Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Eat out with the little ones at this pizzeria, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
This pizzeria offers carryout for your convenience.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
Save some cash on parking when you park in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A visit to Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
For a casual meal that is highly-rated, look no further than Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta's pizza.
So head on over to Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta, where the pizzas are always hot and the ambiance is always cool.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta for a tasty pizza pie.
For prime Italian fare, Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
So head on over to Piccolo's Pizza and Pasta and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
For that fresh, out-of-the-oven feel, Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant serves mouthwatering pizza with a down-home feel.
Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the pizzeria's menu.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Families will feel right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant for their catering services.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Driving to the pizzeria is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Find your happy place as you relax in the casual atmosphere and munch on delicious pizza at Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
So head on over to Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
Brokerage Comedy Club offers a wide variety of classic American dishes.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Brokerage Comedy Club for your next big event.
Access the Internet free of charge via Brokerage Comedy Club's complimentary wifi.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Brokerage Comedy Club.
The menu at Brokerage Comedy Club is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Brokerage Comedy Club.
Brokerage Comedy Club serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Chow down on an authentic Mediterranean lunch or dinner at Mediterranean Grill.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Mediterranean Grill's free wifi hotspot.
Mediterranean Grill can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Mediterranean Grill for their catering services.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Mediterranean Grill.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
Mediterranean Grill dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
So what's for dinner tonight? Why not Mediterranean food from Mediterranean Grill!
1986 was the year The Bayou first brought to Long Island the freewheeling spirit of New Orleans. Trimmed in holiday lights and bearing the colors of purple, yellow, and green, the restaurant abides by their own motto to "laissez les bon temps roulez," or to let the good times roll, with potent cajun and creole food and live NOLA-style music. Here's a sampling of what you'll find on the menu of an eatery that Newsday describes as "always on-point."
Appetizer: The crawfish tempura gets an added Creole hit with a sprinkling of Red Hot mayo
Entree: Cajun maque choux features crawfish, catfish, or chicken in a saute with sweetcorn, onion, and peppers
Sides: You can't get more NOLA than a bowl of hot jambalaya
Beverage: Cool the palate with a Louisiana-brewed beer from Abita
Hop to the deli counter at John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers — visitors will be hard-pressed to find a sandwich they don't love.
Just let this restaurant know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers to your next party or event.
John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
You won't find better prices in town than at John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
Isn't it time you visited John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers for a deli that ensures its products are always high quality?
John Moore's Delicatessen and Caterers is the perfect place for bagel addicts to find their fix. Swing by and survey the options for yourself!
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.