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556 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-3593
+1 718-384-9695
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian Food in a Most Lovely Garden

What a beautiful place this is! You step into a four season garden (it can be closed and covered during cold weather, it can be open in the warmer months) that is adorable, with lots of little, funny things to discover. And then the food, delicious authentic Italian food. Yes, you can eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Jurriaan V
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurant was decorated nicely and our waiter was very friendly. We ordered a pizza and it was ok, but could of been cooked a little longer. Our drinks (Banana Kiss Margarita) were $12 each, and there was only about 4-5oz of cocktail with all the ice in the glass. Had we known how much the drink was and how... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I rarely re-visit restaurants but went here 4 times over a 5 day holiday. Pasta was perfectly cooked. Food oozed freshness. Flavours were fresh and robust. Service was laud back but efficient. I am notoriously hard to please but rave about this place. This was one of my favourite restaurants of the year. Wish I could move it to London.... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The perfect place for a relaxing, authentic Italian meal. The setting is gorgeous and it's a very honest restaurant - does the basics extremely well and isn't at all pretentious like most Williamsburg eateries. Great food, plenty choice, relaxing atmosphere, value for money and I'm sure it's even nicer in the summer!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The dining area in the back is like a beautiful patio with winery vines above you. Looks like you are outside! Really very beautiful and great atmosphere for a nice dinner. Had the Filet with Barolo and Truffle sauce OMGOMGOMGOMG mouth watering! Nice wine list to not kill your pocket yet have a nice bottle of Chianti. Pasta was very... More 

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London
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Given the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and elsewhere, we visited this restaurant with high expectations, hopes which were sadly not realised. Matters were probably not helped by the fact that on the evening we attended, we were the only people there for most of the time, turning what might otherwise be a bustling and engaging space into a vast echoey... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm not going to go in depth about this restaurant except that it has some amazing Italian food. Everything is fresh, the wine is on point and it has an amazing back garden terrace. If you live here...go! If you don't...go.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While perusing Williamsburg, we stumbled into this gem literally to use the "ladies".. and found a jazz trio playing. It was so nice we decided to have dinner and were so pleased with our luck! The food was terrific,the service great, the vibe so fun. What a treat!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Beautiful patio and not so inviting interior space but the food is not so good and its hard to imagine how can pasta taste so bad but their brick oven pizzas are very decent and the location is very convenient, right off the L train Bedford stop but I'd rather eat at Aurora or even Oregano if looking for decent... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have walked by this restaurant many times and loved the greenhouse-like interior. After reading positive reviews online, I figured it would be a great place to take my mother for brunch for her birthday. I know most reviews are about dinner and not brunch, but I'm not sure how a restaurant so well regarded for its food could so... More 

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a beautiful place this is! You step into a four season garden (it can be closed and covered during cold weather, it can be open in the warmer months) that is adorable, with lots of little, funny things to discover. And then the food, delicious authentic Italian food. Yes, you can eat wonderful Italian food everywhere in this city... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-3593
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-384-9695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?