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Casanova

338 McGuinness Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.733679 -73.952091
nr. Green St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-389-0990 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Greenpoint Ave.

Prices

$7.95-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Nassau Ave. to 53rd Ave., Humboldt St. to West St.

Profile

When Neapolitan Luga DiPaolo opened this Italian eatery in 1979, the sign atop the building read Casa Nova for its previous occupant, a Spanish restaurant. DiPaolo shrugged then Italianated it by tightening the moniker and bringing his native comfort food to the kitchen. A 2007 renovation maintains the casual, working-class front room with wood tables and a red tile floor; a small formal dining room at back steps it up with white tablecloths and slightly creepy murals of island scenes and a troubadour. Most dishes are typical red-sauce fare: cheese pizzas, chicken/veal parmigiana, and spaghetti and meatballs. The house specialty is the Famous Grandma, a gigantic rectangle of a pizza simply seasoned with marinara sauce, melted mozzarella, chopped garlic, and fresh basil leaves. Although Casanova is located at a grim intersection before the Casimir Pulaski Bridge, for an authentic slice, it’s almost worth a pilgrimage.

Recommended Dishes

Famous grandma pizza, $18

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