Tue-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-10:30pm; Mon, closed
B, Q at Seventh Ave.
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The folks behind Park Slope’s Scottadito Osteria Toscana would do well to pay as much attention to their moderately priced restaurant’s cuisine at they do its décor. Decked out in full Tuscan-farmhouse regalia—tile floors, rough-hewn wood furniture, plastered and exposed-brick walls, wrought iron and copper details, and roaring fireplace—the aesthetic borders on theme park-y but remains just shy of camp. It’s actually quite charmingly welcoming. This is less true of the food. As the restaurant’s name suggests, the menu focuses on Tuscany, and the kitchen makes an honest effort at authenticity with homemade pasta, pastries, bread, and cured meats, many organic ingredients, a range of stuffed and grilled meats, and plenty of regional specials every night. But execution sometimes falls short. Pastas and sauces are underseasoned, and occasionally the timing seems to be off in the kitchen. The simpler dishes and the weekend brunch—which offers Italian takes on traditional American brunch fare—are a safe bet. Still, the atmosphere makes it worthwhile enough, as long as you keep your expectations in check.Prix-Fixe
Three-courses, 4 p.m.–7 p.m., $15.95; 7 p.m.–close, $49.95 for two, including a bottle of wine.
Uova fiorentine, $18.95 (brunch prix fixe); gnocchetti di ricotta spinaci e salvia, $17