Every neighborhood needs a place where you can take all of your first dates, pretend you’ve never been before, and act surprised by the secret patio with string lights and always-available tables. In Prospect Heights, that’s Ogliastro, a neighborhood pizza place with candlelit marble tables and a full bar that we wouldn’t mind going to once a week. The pizza here is pretty good, especially the classic margherita.
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Baba Cool Cafe
Baba Cool is an all-day cafe in Fort Greene that’s an ideal lunch option for vegetarians.
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Gargiulo’s is an old-school Italian spot that’s the most formal place to eat in Coney Island.
Tarallucci e Vino Restaurant
Tarllucci e Vino is an all-day cafe, with a few locations around the city. It’s sort of like a nicer, Italian Le Pain Quotiden.
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Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
Roberta’s is the most important pizza joint in New York City, and this commune of Brooklyn culture only gets better with age.
We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their neighborhood as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
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