Question about Roberto's on Arthur Avenue and other Italian Options!
I really want a special place for my birthday with my family, preferably italian. The last couple of years I have gone to Babbo and Scarpetta and while I loved them, I think they were too adventurous for my family who prefers more red sauce options.
I have read really mixed reviews about Roberto's and was wondering if it was worth it. Also, I was wondering if there were better red sauce options in either manhattan or the outer boroughs.
Thanks a lot!
Roberto's is not a red sauce restaurant, but it is not what one would call adventurous. Is it a special occasion place for Italian families. I really like the food.
For a more old-fashioned red sauce place try Pasquale's Rigoberto on Arthur Ave. Dominicks and Mario's, also on Arthur Ave, are somewhere in-between in character.
In Brooklyn, I would recommend Frost in Williamsburg for quality red sauce food and atmosphere. Also Others can recommend places in Bensonhurst. Parkside, in Queens i also a red sauce standby. Piccola Venetzia also in Queens is another old-fashioned, but not quite red sauce family special occasion place.