Thought you had to go all the way to Europe for homemade pasta and fresh mozzarella? Think again! There are plenty of Italian restaurants in Park Slope, Brooklyn. From wood-fired pizzas to handmade meatballs, you’ll find all of your favorite Italian classics – and then some! If you’re looking for a taste of Italy, check out some of these scrumptious eateries that will have you coming back for more. Buon appetito!
Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Park Slope
1. Al di la Trattoria
Opened in 1998, al di la Trattoria is a Park Slope classic that offers superb Venetian fare in a rustic setting. The restaurant is family-owned and operated by Emiliano Coppa and Chef Anna Klinger, who serves up traditional dishes made with responsibly-sourced ingredients. Menu favorites include spaghetti vongole, braised rabbit, and homemade ravioli. Be sure to ask about their risotto of the day! Al di la is open for lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch on weekends.
Local Tip: Try to get to the restaurant early! Tables are available on a walk-in basis and a limited number of reservations are available for large groups.
2. Piccoli Risotteria
With an extensive wine list, delicious food, and a casual yet intimate atmosphere, Piccoli in Prospect Park is perfect for date night. Here, guests can enjoy delicious, seasonal dishes that are prepared the old-fashioned way. Piccoli uses only the highest quality products available, bringing diners the type of comforting meal you’d find in a family’s home in Italy. Nonna knows best!
3. La Villa Pizzeria
Craving a slice of pizza? Head to La Villa on 5th Avenue. This family-friendly Italian restaurant offers a wide range of wood-fired pies along with salads, sandwiches, calzones, and other red sauce entrees. If you’re not sure what to order, we suggest the Napoletana – a classic New York-style pizza made with whole milk mozzarella and tomato-basil sauce. Or, try the Speciale Pizza that’s loaded with fresh fennel sausage, pepperoni, an assortment of veggies, and a homemade meatball. Yum!
4. Convivium Osteria
Convivium Osteria is just a five-minute drive from our inn and has three dining rooms that transport diners to the Italian countryside. Guests can enjoy clean, simple dishes like grilled baby octopus salad, pan-roasted quail with figs, and pine nut crusted rack of lamb. For a true indulgence, order the 48 oz. ribeye for two, which is presented whole and sliced tableside.
5. Bella Gioia
Tucked into the streets of Park Slope, Bella Gioia specializes in Sicilian comfort food. Each meal is crafted with only the freshest ingredients available, calling upon flavors and traditions from Sicily. Start your meal with a board of cured meats and aged cheeses, then move on to a delicious main dish such as wild mushroom risotto. Other menu staples include rigatoni alla Norma, pasta cu sarde, and Sicilian-style pizza.
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After a memorable meal, come back to our Park Slope bed and breakfast and relax! Our inn features comfortable accommodations, beautiful views, and luxurious amenities for guests. We even offer a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning! Visit our rooms page to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!
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