Monte's
Monte's

Monte's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 7188527800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Zapparata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In house parties available
    Call: 718.852.7800
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Events with a guarantee of
    50 people. Weekdays: open availabilty.
    Weekends: ONLY 12pm-3pm and 1pm-4pm.
  • Private Party Contact: Tina 7188527800x
  • Special Events: Please join our mailing list to receive updates on upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nevins St & 3rd Avenue
  • Public Transit: F/G to Carroll Street and R to Union Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE Parking available in our adjacent lot.
A word from Monte's
Monte's the Oldest Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn is back! Featuring Neopolitan style pizza cooked in our wood burning oven as well as many other dishes. Our kitchen prepares daily homemade pasta and features many regional dishes from the north to the south of Italy.
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Monte's reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Really Not All That
    dappie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The variety of the menu was slim. I ordered a frisee salad w/ crabmeat but received romaine instead. I didn't bother to order a main entrée. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time and I'd go back
    paz2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I just moved to the neighborhood and saw decent reviews on Yelp so we gave it a try. The food was very good and the service was good. "Good" meaning we had a very nice waitress and bus staff, but I had to ask for refills on water and other drinks. I would go back for the food and ambiance. Neat little neighborhood restaurant with front and back outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Mediocre Service
    bklyngrl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took my Italian family to Monte's - I had never been before but always wanted to try it. There were maybe three other tables in the place so it wasn't crowded at all. But there was only one waiter and one bus boy for the whole place. Both were Italian which was nice, but it was noisy and sometimes it was hard for them to understand us. We had to wait a long time for bread, oil, water and wine. It was hard to get the waiter's attention and we wound up having to ask multiple times for bread, oil and water. That's one of those things you shouldn't have to keep asking for. However, once the food started coming, we were very happy. Every order was fantastic. We all got pasta dishes. I want to go back for the pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good food with excellent service. Plan on going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Monte's reviews archive.
  • Food was good, felt like home
    MothersDayfind2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Highly recommend the Seafood Stew ... Divine!! White Sangria was perfect - our next visit will be to try the pizza, which is made in a brick oven yummy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian, Delight, Delish
    InTheNeighborhood
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Monte's. Heard it had reopened under new management and boasted a genuine italian menu. We were not disappointed. Great cheeses, great salumi, wonderful homemade tomato sauce, fish excellently prepared. Attentive competent service. Not too noisy, not too quiet. Casual, comfortable, worked out well. We'll be back for pizza, have heard it's some of the best around. And there's parking!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deplorable service.
    rudbud
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    After waiting close to an hour for the food to come to our table, I wait an additional 20 minutes to then find out they couldn't make my food because they did not have all the ingredients. This is the first time I've ever heard of such a thing on a SATURDAY NIGHT!!! And worse yet, the replacement was much lower quality; but they insisted on charging me the same. Also, beware that this is an AMEX (and cash) exclusive restaurant. Luckily they have an ATM right there for 'your convenience'. This website should do better in warning customers about exclusive payment options.
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  • Horrible service
    Love2eat
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I went to the restaurant on a date. The service was horrible. We got ignored when we got there for about 10 min. When we sat, it took 20min to get our waitress. Our wine order came after we finished our appetizer. We only got water and bread because I asked for it. The food was bad as well. The appetizer, mozzarella and tomato salad was fine. I got my tagliatelle and it was a soup. There was so much thin broth. It was covered in arugula. I got two pieces of shrimp and two small scallops. Would not recommend this restaurant at all. The waitresses kept avoiding eye contact so they wouldn't have to help us. The table next to us waited an hour to get their food.
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  • Limited and Confused
    Pints
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Me and my fiance had dinner here on New Years Eve. I thought the food was very good. They brought out the wrong appetizer at first, but quickly corrected the mistake (10 minutes). My ratings are mediocre because the poor couple next to us had every part of their order messed up. The brought the wrong main course for the girl and then said her original order would be out in 20 minutes while the guy sat in front of his food. Then the brought soup to her so they could eat together. Then he was done, so she asked for something as fast as possible and she settled with pizza. When they messed up our appetizer at first, I was worried that we'd be in for the same thing, but we were lucky. Also, no wine list (5 of red/ 5 of white).
