The people behind Aita in Clinton Hill also run this neighborhood spot in Crown Heights. And like their other Italian restaurant, Aita Trattoria feels classy enough for your parents, but casual enough for a meal in your sweats. The walls are lined with framed portraits of people who look like they arrived in Brooklyn via the Gowanus Canal as well as kitchenware that looks old enough to have arrived with them. Order the lasagna, which is enough for two and will make you doubt the integrity of most other lasagnas.

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