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
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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 son of the owner knows it, and he isn't there at the moment. If you want to eat pasta, be ready to pay about 25 dollars. A Mexican chef will prepare for you a dish of pasta that is definitely not an Italian recepie. I didn't like it at all. I will never eat again at Ferdinando's.
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 be hooked so remember to bring a few home for later :)
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
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 wonderful, but the star was my boyfriends sausage parm sandwich! The house made sausage had amazing flavor, but the fresh bread stole the show! Crusty on the outside and warm and chewy on the inside. We followed up with a homemade cannoli that was just right. Don't miss this gem on Union St for an authentic old school experience!