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Barano

26 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249 40.710328 -73.970029
nr. Kent Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-987-4500 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

baranobk.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri, 6pm-midnight; Sat, 11am-3pm and 6pm-midnight; Sun, 11am-3pm and 6pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Prices

$12-$48

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery

Profile

If you want a taste of the latest innovations in the tumultuous, suddenly cutting-edge world of ye olde Italian red-sauce cooking, I recommend you Uber across the Williamsburg Bridge to Barano, where the former Le Cirque and Rubirosa chef Al Di Meglio serves up a whole smorgasbord of updated old-school delights inspired by the recipes of his grandmother, with whom he grew up back on Staten Island. You can detect a hint of the old-neighborhood terroir in the house bucatini, which is smothered in a simmer of tomatoes and braised rabbit, the way nonna Di Meglio used to do, although there are three different varieties of housemade mozzarella on the menu at this casual neighborhood establishment (try the one hickory-smoked under a glass jar), and instead of nonna’s usual mash of bread crumbs and cheap beef, the meatballs are made with 21-day-aged short rib for an extra umami kick. Before you lapse gently into your food coma, be sure to call for the cannoli, which are made with two kinds of ricotta, bits of chewy, candied fruit from the home country, and a brittle, faintly sweet, Prosecco-infused shell that is so superior to the usual soggy Italian-deli version that it will make you wonder whether you’ve ever actually tasted the real thing.

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Recommended Dishes

Meatballs, $15; bucatini, $22; cannoli, $4

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