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Apr 29, 2011 08:11 PM

Italian comfort food from the 60's please? NYC

I'm looking for just plain good (red gravy) Italian comfort food - no fancy Tuscan truffle feast for me. I'll be in Brooklyn for a few days soon, and will gladly travel for the right meal.

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  1. Two Toms on Third Ave. and Union. It aint pretty but it fits the bill.

    Queen on Court just south of Atlantic I have been told by several foodies is also a good, old fashioned, red sauce place.

    It is amazing how hard this is to find in Brooklyn.

    Two Toms
    255 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    1. In B'klyn, my 'Red sauce itch' is usually scratched by a visit to New Corner Restaurant in Dyker Hts, Garguillio's in Coney Island,, Thomaso's in Bensonhurst or Gino's in Bay Ridge.
      With the population changing in B'klyn, Staten Island is the Borough to look to for Mom and Pop red sauce dining..

      2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

      Gino's Restaurant
      7414 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

      Colandrea New Corner
      7201 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

      1464 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228

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      1. re: Tay

        Bamonte's in Williamsburg fits the bill.

        32 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        1. re: johnk

          Indeed. This place is the real deal.

      2. You have red rose on smith street. they have been there for years and are very old school and very nice. casa rosa on court street and queen (expensive) on court street.

        Red Rose
        315 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        1. Last I heard two toms was closed?

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          1. re: bruce a

            Monte's closed.

            Are you confusing the two or am I about to get a little teary?

            451 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

            1. re: hambone

              Awww!! We used to go there when we lived in Bklyn! Jackie Mason's friend would sing opera through the karaoke machine. It was weird and wonderful

              (Don't confuse Monte's with Bamonte's, two different places)

          2. Also La Polina on 6th strret and ave o and Ortobellos on 65th street

            6401 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204

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            1. re: bruce a

              make that La Palina

              La Palina
              159 Avenue O, Brooklyn, NY 11204

              1. re: bruce a

                Wow! That place has been there half past forever!

                1. re: Tay

                  From what I understand Two toms is closed and they dont plan to reopen. I hope they change their mind.

                2. re: bruce a

                  I'll second La Palina. One of the last of the old school places, and the best tomato sauce I've ever had!

                  La Palina
                  159 Avenue O, Brooklyn, NY 11204