Brooklyn red sauce restaurant done well
our kitchen is being renovated and we've been eating out A LOT! for some reason we've been gravitating toward classic red sauce italian joints but have hit a number of fabulously atmospheric but culinarily awful places in brooklyn. Please tell me your choices for good red sauce joints where the food is really good. a great chicken marsala and a good bolognese sauce are my standards.
I second Queen!
Also, Frost in Wiliamsburg. Possibly Cono's Pescatore, too, although I prefer them for their takeout-onl heroes off the kitchen side window.
Fiorentino's (never been -- mixed reviews)
Ferdinando's (not so much red-sauce, but Sicilian and old-fashioned and delicious.
Colandrea New Corner
How about going to Queens: in LIC, Manducati's and in Astoria, Piccola Venezia.
42-01 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11103
311 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
13-27 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
Colandrea New Corner
7201 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
1464 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Very interesting,, going through the same issue. we have had our place being renovated for the last year... we have 2 months left..La Palina is very good. Get the chicken scarpariello.. So, so good.. Red sauce is very nice there.. Open since 1930 I believe..
I would also highly, highly, recommend Joe's of Avenue U.. This place is Sicilian.. I would get the pasta with Sardines, I had the veal marsala which was pretty spectacular.
The next place were are to try is gargiulos over in Coney Island.
We went to Rocco's Calamari and found it to be good.
I would avoid Bamontes.
I would avoid Patricia's.
What is your favorite Red Girl.
Joe's of Avenue U
287 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
32 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
I loved Gargiulo's in the 1980's. The classic red sauce dishes were first rate and the Good Fellas atmosphere was a bonus, as were the giant goofy looking octopi in the ceiling.
I went back a couple of years ago, dragging along a friend with promises of great food, giant cephalopods, and mafiosi sightings. I struck out on all three. While the antipasto was decent the entrees tasted like the worst type of steam table wedding food. Just awful stuff.
The octopi were long gone and the crowd was tamer than I remembered. Gargiulo's, RIP.
2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224