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Ferdinando's Forcucceria

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151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
718-855-1545
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Panell

Panella sandwiches the best also the pupo salad. Al; the dishes are to die for. A must place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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New York
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Panella sandwiches the best also the pupo salad. Al; the dishes are to die for. A must place to eat.

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brooklyn, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Awesome Sicilian dishes. Rice balls are off the hook. I think they have Manhattan special on tap here. If you don't know what that is skip it but if you have a taste for authentic Sicilian specialties try this place out.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, Usa
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wonderful filling Sicilian food without the frills. I love everything they have especially their Arancini and spiedini ... Made fresh and enjoy with a Manhattan soda or 2. Yummy hidden jewel off the beaten path.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ferdinando's is true, authentic Sicilian food. I've been eating there for over 50 years! My favorite is the Frutti di mare (mixed seafood salad), followed by a Panelle Special sandwich!!! Their riceball special is also fantastic. If you are really adventurous, try the vastedda sandwich. That's a spleen sandwich....definitely an acquired taste. Everything on the menu is freshly made, and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love talking to the locals. I always get the low-down on all those hidden gems around NY & BK. After a chat with a local antiques dealer, His Lordship and I made the 40 minute trek down to Ferdinandos. After all, if it was good enough for Frank Sinatra, then it was going to be good enough for us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As far as panelle and potato croquettes,egg plant parm go,this is the zenith.The store has been here for 90 years so it has to be good.BTW my mom worked here in the 50's learned how to make the specialties at home.I ate good.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Popped in here as part of a tour. The arancini and cannoli we tried were really good. Simple, authentic flavours. Mmmm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited Ferdinandos today with my wife after seeing it on the Travel Channel. It was everything I expected and more the menu had many choices of delicious Sicilian foods the waitress Debbie was friendly and full of information regarding the one hundred and ten year old restaurant The owner came over when he heard I was from the Bronx... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Best chick pea panneles around. Also Manhattan Special(coffee soda) on tap. Only place I have ever seen that has it on tap. Great rice balls. Staple of downtown brooklyn.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ferdinando’s. Beyond excellent. The best Italian food I have ever had. Possibly the best food I have ever had. The veal, is like butter. The sauce (gravy, whatever you prefer to call it) is smooth, so, soo, sooo smooth. The cannoli. Heaven. The coffee… prepare to be up all night, baby. And the portions are generous, so there is no... More 

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Address: 151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone Number: 718-855-1545
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn

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  • Address: 151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-855-1545

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