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“Switch in Management means Slip in Quality”
Review of Fragole Ristorante

Fragole Ristorante
Ranked #915 of 5,364 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian
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Brooklyn, New York
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237 reviews
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“Switch in Management means Slip in Quality”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

When Fragole 1st opened almost 6 years ago it was our favorite "NEW" Italian Restaurant in Carroll Gardens. While it never replaced our old favorite 'Italian-American' Restaurant it was a great place for what's considered authentic modern Italian (Med-Coast) food.
Their flavors & combinations remined us of Capri and Sorrento. Food was fresh & the flavors were perfectly balanced. We ate their at least 4 times a month.
However, the original managing partner/co-owner went to open thier 3rd or 4th place elsewhere and this place (as far as the food is concerend) fell apart. All their red sauce tastes the same - which isn't always a bad thing. But in this case, their red sauce has the strong taste of Tomato Paste with a strong over-tone of Burnt Sauce from the bottom of the pot covered by too much oregino. This is the Triple Threat for Italians everywhere - you do not cut corners by starting with Paste instead of slow cooked tomatoes, you ALWAYS keep stirring the pot so the sauce doesn't burn and you NEVER add oregeno to cover the 1st 2 mistakes - - - that combo is your aunt's worst Pizza Sauce.
Is it always crowded - Yes. It has a great wine list and good finger food to have with drinks
Is it a young crowd - Yes. They're there to drink & snack and meet.
Is the Dinner Menu worth the price or the visit? NO.
Is it a place to try? Yes. For a real meal? NO.

  • Visited September 2011
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“Never fails to satisfy our palates”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Great Italian food and excellent service in unassuming location on Court Street (Cobble Hill), Brooklyn. This was our second visit and loved the salad and entree.

  • Visited July 2011
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“great neighborhood spot”
Reviewed April 17, 2008

great neighborhood spot

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“This is my absolute favorite. Great food, nice setting, good selection of specials, and very good prices. The staff...”
Reviewed March 5, 2008

This is my absolute favorite. Great food, nice setting, good selection of specials, and very good prices. The staff are all friendly neighborhood types. Never had a bad meal here, and i've been going for years. Can't rate it high enough. If you're looking for snooty people or to spend more money then go elsewhere.

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“decent Italian. Not rememberable”
Reviewed January 21, 2008

decent Italian. Not rememberable

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