You know who doesn’t have to deal with snow that suddenly turns into rain or subways that double as saunas? People who are smart enough to live on the Amalfi Coast. Pretend you’re one of them at Mama Capri. There’s a nice backyard at this coastal Italian spot in Cobble Hill, and the interior has white brick walls, turquoise chairs, and woven basket lights that make you feel like you should be wearing at least one piece of linen clothing.
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Quality cocktails and more than decent food on Smith Street. Brunch is a big deal here.
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Da Umberto is a classic old-school Italian joint, but without some of the shtick found in other Little Italy joints.
Pietro’s is an old-school Italian restaurant in Midtown East that’s been around since 1932.
Eataly: La Birreria
We didn't see it coming, but we actually really dig the beer garden on the roof of Eataly. You’ll be hard pressed to find one with a larger variety of good things to eat, and the crowd is much more pleasant up here than in the tourist packed insanity that exists underneath it.
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Al Di La
Al Di La is the ultimate neighborhood Italian restaurant. If you live in Park Slope, congratulations.
Frankies (457) Spuntino
Frankies is a tiny, cozy joint with simple Italian cooking, and the food is pretty damn great.
Fausto is a Park Slope Italian restaurant that’s great for a celebratory dinner or a date you really don’t want to mess up.
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