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79 Solid

Classic old-school Italian with unmatched nostalgia.

32 Withers St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211


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The lowdown

After more than 100 years in business, there’s no sign that the saucy zuppa di clams, hulking pork chops, or tender artichokes wilted under an avalanche of cheesy garlic bread crumbs are going anywhere soon. Decades-long regulars mingle with Williamsburg’s artists-and-yuppies community over plates of clams casino, mussels marinara, and prosciutto with melon. Bamonte’s gigantic handmade cheese ravioli, in a light tomato-and-meat sauce, are de rigueur, and among the finest available.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Aside from clams, skip most of the seafood.

Recommended DishesCheese ravioli in tomato-and-meat sauce; pork chops with hot and sweet vinegar peppers.

DrinksFull Bar