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“Great neighborhood spot- but stick with the pastas” 4 of 5 stars
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Il Passatore
14 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
718.963.3100
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Ranked #361 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood spot- but stick with the pastas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have been to Il Passatore many times since they opened. I actually think they get better and better- the food is very good with special unique favors- especially nice on a cold night or in the summer for dinner in their backyard. I would highly recommend any of the pasta and appetizers especially the brussel sprouts, tortellini and ragu. I went the other day for brunch and the pistachio pancakes and bacon were delicious. However, we also ordered the steak and eggs which were surprisingly really Not good. I would definitely go back but would just warn anyone not to get this. Really other then then this, the restaurant is charming and typically very very good.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food with a nice neighborhood feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We took family here at friend's recommendation - very glad we went. This is a small restaurant with a cozy family atmosphere. We sat out back on the patio. There were 5 of us and we ordered a lot of different appetizers to share. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The pasta dishes were cooked perfectly and everyone left smiling and full. Put this one on your list. Just know they don't take credit cards - cash only!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denton, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Neat atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had pretty good service here. They take reservations and stick to them (we got there about 20 minutes early and weren't seated until our reservation time). We ate dinner outside, which was a lively Italian-lighted atmosphere. It's pretty casual as far as attire goes. When we were inside, I felt like the lights were almost turned completely down, and they kept turning them lower so I'd recommend eating outside if you want to see your food :)

We got a carafe of wine to split and they brought out bread, which was very good. I ordered a pink sauce tortellini which was about $10. It was just okay in my opinion. My friend ordered the gnocchi which was also okay. My husband got the black angus sirloin (about $20), which was very good. I've heard great things about it, so maybe we just went on an off day. It's run by Italians and is authentic food.

Visited June 2013
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nashua, nh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nice atmosphere, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Amazingly, got in with no wait at 9:30 on a Saturday evening without a reservation. Ate in the patio area out back, very nice atmosphere. Our party of five shared two bottles of wine, app's, and five entrees for under $150. The pasta dishes were fresh and perfectly al dente, sauces were very good - all in all, a terrific value. We'll be back!

Visited June 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“execellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've had italian food at over NYC and travelled abroad to Italy for culiany experience. I would rank them 4 out of 5 for sure for its food, price and atmosphere. First of all, this is located in East Willimaburg, out of nowhere but great location to look for parking. I normally dont come to this part of the town but the restuarant is definitely a neighborhood charm. The food is good and best of all its the value, good food and great value is what I normally look for unless I'm taking someone out on a date. The Apps were done right and the homemade pasta is made perfectly, Ciao!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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