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Posted by Richard on 01/11/2015
This is a neighborhood restaurant, the kind of place that locals adore, and for good reasons. The food is fantastic, and the prices very reasonable given the quality of the food and the service. Updating of the décor, not so much. We love to get the pizzas made in a real wood fired oven to go. They are wonderful. But sometimes we stop in for lunch or an early dinner. The Risotto Pescatore is excellent, as are all the veal and chicken dishes. We rarely stop in the neighborhood without stopping in.
Posted by Rosie & Joe on 01/06/2015
Fantastic food. Feel's like you're in Italy; from the patrons sitting next to you conversing in italian or the owners who greet you in italian. The food is always fresh and well seasoned. Risotto , pasta con sardi and fried calamari are my favorites as is everything on the menu. Gino makes terrific, thin-crusted napolitano pizza's and wonderful calzones. Buono
Posted by joanne on 05/19/2013
the baked clams were dry. the chicken marsala had no taste. the bread and wine were great. i was surprised the food was so bland. give a few more potatoes on your entrees'.
Posted by Sheri on 03/09/2013
Food was fresh and delicious from the shrimp scamp with risotto and the pork scaloppine special with kale. The Italian cheese cake was light and wonderful. A fantastic Italian meal for a great price. This is the real deal old world Italiano style. Highly recommended!
Posted by Johnny the fatso on 07/11/2010
Me and my family live in manhattan but we gladly stop by anytime we are in Brooklyn; they have the best grilled octopus ever! Nothing beats charcoal; it's not chewy or dry like some places; it's not swimming in oil either. Few Greek places come close, but none tops it. Rest of the menu is ok, can't leave the place without trying the cheesecake, I can imagine a "nana" In the kitchen; that's how home made everything feels. Casual, no snotty manhattan attitude and great value. If I go to an Italian food place and see it packed with Italians, it's a good sign. Btw it feels like going to one of those low-key mafia restaurants from the movies with the red-squared tableclothes, it only adds to the charm
Posted by JoeBrooklyn on 03/30/2010
I have lived in this neighborhood for over 25 years, and I consider myself to have a very discerning taste for good Italian food. My family and I have been coming here repeatedly for at least 15 years, for family celebrations, casual dining, as well as first dates =) The food is great, consistent, and affordable. My all-time favorite is the Pizza Speciale Del Colosseo -- it's got, mushrooms, sliced ham and sliced hot dogs on it. Might sound a little strange, but I've literally been ordering it for 15 years and I have never been disappointed. If anyone ever asks me for a recommendation on a good Italian restaurant in Bensonhurst, or all of Brooklyn, for that matter, this is always my #1 go-to place. I just can't say enough about it!
Posted by nellynel on 08/12/2009
I love this place. I feel as though I am dining in Italy when i come here. Great pizza and superb pasta - I love their Bolognese - the best i've ever had - (maybe better than my own!)