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8424 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 40.624862 -74.030542
at 85th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-238-0079 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Tue-Wed, noon-10:30pm; Thu, noon-11pm; Fri, noon-11:30pm; Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-10pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


The loud, uncensored conversations of a cast of regulars—families with grown children as well as neighborhood fellas out for a bite—fill the two dining rooms of Areo, a spirited Bay Ridge spot with an upscale Italian menu. Though the band of red light wrapping around the ceiling’s perimeter has an eighties air, this is the kind of place where the seasoned waiter might put his hand on your back as he leans in to hear your dinner choice. The dishes come from all over Italy, and the best bets are the simplest ones. Sautéed mushrooms and smoky scamorza cheese are balanced by crisp toasted basil and roasted garlic; lentils with fried chunks of pancetta accompany a thick, buttery salmon. Demanding sauces are not the restaurant’s strong point but despite its faults, guests are having fun here, and the belly laughs can be contagious.

Recommended Dishes

Salmone onde e terra, $24.50; scamorza ai funghi trifolati, $10