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.
Where we've featured it
More spots in BrooklynSee more
Brooklyn Suya is a small Nigerian spot in Crown Heights where you should get a casual weeknight dinner in the area.
More Italian spotsSee more
Casa Nonna is a huge Italian restaurant in the Garment District with big booths and solid pasta.
Lupa is an ideal spot for that early-in-the-week dinner in Greenwich Village that you sort of want to cancel but can’t.
A bit more touristy and a bit more parent-y than we remember, but Peasant still has a few home run dishes worth visiting for.
Suggested by our writers
The Tribeca restaurant is less of the celebrity scene it once was, but still makes very good Italian food.
Hart’s is a tiny place in Bed-Stuy with great, unpretentious food and a constantly changing menu.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more