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Amorina Cucina Rustica

624 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.6776 -73.968896
nr. Prospect Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-230-3030 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Wed, 5pm-10pm; Thu-Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Seventh Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Union St. to Atlantic Ave., Franklin Ave. to Sixth Ave.


After opening what might be New York’s most idiosyncratic wine bar—Prospect Heights’ rustic Aliseo Osteria del Borgo, which has since closed—Albano Ballerini continued to remake burgeoning Vanderbilt Avenue in his own offbeat culinary image by opening Amorina. Ballerini’s family has been in the food business since his grandmother opened a café in the Marche region of Italy, and in her honor, he transformed a Brooklyn slice joint into a boutique pizzeria. The puffy, free-form pie toppings run the gamut from classic (tomatoes and mozzarella) to creative (dried cherries, nutmeg, orange peel, and crème fraîche). Homey pastas like spaghetti and meatballs perfectly suit the cozy room, which has been outfitted with red-checked-cloth-covered tables, salvaged menu boards, and Ballerini’s grandmother’s yellowing invoices and receipts.

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