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress not friendly. No
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Waitress not friendly. No introduction, just a hi, what to do you want to drink. Waited a while for my app, it was just a cheese plate. Waitress couldn't care less. Food was good but unfortunately I will not be returning because of the service. Also, poor white wine selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    MareVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    An inventive menu with great entrees and flatbread to die for. Many of the dishes are done in the wood fired oven. We highly recommend this restaurant.i
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We've been to Monte's three times this past summer and have had pizza each time. The pizza is GREAT and this past week, we also had the calzone which was FABULOUS! We have also had the fried calamari (perfectly crispy), beet salad and baked clams (all very good). The proprietress, Tina, greeted us at the door and also checked in with us before we left. Monte's has very attentive service, a nice atmosphere and parking!! We will surely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a shame that the service
    Liv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    It's a shame that the service here is so poor because the food is excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely quiet Italian restaurant.
    MareVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Lovely quiet Italian restaurant. Great pizza by the meter. Try the deserts!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The food and service were very good. Would definitely come back. It feels like a nice local go to restaurant. We all enjoyed what we ordered and the service was very attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back for both lunch and dinner and would recommend to friends. The pizza was great, made me feel like i was back in Italy, very authentic. We ordered pasta dishes and everything was very fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time, wednesday nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    first time, wednesday nite for Brooklyn Restaurant deal..the special menu was not appealing at all so we decided to stick with the regular menu...spent much more than we would have if we could have ordered from special restaurant week menu. However, our meal was delicious. lamb meatballs for appetizer and lobster ravioli with shrimp. for desert, nutella pizza. what a treat. would definitely come back. the service and staff was extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wanted to check this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Wanted to check this place out for a while, being that it's Brooklyn's oldest Italian restaurant. The food was very good, but nothing extraordinary. The pizza was very tasty and the pasta dish we had was also good. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met the owner Tina & an Excellent
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Met the owner Tina & an Excellent Staff. Our waiter Jerry was at the Top of his game. Will recommend this to everyone. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the first time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    This was the first time to Montes. I liked it as soon as I turned the corner. The food was very good and our server Gerry was a real professional. I would recommend this resturant to others and I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went with memories of Monte's
    BrooklyniteVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    I went with memories of Monte's Venetian Room. While the food was delicious, the atmosphere was non-existent. Half the restaurant has a bar with a TV playing (silently). So there was no ambiance. The service was also a little slow, but friendly. But the food was really very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • monte's not worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    really has become a pizza place. half menu is devoted to pizza. not one veal dish on the menu. this is an italian restaurant without veal? food was mediocre and not up to par with local italian restaurants with better menus and cheaper prices.
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  • Went here years ago and always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Went here years ago and always liked it. It's reopened and couldn't be better!! Our food was delicious, the service was great. We all had different specials and all of them great! My only complaint was that we all had sangria and couldn't get a pitcher of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My family is Italian, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    My family is Italian, and I am used to praising Arthur Ave for the best Italian food, but this food was phenomenal (and much closer to home!). The staff is friendly and attentive. I would recommend sitting out back in the garden if possible, it's a nice little alcove.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    The food was just okay. The seafood appetizer was overlooked and very chewy. The service was slow,I waited 15 minutes for the check even after asking 3 of the staff for it. Note to All: even though the site says they accept Amex, visa and MasterCard ....the ONLY accept AMEX and cash payments.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should have ordered pizza.
    RichVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Should have ordered pizza. Food was nothing to write home about.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A neighborhood gem
    AnnetteRS
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Authentic Italian cuisine, delicious pizzas from the woodburning oven, and a knack for serving the freshest shellfish make Monte's a winner. It doesn't need to be trendy or hip - the food speaks for itself. Homemade pastas are perfect and there are always interesting specials. The chef really knows how to create interesting flavors - the appetizer of clams, sausage and potatoes in white wine is unexpected and delicious. And try the fritto misto, a combo of calamari and shrimp that arrives wrapped in paper to keep in the flavor and heat. Once you open it - ahhhhh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at Monte's
    ADiner
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Our first time at Monte's since the new owners. Not sure why some reviewers call this "old school Italian." The original was old school; this isn't exactly cutting edge, but certainly more modern. The brick oven pizza was good (somewhere between artisanal & traditional; not stellar, but good enough that I'll try it again); spinach salad was very good. Service was friendly, if not quite efficient. Another reviewer complains service and/or kitchen were slow; we thought it was nice--and certainly more authentically Italian--not to be rushed through a meal. This might not be the place for a special occasion, but it fills a certain niche--solid neighborhood restaurant--and fills it well.
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    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kathy, Milwaukee wi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Food was excellent and lots of interesting choices. Pizza and sangria superb! Spinach salad worth going back for. Lovely servers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian Cuisine
    AnnetteRS
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    This is real, authentic Italian cuisine. The pizzas are wonderful, and the "metro" pizza makes a good share. Appetizers like the "clams, sausage and potatoes in a white wine sauce" and the "fritto misto" are inspired and delicious. Pastas are excellent. Monte's has a good, well priced wine list, and some very nice desserts. Excellent expresso. The owners are friendly and do a great job. What I like the most is that they have a very authentic cuisine. Not some "faux Tuscany" food, but what my mother and grandmother made at home and for special occasions. Bravissimo! ""
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I should have had the pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    I should have had the pizza I guess. The appetizer frito misto was quite good, it was the entrees and dessert that were not great. Grilled chicken was way over salted although the portion was generous. The bucatini was dry and tasteless. The orange flavored vodka tasted not quite right but the wine was good. The chocolate almond cake was just a mousse type chocolate cake not that interesting. the ambiance was very nice I have to say. I was looking forward to finally going to Monte's after years of living in Brooklyn.
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  • Friendly staff, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    Friendly staff, delicious pizza, fairly priced wine list. Monte's is like stepping back in time. I hope it has a long and happy future.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    pinklady13VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    We went there on a beautiful sunny evening so we decided to dine outside. There is no view but it would have been a shame to let those tables outside not be used. Leo provided excellent service and the food was great. If we would be in that area of Brooklyn we would definitely go back and absolutely recommend this restaurant for excellent food and service. Definitely want to go back there as we saw the fresh pasta drying.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A Carroll Gardens Gem!
    AnnetteRS
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    What a wonderful surprise! The new restaurant is unrecognizable from the old Monte's Venetian Room, and the food is incredible. There's a chef in the kitchen who really knows what he's doing, and my wife was thrilled to see some childhood staples on the menu. Everything was wonderfully prepared with the freshest ingredients. My wife had clams, sausage and potatoes in a while wine sauce that was flavorful and perfectly cooked. My homemade cavatelli with wild boar was delicious, and the cavatelli had just the right amount of chewiness. The people at the next table had pizzas that also looked delicious. Service was very good. This is the kind of place that we'll tell all our friends about, and we'll be back again - soon!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Service is great and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Service is great and the food is always outstanding, never had a bad meal, only downfall was that we ordered a bottle of Presco to celebrate my birhtday and it came warm...I was disappointed after enjoying all my previous visits.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • This is a new and modernized
    Chrissy
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    This is a new and modernized Monte's with an open kitchen and pizza oven in view. Don't mistake it for the old one with the unique Venetian mural. Food was good, not spectacular, and menu was extensive. The real asset is an onsite parking lot - a rarity for Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill dining.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food - Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    This isn't the first time I've gone to Monte's, but it may be my last for a while. Althought the food was good, the service was very slow. We ordered two pizza's and they didn't come out at the same time. We had our two children with us on a school night and a quick bite to eat took over an hour. The restaurant wasn't that full either. The menu is great, but it is missing a few things like a make your own pizza option. I don't think I've ever been to a pizza place where you could only eat their creations. My 9 year old wanted sausage and mushroom and they gave us a hard time about ordering off the menu. I really liked the Diavola, but there are other pizza joints in the neighborhood.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    WE LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING TO MONTE'S: IT OFFERS A FRIENDLY AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT, WITH VERY GOOD FOOD AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Monte's was better than I
    gentlwind2
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Monte's was better than I expected. The food was great, the service terrific and the atmosphere was very friendly. Not too loud and not too quiet. Its a perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner and for a dinner with a group of friends all because of the ambience. I would recommend to friends and I'll be returning! Cheryl
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The Siciian chef, Salvo is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    The Siciian chef, Salvo is great with every dish. His pastas are excellent and he makes a super-great Ceasar Salad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Went in for brunch and was
    RR546
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Went in for brunch and was pleasantly surprised as last time I was here it was less than desireable and the food was not much to write home about. Everything from the decor to the fresh ingredients made the whole experience quite enjoyable. I had a braseole panini which was absolutely delicious and creamy. My girlfriend had the capriccosia pizza and enjoyed it immensely though she would have preferred for the artichoke hearts to be chopped finer. Definitely peaked our interest to come in for dinner one evening for dinner. Im sure we will be back. I really liked the open style kitchen and photos from the early 1900's hanging throughout the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate