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The Queen, or other good Italian in Brooklyn

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Looking to get together with some friends for dinner in Brooklyn. We're looking for a good Italian restaurant. I heard The Queen is a good choice. Anyone been there recently?

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Queen
84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. I assume you are not looking for a red sauce type place. So, yes to Queen (although it does have a few red sauce dishes). White tablecloth, nondescript atmosphere, conducive to conversation. Excellent food, but stick to the specials.

    Other suggestion nearby, Noodle Pudding (cash only, no reservations) a lot livelier than Queen. More rustic cuisine.

    Or in Clinton Hill: Loconda Vini e Olii. Very good Tuscan food in a former old-fashioned pharmacy space. A place to take people who want to experience something comfortable but out of the ordinary.

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    Noodle Pudding
    38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Locanda Vini e Olii
    129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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    1. re: bobjbkln

      Thanks for the info and recommendation.