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Ferdinando's Focacceria

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151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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469 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Good panelle sandwiches. Fast service small space busy during lunch hours. Old neighborhood cafe with locals running it.

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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Found it by accident 25 years ago and stop by every chance I get. The fresh ricotta the chic pea sandwichs and the manhattan special on tap

Thank Philc2020
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, the owner was at the entrance. We saluted him warmly, but he replied in a very cold way and without a smile. We sat immediately. Atmosphere and ambiance of this restaurant are Not OK. Even if you scan and see a wifi named "Ferdinandos" don't bother to ask for the password: they would clame that only the... More 

Thank Fabio_NY
Poughkeepsie, New York
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been eating at/from this restaurant for as long as I can remember. The Panelle sandwich is hands down, my absolute favorite item on the menu!! We moved a two hour drive from Ferdinando's nearly 30 years ago and we still go back for more; you can never get enough!! Once you get a bite of one, you too will... More 

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple times most recently with my girlfriend i as always had the sausage parm hero which was exquisite.she had the linguini and clam sauce and was floored with food and ambiance of an old school italian place

Thank Bruce H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Clearly not much has changed at Ferdinando's since 1904, and if it ain't broke... We went for lunch and were not disappointed! After seeing a special on a couple different travel channel programs, we knew we had to add it to the Brooklyn to-do list. The rice ball was yummy and my veal cutlet parm sandwich with fresh ricotta was... More 

Thank Jill C
Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

5 days of working with customers that knew Brooklyn. The last full day of work, the dealer stopped by to take the customer and myself to Ferdinando's Foocacceria. The restaurant was handed down in the family and 112 years old. We were a little late for the lunch crowd which was good on our part since we were able to... More 

Thank Klldzr69
brooklyn, new york
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I recently went here with my family for authentic Sicilian fare and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious! I loved my panelles sandwich and snuck bites from my husband's sausage parmigiana sandwich. Try everything on the menu, you will not be disappointed.

Thank brklynzbabie
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I grew up eating at this place.Back then teams of longshoremen would come in and eat.Now the clientele is the generations of families of those longshoremen and many Drs. and lawyers.The food is the best from panelle to potato coquettes and eggplant Parmesan.A cold manhattan special and your good to go.

1 Thank carlito w
Brooklyn, New York
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143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Ferdinando's was established in 1904. It appears to have the original tin ceiling, tile floor and ceramic accent tiles. Appetizer menu is a extensive and entree selection is large. Food is delicious, service excellent and wine and food reasonably priced. Highly recommend. An unusual entree is pasta con sarde, a Sicilian house specialty, and very, very good.

1 Thank SuzyQu15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-855-1545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?