Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Belleville joint.
La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe is a great location to host a group dinner.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe.
La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the pizzeria's Washington Avenue location.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe.
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe for next to nothing.
The only payment method that La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe accepts is cash.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
So head over to La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe, where you can sit down to a delicious pizza in a relaxed, casual setting.
The pizza at La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
With a trip to La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe, you'll get everything and more you expect out of a fantastic Italian place!
Find old friends or make new ones at Michael's Roscommon House — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout for residents of Belleville's Belleville area.
Michael's Roscommon House also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Michael's Roscommon House with their charming outdoor seating.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Michael's Roscommon House's complimentary wifi.
If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the restaurant's live DJ.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Or, take your food to go.
Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Michael's Roscommon House is located near plenty of options.
Deep pockets not required! Michael's Roscommon House takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Enjoy some food and a relaxing beer at Michael's Roscommon House.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Michael's Roscommon House.
Michael's Roscommon House has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Michael's Roscommon House is not only a top British pub but a must in Belleville.
Italian eats can be found at Belmont Tavern and Restaurant, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Belmont Tavern and Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Belmont Tavern and Restaurant, which embraces a casual vibe.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Belmont Tavern and Restaurant as well.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Belmont Tavern and Restaurant s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
Plan ahead and get enough green to go around — cash is the only acceptable form of payment here.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Belmont Tavern and Restaurant!
So get ready to discover all the best flavors of Italy under one roof at Belmont Tavern and Restaurant.
Reviews don't lie: Topaz Thai Restaurant's authentic Thai fare is chock-full of grade-A goodness.
Fill up on healthy and vegan fare at Topaz Thai Restaurant.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Topaz Thai Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Topaz Thai Restaurant.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Topaz Thai Restaurant prides itself in its delicious catering.
Ample parking is located near Topaz Thai Restaurant, including options for valet, street and garage parking.
At Topaz Thai Restaurant, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Expect your bill at Topaz Thai Restaurant to come in at around $30 per person.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Topaz Thai Restaurant.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Topaz Thai Restaurant.
If you're going to eat out, Thai food at Topaz Thai Restaurant is the easy and fun choice.
When you're tired of the same old lunch options, head on over to Topaz Thai Restaurant for a yummy Thai dish.
Score your next slice at 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant for easy seating.
Get to dinner early — 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant does not accept reservations.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant encourages less-than-fancy attire.
This pizzeria will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
Can't get enough of 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant's Franklin Ave residence.
Prices at 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant for a tasty pizza pie.
Before ordering just a generic box of pizza, re-think that decision and go with a pie above the rest from 3 Guys Pizzeria and Restaurant.
After-work drinks are served at Brix, a laid-back spot for the casual drinker.
You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar.
This bar is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Brix for easy seating.
Come order a flavorful feast at Brix, and sit outside if it's nice!
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Brix with their complimentary wifi.
For great tunes and lively moves, Brix hosts a DJ and opens up the floor for dancing.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
The dress code at Brix is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Call Brix for catering if you have a big event coming up.
This bar will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
With a parking lot adjacent to Brix, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Brix is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Brix offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Don't leave without trying Brix's famed dessert menu.
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
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The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.