Montesacro is an Italian restaurant right near the Lorimer L station in Williamsburg with a huge covered garden that sort of feels like being inside a snowglobe. This place specializes in airy, oval-shaped flatbreads (called pinsa) which are all under $20. The small Italian starters here aren’t nearly as exciting as the pinsa and pasta - so focus on things like rigatoni carbonara and pinsa with broccolini, spicy sausage, and stracciatella instead of the salads and meat and cheese plates. If you’re looking for a date night spot where you won’t have to spend a ton of money to seem like the kind of person who’s been to Rome many times, this is it.
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