The original Fornino is in Williamsburg, but their Neapolitan-style pizzas fit in just fine in Brooklyn Heights. This is an excellent alternative to the lines at nearby Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s, and it’s also a much better option for summertime dining. When it’s nice out, there’s a big roof where you can sit and watch the sunset over Manhattan. Toppings here range from asparagus to fennel sausage and soppressata. And if you’re not in the mood for pizza, have a salad, some meatballs, or a prosciutto calzone.
Where we've featured it
You don’t just want to go someplace outside, you want to go someplace outside next to a large body of water.
More spots in BrooklynSee more
Habana Outpost is an extremely casual Cuban/American spot in Fort Greene with a huge outdoor patio where they play movies during the summer.
Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff
Ollie’s has Gushers, Cheetos, and ice cream for dogs. More importantly, this Bushwick spot also has some very good ice cream for humans.
Martha’s Country Bakery
Martha’s Country Bakery is an all-day spot in Williamsburg with lots of seating and a huge variety of desserts.
More Pizza spotsSee more
Industry Kitchen is a good spot to day drink outside with a group near the South Street Seaport.
Patricia’s is an Italian-American spot in Morris Park where you should share pizzas and pastas with a group.
Pizza Yard on Governors Island has some of the best pizza, and views to enjoy with said pizza, anywhere in the city.
Suggested by our writers
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
Pilot is a restaurant/bar on a boat in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and it’s a great place to eat oysters outside (as long as you don’t get seasick).
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more