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Ferdinando's Focacceria

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151 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-2909
+1 718-855-1545
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice balls” (22 reviews)
“arancini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
151 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-2909
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great pannelle specials ( fried chickpeas, ricotta cheese, parmigiana cheese on a roll...and heated in an oven). However..you have to put up with the owner who sits by the door scowling at all who come through....but..it is worth going.

Thank James a
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Discovered this hidden gem through friends who grew up in this part of Brooklyn. Some of the dishes here are so regional I’ve never had them before! Try the panell, stuffed artichoke, vastedda(spleen sandwich), arancina (unlike any arancina I’ve ever had). Great experience... don’t miss...More

Thank sockase1
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Yum. Delicious arancini balls with mince meat and peas in the middle. The cannelloni is to die for. The filling just delicious. Thanks famous fat dave.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

This place has amazing food. I have been a customer for 40 years and will continue to eat here. Rice balls, Panelle, Potatoe Croquette..OMG!!!!. Manhattan Special on Tap..nothing more to say!!! It is a must and you will be addicted

1  Thank designsbyvalentino
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I'm a first generation Italian-American whose parents were born and raised in Calabria, Italy, right across from Sicily. So I am rather familiar with cooking from that region. To say that Ferdinando's is authentic would be an understatement. From the food, to the owner, to...More

Thank Dom A
Reviewed December 17, 2017

High on our list of great finds, this truly wonderful traditional Sicilian restaurant is nothing short of amazing. Opening in 1904 it has been in continuous operation and we felt very lucky to have the experience of dining there. Four of us shared many plates...More

Thank LynnSeattle
Reviewed October 15, 2017

During a recent visit to Brooklyn, my daughter and I found this great Sicilian restaurant which more than lived up to its great online reviews. We started out sharing the rice ball and stuffed artichoke; both had linguini with clam sauce (me the white and...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This is a great little gem of a restaurant! Very few places are left that serve these old fashioned Sicilian dishes. A couple of my favorites are Pasta Con Sarde and Panelle (alone or as a sandwich) but you can't go wrong with anything on...More

Thank foodiefanatic2015
Reviewed May 19, 2017

This restaurant still preserves the spirit of the old immigrant Brooklyn, because its history began more than a hundred years ago as a small Sicilian institution. The interior seems to be taken from the movies about New York of the last century - old photos...More

4  Thank archil a
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

This place claims to be a Sicilian eatery with authentic Sicilian cuisine. The place is very small with original 1930s feel and look. It is very clean and I love the nostalgia about it. I was able to find street parking. It's the same food...More

Thank Albert F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-2909
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-855-1545
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