i,o,u on 12/17/2011
Hey you gotta understand if you're gonna eat here, this is not Italian food. This is Sicilian food. You may be able to find better this side of the Atlantic but your going to pay at least 4x the price and your going to spend a whole lotta time looking. They been here for over a 100 years come on they're doing something right.
Posted by Jimmy DeFronzo on 09/10/2011
Ive heard that this place is the real deal. I dont know who has started this ugly rumor, but they should be dragged out into the street and slapped in the face by my Nonna! The wilted salads we ordered were drowned in store bought Italian dressing, the calamari and seafood salad was really fishy, and then drenched in oil to mask the fact that it was no where near fresh. As for the beef braciole... i can only say that it tasted like, and was shaped like an old sausage mixed with cornmeal. I couldn't even believe this is considered braciole by these people. Anyone who has even had brasciole once in their life would agree. Not to mention the sauce on it was a slight step under chef boyardee. Don't let Leonardo DiCaprio's picture in the window fool you.
Posted by Tom Pipitone jr. on 03/09/2011
I was probably around ten years old when my dad first took me to fernando's. I remember well the old nieghborhood. Grew up around my cousins and family in red hook. My pa introduced me to bupo salad and told me what it was when I was finished eating it what a shock to me that was. However it stuck with me till this day I still crave it. I live in florida now and every year I go back to union st to fernandos the oranginas and pinellis are to die for I don't know what id do if fernandos ever closed if you're ever in the nieghborhood it is a must have. when you're there you're family
Posted by Joan Banta on 12/23/2010
I grew up in the neighborhood and moved to New Jersey 16 years ago when I got married. I drive in a few times a year to buy the vastedes and panelle specials, rice balls and potatos. My children love them! No matter how long you are away you will always crave them, they have the best Italian food.