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Acqua Santa

556 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-3593
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Ranked #677 of 4,427 restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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27 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had an irish waiter who found it far too funny that we were English and out of the world cup. At one point we found him a little offensive. Food was great though - the best calzone I've ever had

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

excellent Italian food and great service.... lovely atmosphere a little bit of Italy... grape vines overhead... cozy and warm

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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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Greenwich, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 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
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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
49 helpful votes 49 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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