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Rachelhope Feb 17, 1998 11:30 AM

Inspired by Lisa's dead-on ravings regarding Atlantic
Avenue (my favorite place to take a Saturday afternoon
stroll, although I add to her pitstops a pint at Pete's
Ale House), I thought I'd alert all Chowhounds to
Noodle Pudding, the best, and probably only good,
restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Located on Henry
Street, between Cranberry and Middagh(?) -- just past
Henry's End -- Noodle Pudding has been serving
excellent, inexpensive Italian food for a couple of
years. Pretty restaurant, nice crowd, the waiter
starts you off with half a loaf of delicious fresh
baked bread and a saucer of olive oil. Went there
Friday night, had carpaccio-arugula-parmesan salad and
endive-walnut-bluecheese salad for appetizers. The
carpaccio was so fresh it reached out and grazed the
other salad, the beef was a flavor explosion. For
entrees, roast rabbit with polenta and rosemary
(only$12.50) and homemade pasta with a sausage
-bolognese sauce. Finally, cappucino and a lemon tart,
not too sweet, with raspberries on top. Really, a
perfect meal -- and only about $45.00, without drinks.

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    Silverblade Jan 13, 2000 03:27 PM

    Hello there,

    I and my girlfriend went to N.Y. for the ultimate milenium. We are from Germany. We come around with a N.Y. inhabitant and he don´t want to be on Times Square. His tip was Brooklyn Hieghts and the bridge.

    We walk around for 30 min to find a bar or club to celebrate new year. And then we found Noodle Pudding and go in and have a graet Time.

    CU SILVERBLADE

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      Kim Mar 1, 1998 09:37 AM

      One thing to add to Rachel's rave, is that Noodle
      Pudding welcomes you to bring your own wine ($5
      corkage). The food stands up very well to good/great
      bottles. Amarone's and Valpolicella's are especially
      good matches. Michael’s Wines, a block away at
      Cranberry and Hicks Streets, can help you out.

      My understanding is the "Noodle Pudding" derives from
      the owner's name.

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        Lisa Antinore Feb 17, 1998 12:47 PM

        Rachel,

        That carpaccio is phenomenal, isn't it!!!!!? ;)

        Patsy's under the bridge is another cool Brooklyn Heights (or is that DUMBO???) place.... I bet you've already been there....Also like the blinzes at Teresa's...Where else do you eat in Brooklyn?

        Regards, LA

        3 Replies
        1. re: Lisa Antinore
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          Steve Plotnicki Feb 18, 1998 11:10 PM

          I'm sorry guys. I can't get next to an Italian
          resttaurant named Noodle Pudding. It's like having a
          kosher deli named "Pasta".

          1. re: Steve Plotnicki
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            Jim Leff Feb 19, 1998 10:20 AM

            steve, the name IS pretty odd, but don't worry, it's a pretty good place. They DON'T stud your fettuccine Alfredo with maraschino cherries...

            ciao

            1. re: Steve Plotnicki
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              Howard Isaacs Jun 14, 1998 10:53 PM

              A little late to be posting this, but...the owner is
              from Ischia and his last name is migliaccio which,
              around the bay of Naples, is a sort of noodle pudding
              (blood-thickened, but I guess he didn't want the name
              to get too long).

              ward M. Isaacs
              Editor
              The Italian Traveler

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