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Joes of Avenue U or Gino's Focacceria

MrPhil May 9, 2008 09:42 AM

For the first time in a long time I'm going to be in Brooklyn tomorrow. I want to try either one of these Sicilian places. I've read up on both and can't decide. Do you hounds have a preference for one over the other?

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    Remag1234 May 12, 2008 06:58 PM

    Joe's of Ave U is the better of the two. Gino's is in desperate need of a re-do. The food is just okay. The octopus/calamari salad was not good due to the calamari being rubbery. At Joe's I ordered octopus only salad and it was good.

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      HankyT May 9, 2008 02:22 PM

      I don't know Gino's but I love love LOVE Joe's. Be forewarned: they close early, like 9pm on Saturdays.

      There's also Ferdinando's on Union for Siciliano too. Either way you can't miss.

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      1. re: HankyT
        soupcommie May 11, 2008 11:38 AM

        I was going to mention Ferdinando's myself. I love their pasta con sarde.

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        FAL May 9, 2008 12:05 PM

        Joe's of Ave U

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          JFores May 9, 2008 03:16 PM

          Joe's. Gino's is more of a walk in and grab a panelle special with extra ricotta kinda place. Awesome for the area, but not exactly where I'd go for dinner. I cook Sicilian food almost daily, so I might be biased on saying where I'd actually go to eat it.

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            shindiganna May 17, 2008 08:26 AM

            hands down, Joe's!

            hey fal...how ya doin honey?

            1. re: shindiganna
              FAL May 28, 2008 04:27 PM

              Great moved to Middle Village have a yard now and a Wolf Stove. Life is Good .Baby is 4 yo

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