Williamsburg has lots of good pizza places, but most of them are either slice shops or serve pies that function like delicious Ambien, so they’re not great options for dates. Dough Vale is an exception. The narrow, brick-walled space feels like a place you’d find on a side street in Florence, and it’s filled with the smell of charring crust coming from the oven behind the bar. Order any of the pies, which are all big and less than $17.
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The Turk’s Inn
The Turk’s Inn is a fun spot in Bushwick modeled on an old Wisconsin supper club. You mostly go for the atmosphere, but the food is pretty decent.
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Heaven or Las Vegas is a bar in Bushwick with a dance floor, lots of neon, and a bunch of stuffed animals hanging from the ceiling.
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Osteria Morini is a popular Italian restaurant on Lafayette street, known for pasta and lots of lambrusco. Expect crowds and very little elbow room.
A simple Italian cafe that works in tons of situations, Epistrophy is one of our Nolita go-tos.
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