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32 Withers St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Lorimer St.
A Family Tradition for Over 100 Years
By Marc_W. Pepe on 12/15/2013
My family was established in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area around the same time Bamonte's opened in 1900. For the past 113 years we have enjoyed going to Bamonte's for everything from the pasta and fish, to the chops and steaks. The Owners and the Staff do an incredible job of making you feel welcome and appreciated. My favorites are the baked clams and shrimp oreganata appetizer (which is ordered off the menu, and subject to how hungry I am that evening), the veal chop with hot peppers, the london broil with mushrooms, and the linguine with crab sauce. I have many other favorites, but that is what makes this restaurant so special. I highly recommend Bamonte's, and hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I have for the past 100 years.
Family has gone here for over 25 years
By food101 on 3/27/2013
Coming to Bamonte's has been a family tradition for a long time-my father went with his parents, my aunts and uncles go, cousins, and now me! Bamonte's is an EXCELLENT place for a family meal, and has a great atmosphere. Their seafood is one of my favorite dishes, their best being the Flounder Oreginato and the salmon. Have also heard meat dishes are good, but seafood dishes are their specialty-we never order anything else! Pasta dishes are good as well, and meals come with a family-style served potatos, green beans, and escarole-all of which are delicous. To end with, the chocolate mouse or tiramisu is killer. Continuing the family tradition of Bamontes for a long time, this place is excellent.
Manzella Birthday Party
By bmanzella on 10/3/2012
Laura and all the staff were exceptional. Food was excellent! Would recommend very highly for small dinner or for larger party. Can't tell you how much we all enjoyed our party at this fabulous establishment!
A truely great old time Italian restaurant
By Chewkie on 2/24/2012
Forget about all those new wave avant-gard Italian restaurants that are all over Manhatten. Within a short L train ride to Williamsburg, this long time old style restaurant just blows them away. The food, the atmosphere and the ambiance are worth the trip. When you walk in the door, the wonderful aroma that is imbedded in the walls just about knocks you out and makes your mouth water. When you sit at your table, the waiters, who look like they have been there forever, treat you like you're a regular even though you're not. They can recommend excellent dishes for you if you like. The great dishes that my table tried were pork chop Mediterranian (which wasn't on the menu), veal chop, Branzino and liguini with crab sauce. All excellent. For starters, we tried the mussels, which were soft and succulent and spidini romano, which tastes like my old grandma's recipe. For dessert, we found out that one of the owners, Laura, was the baker and tried her great homemade apple pie. All in all, this place is high on my list of great restaurants and I will surely go back again and again.
By luvtoeat2 on 9/25/2011
Going there for about ten years The food was excellent until about a year ago Then everything slowly changed I was there the other night with 5 people Pork Chops well done and dry Shrimp Parm which used to be delicious was not cooked properly and no taste They just put cheese and sauce over fried shrimp They didn't cook it through Mussels marinara which used to be worth the trip alone was terrible Many mussels were rotten so the sauce has that bad stale taste. I think they are not keeping the mussels on ice so they are dying way before they cook it so there were lots of rotten mussels. its not the first time the mussels were like this. Shrimp oreginata another old time great dish was served with the bread crumbs dry and just laid on top of the shrimp instead of moist and cooked into it One of us had a dish that was cooked with wine and they never cooked the wine off the food so it tasted like wine I don't see any old timers there anymore The old timers probably have experienced a similar situation and they don't go there anymore The young local crowd is what you see there lately which in my opinion don't really know good Italian food so the managemnt don't realize that they are losing customers The 6 of us decided that we had enough and won't return as over the last year we have all had a bad meal there on occasion but figured that it was just a bad night, but after last week, we decided that this one time great restaurant is just bad, and we won't return again
5 dollars a ravioli... SERIOUSLY....
By mattlaverda on 7/9/2011
The food itself is great, full of flavor and authentic, you can tell the marinara sauce is a family recipe just from the sweetness alone. The only downfall that I have is the fact that, IT'S 5 DOLLARS A RAVIOLI AND YOU ONLY GET 3... Granted they are homemade, big, and really good... I would have settled for, homemade, medium, and really good at 2.50 a pop for 6... Aside from that I would go back no questions asked, but next time I'll get the big plate of pasta...
OMG I will never go again
By vannacappa on 5/8/2011
My family has been going here for over 50 years and just went back today because my mom wanted to go for mother's day. We were exteremly disappointed and hit the breaking point with my meal. The waiter waited 15 minutes before he came to take the order, then took another 20 minutes to bring the appetizers which were not up to par. The whole meal was 2 hours of bad service and food.
prosciutto was too thick
By marieecolicchio on 4/22/2011
I was pleasantly surprised upon entering the restaurant.....my friend Phil told me his parents had brought him there when he had made his first communion...way back in the early sixties......he even remembered where they had sat. The dinner was wonderful and the place made me remember my childhood in Brooklyn. One problem......the prosciutto......now everyone knows prosciutto must be cut paper thin!
By monajwalsh on 11/24/2010
My family and I have been eating at Bamonte's since the 1950's when we lived in the neighborhood. Now, it is the place for our extended family to meet when any of us are traveling through NY. Our cousin, Michael (Diesel) is the bartender, so be sure to say hello when you are waiting for your table! The mussels are the best you will EVER have anywhere. All the veal dishes are superb and the shrimp francese is to light and flavorful, you'll feel like an angel on a cloud. The service is attentive and the Bamonte family are all there, every night, to make sure you have the best experience every time you are there. The Delia/Walsh family and all of our friends look forward to another 100 years of fine dining at Bamonte's!
By fredhallman on 7/28/2010
just returned from a visit to Brooklyn and I can say that my dinner at Bamonte's was fantastic! From the greetings I received from Alex in the parking lot to those from the bartender and management when my party walked in, were just a prelude to the absolutely wonderful meal we enjoyed. My next visit to NYC will include Bamonte's without a doubt!!
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