authentic italian in BK
hi all -
i was hoping you could give me some suggestions for an authentic italian restauran in BK - for dinner. i live in the park slope area but am not opposed to traveling if it's worth it.
ambience, not too big of a deal for me.
just looking for amazing TRUE italian food. not, italian-american food.
if it's owned by italians - from italy - and the staff speak italian, all the better.
the only place in my area that i know of (but have yet to try) is al di la... good choice?
any other recs are welcomed!
thanks in advance!
al di la is excellent. definitely worth a try.
people also seem to like locanda vini e olii in clinton hill. I believe it is run by Italians and the menu is very authentic-looking, but I personally haven't made it there yet.
I'm sure there are others, but can't think of any at the moment.
In addition to those already mentioned, I would add Catania Cafe on Atlantic. No ambience whatsoever, but the food is fantastic. Siclian style I believe. Get the sardines.
Locandi is wonderful. In Park Slope there is Provini on 8th avenue. Italian owned and managed. All of the employees speak Italian.Can't vouch for their food, but the wine list is nice.
The real sleeper in the Slope is Piccoli Bistro on 6th Avenue & 14th Street, which turned a previously awkward and technicolored sludge Indian restaurant into a neighborhood gem.
Known for their risottos, I can also recommend the fresh-grilled calamari plate and hand-made pastas (think it was short rib ragou). Hosts are accommodating and prices reasonable. There is also a sister place on Prospect Park Southwest & Vanderbilt serving a "to-go" menu.