Sun–Thu, noon–10p.m.; Fri–Sat, noon–11p.m.
Nearby Subway Stops
G at Nassau Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Dine at the Bar
- Online Ordering
- Reservations Not Required
- Full Bar
With simple décor and a no-nonsense attitude, it’s clear that the focus at Scalino is on the food. The Greenpoint location mimics the Park Slope original’s menu, but the look is slightly less informal. Exposed brick walls under dangling filament bulbs surround wooden tables and mismatched chairs. The friendly waiter leaves an oversize specials board tableside for you to study. A breadcrumb-less vegetable Parmigiana layers eggplant and zucchini under delicious tomato sauce and fresh-grated Parmesan cheese, and arugula topped with endive and flavorful blue cheese makes for a nice, lighter start. The West Village’s century-old Raffetto’s supplies the fresh pasta for creamy pappardelle with smoked bacon, and penne with broccoli rabe and crumbled sausage. The lamb shank braised on the bone for a very tender, stewlike result is served on white beans. The dessert menu covers all the European classics, like homemade rich crème brûlée and an intensely chocolately mousse with whipped cream.Recommended Dishes
Lamb shank, $18.50
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