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Fortunato Brothers Café & Pasticceria

289 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.713652 -73.94598
at Devoe St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-387-2281 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Sun-Thu, 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Graham Ave.; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Product Guide


  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


If Tony Soprano lived in Brooklyn, this is the bakery where he'd pick up a box of cannoli for Uncle Junior. Old paisanos wile away the afternoons sipping espresso at glossy black tables and watching the world go by through a wall of storefront windows. During the warmer months, this corner neighborhood institution draws a younger crowd from all over the city to sample its 24 flavors of gelato—including hard-to-find options like zuppa inglese and tiramisu—made fresh every day with ingredients flown in from Italy. You can taste the extra effort in the slightly smoky roasted pistachio and the ultrasweet strawberry. Though his family comes from Naples, owner Michael Fortunato draws inspiration from all over the boot in concocting his classic dolci—marzipan and sponge cake cassatta stuffed with cannoli filling, white chocolate-dipped kisses filled with hazelnut mousse, and crunchy yet chewy almond biscotti.