Mon-Thu, noon-3:30pm and 6pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3:30pm and 6pm-midnight; Sat, 11am-4pm and 6pm-midnight; Sun, 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm
L at Bedford Ave.
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Division Ave. to N. 12th St., Union Ave. to Kent Ave.
Rome native Gaspare Villa named his rustic new restaurant after a favorite place in Tuscany. “I used to drive two and a half hours to get there,” he says. The trip to Aurora from Manhattan is much quicker, and well worth it for big bowls of chef Riccardo Buitoni’s maltagliati Bolognese; gnocchetti with fava beans, foraged mushrooms, and pea greens; and kale salad with farro, baby turnips and pecorino. Not to mention, Villa now reaps the biggest benefit of a Brooklyn lease: a huge garden.Brunch
Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.