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Posted by UWSFoodie on 03/08/2015
Small, festive European style restaurant, this is the real deal! Pastas are amazing; inventive and interesting, not something you find at your run-of-the-mill Italian. Starting with 3 different focaccia with pure pesto, and ending with superb tiamisu and a fruit panna cotto, we were not disappointed. An appetizer of eggplant Parmesan was superior to most you find at a typical Italian restaurant, and the octopus fennel salad and a bowl of polpette were also fantastic. Next time I'd like too try the crispy pizzas or even a main dish, which looked divine! Although I don't eat beef, they had an Italian version of steak frites that probably could serve at least 3-4 persons! Although they do deliver, and the lovely Italian wine offering are varied but not cheap by the glass, We will be back for the atmosphere. Try the community table for the real feel. This is a very welcome addition off the beaten trail but well worth the trip.
Posted by Trevor Inroch on 12/13/2014
We ate the way we eat in Florence and Rome. Nothing to do with what most Italian restaurants in NY are: More Brooklynite than Italian. The cheeses they use for their courses are tops. As in all restaurants, the price of wine has nothing to do with the cost of a bottle in a store. Real Italian chef and owner, Vicenzo
Posted by J R Q on 09/10/2014
One of the few authentic Italian restaurants around. Food is spectacular, service is great, staff is extremely helpful and pleasant. Everyone needs to try this place! If you do you will go back!
Posted by Anon on 10/13/2013
This is a great addition to a neighborhood with hardly any decent restaurants. We've been eating here regularly since it opened and now rarely ever go anywhere else. The food is great, the atmosphere cosy, comfortable and unpretentious. The service is friendly, with the chef/owners chatting to customers in an way that is welcoming, yet unintrusive. Having lived in Italy, I usually avoid Italian restaurants in NY; this is the only Italian restaurant I go to here because the food is authentically Italian and delicious. The wines also never disappoint. The bread is homemade, too!