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Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats

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1657 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.66008 -73.983608
nr. Prospect Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-788-8001 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

giovannisbrooklyneats.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-12am

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park

Prices

$6.95-$14.95

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Windsor Terrace

Profile

Situated on a quiet block in the South Slope, this unassuming trattoria turns out better food than many of its more expensive peers to the north and east. The menu, which includes standards like meatballs, calamari, penne alla vodka, and chicken rollatini, isn’t very adventurous, but it is well executed. Among the highlights is an appetizer called Nonna’s Famous Meatballs: three ethereally light meatballs with tender, still pinkish interiors, topped with tomato sauce, fresh ricotta, and basil. Many of the pastas, including the lasagna and the tagliatelle, are made in house and are more than worth the slightly higher price. The menu’s second-course offerings include a succulent grilled hanger steak, served atop garlicky mashed potatoes and crowned with fried cipollini onions. The wine list is composed of simple, tasty, and affordable bottles. And be sure to leave room for dessert, particularly the excellent almond cake.

Recommended Dishes

Roasted beets tossed with sherry vinaigrette, walnuts, and goat cheese, $7.95; Nonna’s famous meatballs, $9.95; grilled hanger steak, $13.95; almond cake, $6

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