312 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn NY, 11211
Cuisine: Italian, Brick Oven Pizza
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Tues-Thurs, 12pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Booze: Full bar
Subway: L to Graham Ave.
Menu: Click Here
Delivery: Take-out only
NY Mag says:
Though smaller than its Rego Park original, Barosa in Williamsburg retains the classic Italian menu and amicable service. Décor is traditionally rustic: Brick walls are adjacent to wood paneling; hanging lanterns and dark-wood shelves display antique espresso makers and aged pots. A flat-screen TV hovers above the bar but is unobtrusive to diners at four-top tables. Red-hot cherry peppers pop up throughout the menu: in the fried calamari arrabiata antipasti; atop the signature Barosa rigatoni with broccoli rabe and sausage in a flavorful garlic-and-oil sauce; and underneath the popular prime skirt steak, all with delicious results. The thinly pounded and heavily breaded house veal (or chicken) cutlet comes brightened by a blanket of tomato, red onion, and fresh-mozzarella mix. Thin-crust pizzas use fresh mozzarella, with dough made fresh daily, and cannoli, tiramisu, cheesecake, crème brûlée are made in-house. Forgoing Frank Sinatra tunes, the restaurant hosts live-music nights where you might hear an upright bass and electric guitar duo.
Blackbook Mag says:
TAGS: Fairly Cheap, Graham, Italian, Pizza, Recommended, Restaurants, ★★★ Good
Rego Park fave enters a cluttered field of East Williamsburg Italians, but manages to hold its own. Fresh ingredients showed off on thin-crust pizzas, homemade dough topped with everything from meatballs to anchovies to artichokes to eggplant. Brick oven also turns out rustic bread stuffed with sautéed calamari or mussels. For entrées, don’t miss the tilapia, cooked with wine, lemon, and butter, and topped with a pistachio crust. Comfortable enough brick and wood digs, but focus stays on the food.