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279 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.67393 -73.982284
nr. 1st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-369-1123 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.; F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

This Italian bistro from the owners of the popular Sotto Voce down the street has a no frills formula that helps keeps prices down on its extensive menu of simple dishes. Appetizers highlight a small number of fresh ingredients with options like sautéed artichokes, baked eggs with tomato sauce, and a cutting board of cured meats shaved to order on the in-house slicer. Entrees follow suit; beet gnocchi with goat cheese, shallots and arugula, and a saltimbocca of two pork tenderloins folded over prosciutto and sage and simmered in lemon juice and white wine make the most of bold flavors. Simplicity reigns décor-wise as well; two exposed brick walls and another painted a pale apricot are bare. The granite topped bar spans the length of the room and large French windows open out onto the bustling sidewalk. One caveat: Tiramisu may seem to be the most instinctive dessert choice, but it’s as dry as day-old birthday cake. The fruit tarts topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh blueberries are a better option.

Recommended Dishes

Caprese salad, $6.95; saltimbocca alla Romana, $12.95