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“A Great Find in Brooklyn” 5 of 5 stars
Review of scalino

scalino
347 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-840-5738
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Ranked #495 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A Great Find in Brooklyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

My son, who I was visiting from San Diego, took me to Scalino for Father's Day. It was a great present because restaurant value warms this old dad's heart. The house is small, maybe a dozen tables inside and four on the sidewalk, but we were able to get an immediate table around eight-thirty on a warm Saturday evening. A basket of fresh sourdough bread with a plate of quality olive oil arrived immediately -- a good start; and the short, only mildly interesting printed menu was supplemented by a large chalk board of specials dragged over by the waiter. Now we could choose from perhaps a dozen starters and as many entrees. Since I was a first-timer I ordered a "lump crab" and greens salad with some trepidation, but the crab was plentiful, fresh and dressed with a just the right amount of a carefully blended vinaigrette. The kid had a flavorful grilled shrimp and white bean salad that was likewise carefully prepared. I ordered "lamb stew" from the special board and was delighted to receive a generous portion of perfectly braised lamb shank in a nicely seasoned, reduction gravy with fresh mashed potatoes on the side. My son had a very tasty pasta dish with a smokey flavor as his main course,and I had a glass of pleasant rustico, a welcome change from the ubiquitous(and often nasty) house chianti served in neighborhood Italian places. Our food was uniformly excellent, fresh and promptly served. I loved everything about our meal and, when the $63 check arrived, even though I wasn't paying, felt the thrill of discovering an outstanding value -- a rarity these days, particularly in New York.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge MA
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“Fantastic, authentic Italian food (and I'm a snob)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

The food was really authentic, and the prices were reasonable. I wanted to try everything on the menu, but shared the arugula and parmesan salad, tomato and mozzarella, and homemade ravioli. Everything was great, and I will definitely be back!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“delicious italian place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

delicious italian place, totally down to earth, BYOB, one of my favorite places

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