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Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn


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A photo of Botte Brooklyn restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown Brooklyn
Booked 4 times today
Botte Brooklyn is an excellent Italian restaurant, highly recommended for its exquisite food, service, and ambiance. Nestled within Brooklyn, Botte Brooklyn has won hearts for its cozy bistro settings and generous portions, alongside a diverse menu that includes popular dishes such as Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Patrons have often lauded the restaurant's outstanding pasta dishes and the specially prepared garlic bread, calling it 'heavenly.' The attentive staff and the restaurant's knack for accommodating both family meetings and girls' nights out make it an ideal choice for any occasion. Additionally, even though on the higher end of the price range, the quality and quantity of food provided, customers consider it to be good value for money. With rave reviews stating, "I highly recommend Botte!", it's clear that the bistro delivers a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Cecconi's Dumbo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • DUMBO
Booked 200 times today
Cecconi's Dumbo, famous for its Contemporary Italian cuisine, has been lauded by many for its exceptional dining experience. The restaurant, nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, offers stunning views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline, creating an unmatched ambiance that guests find irresistible. Patrons have consistently praised the authenticity of the dishes, with one even singling out the vegan sausage pizza for its convincing flavor. The service has been deemed 'outstanding' and 'impeccable' by numerous reviews, with waiters like Mario and Sam earning special mentions for their kindness and attentiveness. Whether for the vegan dessert that is 'decadent and rich', or for the 'amazing' salami pizza, Cecconi's Dumbo has something for everyone, expertly blending traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of modern creativity, promising an experience that 'never disappoints'.
A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Theater District
Booked 380 times today
Carmine's on 44th Street in NYC is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers frequently rave about the 'real Italian food' and its 'surprisingly delicious' flavours, describing it as 'simply the best'. Reviewers laud Carmine's for the traditional family-style Italian dining experience, with 'big and tasty dishes' that are 'perfect to share'. The Penne alla Vodka is specifically highlighted as 'delicious and flavourful'. The wine list is no less impressive with a vast selection of Italian wines like Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and Amarone della Valpolicella. The bustling atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portion sizes add to the quintessential New York dining experience. According to many of the satisfied visitors, no visit to NYC would be complete without a meal at Carmine's.
A photo of Olio e Più restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West Village
Booked 174 times today
Olio e Più is a highly recommended Italian restaurant known for its delicious food and exceptional service. One reviewer refers to the Tagliatelle Verdi al Ragù Bolognese as "a symphony of taste," and praises the attention to detail in preparation. Others express appreciation for the outdoor dining environment, highlighting the lobster ravioli and bruschetta as "to die for." Many have made it their favorite Italian spot in the city, praising the outstanding food, atmosphere, and "friendly" staff. Regardless of their location, all visitors to New York City seem to crave Olio e Più and promise to return. As another reviewer put it, this restaurant is definitely "a go-to Italian restaurant when visiting Manhattan."
A photo of Serra by Birreria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Gramercy Park
Booked 105 times today
Serra by Birreria, a renowned Italian restaurant in New York, receives a lot of praise from patrons for its authentic cuisine, ambiance, and excellent service. The restaurant has been described as a wonderful Italian garden, filled with greenery, flowers, and fruit, creating a pretty and relaxing atmosphere. Visitors rave about the food, one patron stated, "From the ambiance to the server, to the food, I'd recommend it highly," while others commend the Pomodori side dish and pasta bolognese, among other meals. Despite being located inside Eataly, it carries its own unique charm, and many customers were eager to revisit.
A photo of La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly NYC Downtown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Financial District
Booked 95 times today
La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly NYC Downtown, situated in the bustling heart of Manhattan's WTC/Financial District, is heralded by patrons as one of the best destinations for authentic and high-quality Pizzeria cuisine. The restaurant has garnered praise for its spectacular food and impressive service, with customers noting the satisfying portion sizes despite appearances. Both locals and tourists enjoy the authenticity of the dishes, from the pizza Napolitana to the homemade pasta dishes like Caccio e Pepe, all echoing the essence of Italy. Paired with an exceptional Tiramisu dessert and amiable staff, the restaurant consistently exceeds expectations. As one reviewer puts it, "This is so good. Like so so good."
A photo of Palma restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Greenwich Village
Booked 65 times today
Situated in the heart of the bustling West Village, Palma stands out as a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine. The many rave reviews from their patrons consistently praise the freshness, flavor, and authenticity of their dishes, from homemade pasta to scrumptious appetizers. The restaurant is often described as a 'gem', with many pointing out its 'coastal Italian vibes', 'romantic ambience', and 'exceptional service'. Reflecting its commitment to quality, Palma is recognized for offering gluten-free pasta options that are hard to find elsewhere. As one satisfied guest succinctly put it, "If you want to taste Italian authenticity, you must visit Palma in NYC!" It's not just about the food; the charming decor and relaxed atmosphere make dining at Palma a spectacular experience, likened by some to a night in Italy.
A photo of Little Owl restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Village
Booked 66 times today
The Little Owl sits nestled in West Village, captivating food enthusiasts with its astounding Mediterranean cuisine. Many reviews echo the high quality of food, terming dishes as "outstanding," "brilliant" and, more notably, "inspiring." What sets this restaurant apart is not just the vast, carefully curated Mediterranean menu, which arrays from Gravy Meatball Sliders to Skirt Steak & Eggs, but also the charm and warmth that encapsulates the entire dining experience. The Little Owl's outdoor seating option offers customers a unique chance to enjoy the vibrant neighborhood while savoring their meal. The restaurant's ability to craft a delightful epicurean respite that keeps customers returning is also noteworthy.
A photo of Babbo Ristorante restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Greenwich Village
Booked 55 times today
Babbo Ristorante presents an authentic and robust Italian culinary experience, satisfying the taste buds of even the most discerning gourmands. The menu showcases variety; from "Prosciutto San Daniele 24 Month DOK Dall'Ava" and "Mozzarella di Bufala Campania" from Antipasti selection, to "Gnocchi al Gorgonzola" and "100 Layer Lasagna al Ragu Bolognese" from Primi, the dishes reflect the authenticity of Italian cuisine. As one reviewer from Italy noted, “it was a good Italian meal, which you rarely find abroad.” The dessert menu is enticing, with options like "Olive Oil Cake and Gelato" and "Black & White Coppetta". The restaurant received commendation for its deep wine list and superior service. Many patrons echoed the sentiment that it is "one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC". Critics further celebrated the establishment for its "great ambiance" and "outstanding" food and service.
A photo of Piccola Cucina Casa restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Boerum Hill
Booked 8 times today
Chef Philip Guardione is bringing all the Italian flavors to Brooklyn.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn, a vibrant hub in New York City, is home to an exquisite array of Italian dining options that cater to aficionados of authentic Italian cuisine. These restaurants offer a diverse range of dishes from traditional pastas and hand-tossed pizzas to innovative Italian-inspired cocktails and desserts, ensuring a comprehensive culinary experience. The dining scene here is characterized by a blend of casual trattorias and sophisticated ristorantes, each providing a unique atmosphere, from cozy and intimate to elegantly modern. Patrons can expect high-quality ingredients, often imported directly from Italy, paired with expert preparation that highlights the richness of Italian culinary traditions. The staff across these establishments are noted for their hospitality and deep knowledge of Italian cuisine, enhancing the dining experience with personalized service. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Italian restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn promise an unforgettable gastronomic journey that combines the comfort of traditional Italian flavors with the flair of New York City dining.

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