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Il Passatore

14 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Metropolitan Ave.
718-963-3100

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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Fantastic spot - great food nice vibe

By suzfin on 7/24/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the best place I have eaten in a long while! The food is fabulous, I had the gnocchi and my boyfriend had seafood pasta. We ordered appetizers, pasta, wine and dessert and the meal didn't break the bank. I have had lots of nice up market Italian in New York, but this was upmarket food at very reasonable prices - my gnocchi was $8.50 and was a full main dish! The house red wine was lovely, and the service in my experience was good. I will be returning there many times (hopefully!)

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37 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

Affordable, delicious and really Italian!

By kafode on 2/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My boyfriend and I live nearby and come here whenever we crave a nice night out without wanting to spend a lot of money. We've tried a lot of dishes and have never been disappointed. My cheap go-to is the great selection of housemade pastas -- fresh, simple and super-comforting. (the lamb parpardelle and the salmon pasta are amazing!) and at 8-11 bux a pop, how can you go wrong! I also appreciate the option of ordering half carafes of wine and in the warmer months they often give complimentary shots of limoncello after your meal. The place is comfy and cozy and the service has always been lovely! (who doesn't love hearing the specials list in an Italian accent!)

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45 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

this was a very pleasant experience

By claudiaromana on 4/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I felt immediately comfortable and welcomed. Everybody was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good and so was the wine. It was worth while coming to Williamsburg for a little excursion.

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81 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

Worst service I've ever experienced

By foodreview81 on 8/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I felt compelled to write this review after having the worst dining experience of my life. Our party ordered two primi pastas to be followed by two secundi meats, and the waiter brought all four dishes out at the same time. When I explained that we wanted our pasta dishes served first followed by our mains, I was treated as though this was the most ridiculous idea in the history of dining. He said he would keep the plates “warm in the back,” including a steak originally cooked medium-rare. When the meat came out twenty minutes later, it was lukewarm and overcooked. Given his rude behavior, we paid a tip of 10%. We left the restaurant, but shortly thereafter, we realized an item was left behind, so I returned to retrieve it. As soon as I entered, this waiter approached me, and, in a raised voice, he asked if I was displeased with the service. In dramatic fashion so as to garner the attention of the entire dining room, he then walked behind the bar to the tip jar and dug out my tip to return it to me. I refused and will never again return to this restaurant.

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97 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

Mixed Review

By dudelovesfood on 7/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

So, I am glad to see in the NY Mag review that this place was started by former waiters from one of my favorite Manhattan joints -- Piadina. The staff at Il Passatore had never heard of Piadina and Il Passatore is a near carbon-copy of Piadina, so me and my friend were baffled as we noticed the similarities, down to the smallest decor and menu items. Frankly, I don't understand being proud of creating something that is a copy of the vision of someone else, however, it was a pleasant place to eat and I am sure it is a respite in the wasteland that is Flatbush. In fact, it was very reasonable in price with a charming atmosphere and acceptable food (I would say Piadina has "very good" food). Overall, not bad, not great. I would definitely go if I happened to be in that hood again, but would prefer the original.

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76 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

What a charming little place!

By pastalover21 on 10/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is charming and it has such a nice, warm atmosphere! The owners of the restaurant are from northern Italy and the menu contains many traditional dishes from the Emilia Romagna region. The food is DELICIOUS and the prices are very, very reasonable. The wine list is great too. I highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone! Favorite dishes so far: piadina with arugula and prosciutto, papperdelle with lamb ragu, and the french toast w/ carmelized walnuts and apples on the brunch menu. I have no idea what "dandygeorge" was talking about in his/her review, but they were way off. This customer will DEFINITELY be back!

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85 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

I am so glad that they opened!

By brooklyn112 on 10/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Before this place opened we were stuck eating pizza 24/7 in the pepperoni triangle that is Graham Ave area. Now we can have a great affordable brunch or dinner any time. I really love the lasagna and the pappardelle with lamb ragu. The salads are nice, and the so is the staff. I have never had a problem there like the other person mentioned except having to wait for a table on a Saturday night with out a reservation. Their garden is super cute and I wish it was open later on in the season,but I am not complaining!

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84 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

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