La Piazzetta
La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapiazzettany.com/
  • Phone: (718) 349-1627
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Cuozzo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering please contact Francesco or Carlo at 718.349.1627.
  • Entertainment: Live performance featured every Friday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frost St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: L Train to Graham Ave.
A word from La Piazzetta
Welcome to a taste of Italy in the heart of Brooklyn. This Neapolitan owned oasis is an unquestionable favorite by the local community in Williamsburg. The food represents the traditional recipes from the homeland of Naples and is influenced by the modern taste of the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. La Piazzetta's passion for Italian cuisine is embodied by Salerno-born chef, Francesco Cuozzo. Chef Cuozzo insists on serving his guests only the most authentic Italian products available. The menu features Northern and Southern Italian delicacies such as imported cheeses and cured meats, wild game, and homemade pastas. La Piazzetta offers affordable pricing, and a full bar with innovative wine selections. The ambiance is quite enchanting; candlelit tables, exposed brick walls, sky-lit ceiling, perfect for a casual dinner al fresco or an intimate night out. Located in the heart of Williamsburg's historic Italian district, La Piazzetta is loved by natives and new generation Brooklyn hipster
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
La Piazzetta reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Not my First Time Here
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, service, atmosphere. Lamb shank was delicious. You can never go worng here. NAD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the La Piazzetta reviews archive.
  • Most underestimated place in Wburg!
    DanerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    La Piazzetta is truly one of the most underestimated Italian Restuarants in Williamsburg. The food is excellent, the restaurant itself is nothing like what you may think it is! From the front, it appears to be a small little joint, much like it's neighbor, La Locanda (also very good). It's much bigger on the inside! Beautiful, high, glass ceiling in a rustic setting. Nice bar in the front and even a small amount of sidewalk seating. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, I suggest you give it a try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not professional at all
    notmyplace
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I had booked a reservation for my wedding anniversary a month in advance June 22 at 2pm. I could not believe that upon our arrival that they were hosting a private party at the time I booked our reservation. When we arrived I told the host I had reserved a table but told sorry "we're busy with a party". If they knew this why not call and tell me that they could not honor the reservation . I would have had time to book another place for my anniversary. Not A very smart way to do business for a loyal customer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not professional
    notmyplace
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Not good on customer service. I made a reservation a month in advance when I arrived they were hosting a party and was turn away I was extremely upset. I will never go there again and will tell all not to patronize their place .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A gem of a restaurant. Everything was great from food to service. The Gluten free pasta for someone in our group was terrific. All fresh ingredients in everyone's dish and we each ordered something different. Ambience was"classy rustic". Definitely go to restaurant for foodies at surprisingly reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Ruth
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My husband and I had an unbelievable meal. I even posted that on Facebook. We ordered two appetizers to start and we shared that because we both really liked them. Next we shared a pasta dish which was very good. Than we each had an entree which was spectacular. We wound up bringing home what we couldnt finish and had that for lunch today.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to La Piazzetta after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We went to La Piazzetta after buying an Amazon Local. The food was fabulous and restaurant very pleasant. We have recommended it to all New Yorkers that we speak to as a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Service...but
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    This was my second trip to LaPiazetta. Food, service, and atmosphere is all good. My only issue with this visit was the fact that they told us to come back in 30 minutes, as a party that was going on there ran late. Not much to really see while walking around the neighborhood, and when your other half is in heels, it's not a pleasant walk. Other than that I'd recommend this place. NAD
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    I went here with 3 of my gal pals, and we LOVED it! From the street, you can't tell that it is beautiful on the inside. Once you get past the foyer, it opens up into a large dining room with billowing curtains and a huge skylight in the ceiling. The music in the background was great, and we could still hear each other talk. The man serving us was attentive, efficient, and kind. He made fast friends with us with generous with portions of house made orancello! More bonus points for GLUTEN FREE PASTA and farm raised meats. I highly recommend the beer braised short rib--cooked to perfection and so full of flavor. The prices are reasonable, and the portions are sizable. Enjoy this little Williamsburg gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish this restaurant was closer....
    CathyHillVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Wish this restaurant was closer....$8 pasta Tuesdays! How could you possibly go wrong. Excellent staff, excellent food, excellent prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were from out of town,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We were from out of town, but were treated as locals! Great service, never rushed, and a nice surprise with a complimentary after dinner drink of home made Limoncello.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed this restaurant,
    marinakVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We enjoyed this restaurant, the waiters were attentive and nice. We ordered grilled octopus, it was a too soft for my taste, pizza was very, very thin and crusty, the veal was very good and flavorful. The ambiance is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I had a great
    Ruth
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    My husband and I had a great time. The food was spectacular! Staff was courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've had lunch and dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We've had lunch and dinner at La Piazzetta about 5-6 times times already. The service is very good and so is the food. Great presentation and overall a nice, clean, restaurant. A gem in the Williamsburg area. We love the sweet and sour Calamari appetizer and the Branzino is very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Italian restaurant
    Anonymous
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great food and service, a truly neighborhood gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    We enjoyed our early dinner in a mostly-empty restaurant. Seating was roomy and comfortable. Metered parking was available close by. We enjoyed our food (kale salad, pumpkin ravioli, branzino, cheese plate) and wine (different varieties by the glass). We ordered a chocolate mousse-hazelnut cake for dessert and it was not good, but that was the only disappointment. We happened to be there on an exceptionally cold night, so the entire neighborhood was pretty quiet with people not venturing out in the cold. I imagine the place gets more crowded in normal weather.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Gem
    dine2livVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    LaPiazetta is a local fine food restaurant in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. Service is attentive, food is good, and the atmosphere is friendly. LaPiazetta is a location that is chosen for family celebrations. On the weekends, check that the restaurant is not hosting a private party. While the staff will accommodate you, the atmosphere might be very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cannot wait to go back. everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    cannot wait to go back. everything that we tried was simply amazing!!! not one bad item from the 11 things we tries at our table. the veal was my favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice Italien place. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Very nice Italien place. I recently learn they are Napolien. Fried calamari is out of this world. A must for your visit. We have tried a few other appentizers and entrees. Nothing ever goes wrong! I also like the decor very much. You do feel like in you are in a Italien garden. Romantic and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Wait staff are excellent. Very comfortable seating, you will not feel crowded. Menu is delicious and the portions are not overwhelming. Try the polenta with mushrooms as an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing as usual waiters helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    amazing as usual waiters helpful friendly would recommend highly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Great service, great food. This place is a little out of the way for me but worth the trip. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a neighborhood secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    This is a neighborhood secret gem. The food was outstanding and the wine list superb! The menu has so many choices. The staff were very attentive. The front bar is so charming. This is my new best place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    La Piazzetta never comes up short. Once again a great dining experience with delicious appetizers and dinner. You can't go wrong with dinner here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was ok could've been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Food was ok could've been seasoned better. Service wasn't great waited over10 minutes for a waiter to take our order as we watched other tables that came in after us get served first.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Good food. Service and atmosphere are ok. They really know how to use balsamic vinegar here - when you cook balsamic vinegar long enough, the sourness will turn into sweetness. The fried calamari was blended with the balsamic sauce. Really unique and you won't feel one bit of greasy of fried food. The same magic on the tuna steak. Veal cognac sauce is fantastic although the veal is a little bit tough - probably should have removed from the skillet sooner. But that was me. Great Italien wine and decent coffee. Overall, good food. The service was not bad but there is a party there that day so we got 'cornered' a bit. But not too bad. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food,very good. service,excellant
    Anthony
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    food,very good. service,excellant staff.travel from staten island worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice place, however,
    Jacatak
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    very nice place, however, most entrees do not include side dishes )i.e: potatoes, pasta, veggies, etc.) if you want a side with your meal you have to purchase it which makes a plate very pricey
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Piazetta is wonderful in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    La Piazetta is wonderful in every way and well worth the trip of Manhattan.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was excellent as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    food was excellent as usual. I was a bit disappointed with the one desert I ordered. Coffee excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Great food and service they make you feel very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    excellent food and service. The specials were very good. Grilled Veal Chop tender and very good quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've eaten at La Piazetta
    CMLa
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    I've eaten at La Piazetta on several occasions, the service has always been excellent, the food and wine selections are great. Meals are consistently very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GTreat food!
    RoNTO
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Food was excellent and prices are quite moderate. Price for specials are double the average price for starters & mains featured in the menu. Good experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decor: fabulous. The mirrors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2011
    Decor: fabulous. The mirrors on the back wall made the place seem bigger than it was, and the open faced brick wall and draped curtains above felt as if we were in an Italian garden. I didn't even mind the large group of Italian men sitting at the next table loud as ever but having a great time with endless bottles of wine flowing. Food: Stellar. For appetizer, we shared the kale salad with shaved ricotta, cranberries and walnuts. Our huge-portioned entrees included papperdelle with rabbit in tomato sauce and pan seared salmon, vegetable fregola (couscous) accompanied by a chianti reduction. We didn't swap this time, but I took a piece of salmon home. An absolutely great find in a sleepy part of Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is one unique place.
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    This is one unique place. The food is terrific, the service is impecable and I love the decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I enjoyed an incredible evening
    PatrickNYVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    I enjoyed an incredible evening at La Piazzetta and I highly reccommend them! It is a great place to share an evening on a date. We ordered their calamari and their famous Gnnochi and were not disappointed. The food had a modern spin of traditional classics and was absolutely amazing!! Definitely a great reason to head to Williamsburg!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet