Vicolo is not your usual Brooklyn Italian restaurant - the service, menu, and food preparation are definitely on a higher level. Ingredients are authentic, fresh, and high quality. The spaghetti al tartufo, prepared tableside with truffles and cream and tossed in a hollowed-out wheel of cheese, is a pleasure both to watch and to eat. Excellent desserts, too - the torta della nonna is a favorite. Bring your appetite - portions are generous. Can be crowded on weekend evenings (it's a popular party place, and rightly so), but lunchtime is beautifully quiet.