The Randazzo family has been serving seafood on Emmons Avenue since 1932 and it shows. They’re most famous for their fried calamari (Gal-ah-MAD, in the local dialect), which is served with a homemade marinara sauce that comes in both medium and hot varieties. The baked clams and zuppa di mussels with red sauce are also worth trying if you like your bivalves hot, and their raw bar options are reliably good, which is not surprising given that you can practically toss your empty shells into the water from the storefront. For a non-seafood option, the fried zucchini is coated in classic Italian-style breadcrumbs and comes with a side of the same red sauce that Randazzo’s devotees love.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Sheepshead BaySee more
Wing Hing Seafood Restaurant
Wing Hing Seafood Restaurant is the best dim sum spot in Sheepshead Bay.
Jimmy's Famous Heroes
Jimmy's Famous Heroes in Sheepshead Bay might just make the best Italian sandwiches in Brooklyn.
Roll N Roaster
Roll N Roaster is a fast food place in Sheepshead Bay that’s been around since 1971, and it specializes in roast beef sandwiches and melted cheese.
More Italian spotsSee more
Aria Wine Bar
Aria Wine Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is a casual Italian wine bar that’s good for a date or some dinner before you see a show.
Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora - a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date.
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more