Montesacro is an Italian restaurant right near the Lorimer L station in Williamsburg with a huge covered garden that sort of feels like being inside a snowglobe. This place specializes in airy, oval-shaped flatbreads (called pinsa) which are all under $20. The small Italian starters here aren’t nearly as exciting as the pinsa and pasta - so focus on things like rigatoni carbonara and pinsa with broccolini, spicy sausage, and stracciatella instead of the salads and meat and cheese plates. If you’re looking for a date night spot where you won’t have to spend a ton of money to seem like the kind of person who’s been to Rome many times, this is it.
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Pheasant is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg where you and your friends should spend a few hours on a Wednesday evening.
If you live near Walter Foods, you come here a lot. I guess if we lived near Walter Foods, we would too.
Best Pizza is a wood-fired pizza spot that serves classic New York City slices in Williamsburg.
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Hearth has been one of the East Village’s best restaurants for over a decade, and it just got a whole lot lighter and leaner.
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The Meatball Shop Chelsea
Reliable, delicious, and full of balls. If there’s not at Meatball Shop near you already, there will be soon. This thing is about to go full Shake Shack.
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Misi is the pasta-focused restaurant from the people behind one of our all-time favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Lilia.
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