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Acqua Santa

556 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-3593
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Ranked #577 of 4,348 restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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23 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Took my girlfriend here for lunch on a whim and we loved it - came back again and it is now one of our favorite spots. Food is great and atmosphere is antique and down to earth. They even gave us a glass of Lemoncello which was very nicely done!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

What this place has going for it is location and ambiance. Beyond that the food is adequate but nothing amazing. You can tell even with the ambiance it is a little tired looking. When asked about the house red wine the waitress was utterly confused.. "it is like a Merlot or Cabarnet".. umm these are not at all similar. Most... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

No chance I find this place unless I have a 30-something niece in Brooklyn who I've asked to find an Italian restaurant. My wife, daughter and myself drive at night from our hotel by JFK to this place on the westside of Brooklyn by following the GPS, we have no idea where we are. We find a parking spot right... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have eaten there twice and each time I was not disappointed, you truly feel like you are transported to Italy and eating in an outside garden, only you are inside,lovely at night. The food is very good and not pricy, great tasting food and well presented.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Really excellent food and environment. The position is definitely a little costly, but would make a excellent way to go on a date. Amazing Med sea recipes and rice. The breads they bring out before is also great! If you get bottles and a food, be ready to spend $25-$40 on one person. It's definitely a deserving position to check... More

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Rome, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

you eat better here than a lot of restaurants back in Italy.

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I came in, dressed professionally, to use the bathroom. Granted they said for customers only, so I agreed to order a coffee or something when I came out. When I did come out, (this was an emergency, I was feeling sick), a coffee was already on the bar. I did not even get the courtesy to order. I had planned... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

The food is ok, nothing special. The service is horrible.

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Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

This was a wonderful experience, and didn't cost a fortune. My husband and I had dinner at Acqua Santa on a Wednesday, and it was awesome. The appetizers - calamari and rollatini - were honestly nothing special. But the gnocchi was divine, veal very good, chocolate cake amazing and service superb. Also, an excellent wine list! We had a bottle... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Acqua Santa has a wonderful dining space and the staff is attentive, helpful and VERY nice! It is probably the staff that saves the 4 points for me. Together, that is, with very good main courses that we were all very happy with. If you go just for the main course I promise you will NOT go home dissapointed. For... More

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