Gran Torino is an Italian restaurant near the Bedford stop in Williamsburg and it has a very large backyard with its very own outdoor bar. Considering this place is pretty much made for Williamsburg day drinking, the food is better than it needs to be. Head to the counter inside, where you can order personal Neapolitan pizzas, salads, and other Italian snacks. We like the kale caesar that’s not embarrassed about how many anchovies are in its dressing, and the personal-sized pizza with olives, mushrooms, and a nice blanket of prosciutto on top.
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Greenburg Bodega is an all-day cafe in Williamsburg with outside seating and kind-of-healthy gourmet food.
Toby’s Estate Coffee
Toby's Estate is a coffee company based in Williamsburg, and this is a quality coffee shop attached to the roastery.
If you need to pick up a sandwich in Williamsburg, Federoff’s is an excellent option. Get a cheesesteak or a huge BEC with Taylor Ham.
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We typically love ourselves some Michael White. Though his new hotel restaurant Ai Fiori is a sprawling space with more room than they know what to do with. Set inside The Setai, this is a bit of a cookie cutter hotel restaurant - one that isn’t bad, but just isn’t quite our style.
Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
Even though it might not be the coolest of the East Village Italian restaurants, Lavagna is right up there with the best.
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Mister Dips is a little trailer in a Williamsburg park where you can pick up a burger, some ice cream, and a thing of waffle fries covered in cheese.
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