Much like all the nearby carriage houses and cobblestone streets that make riding a bike around Brooklyn Heights unnecessarily exciting, River Deli is super charming. This Sardinian-Italian spot is an ideal place to spend a cold night huddled at the bar, drinking negronis and eating some lasagna - which we prefer over the other pastas. Or stop in for a glass of wine and some olives while you try to remember if the woman sitting near the door is Emily Mortimer or Rachel Weisz.
More spots in Brooklyn HeightsSee more
Noodle Pudding is a cash-only Italian restaurant near the Brooklyn Bridge. The pastas are always reliable, and the vibe is Perfect For Sunday Dinner.
For great soup dumplings in a fast casual setting in Downtown Brooklyn, get Yaso Tangbao on your radar.
More Italian spotsSee more
Though the food at Bacaro is pretty good, it’s the kind of place you come to for the atmosphere.
Ainslie Enoteca e Birreria
Ainslie is a huge bar and restaurant in Williamsburg where you should eat wood-fired pizzas while day drinking with a group.
A simple Italian cafe that works in tons of situations, Epistrophy is one of our Nolita go-tos.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more