Italy in Brooklyn

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Do you ever wake up wishing you were in Italy? I do, all the time. Specially on a hot summer day when all I want is an Aperol Spritz and to enjoy Aperitivo under a large umbrella. That said, I was craving pasta all last week…solution? Find the best Italian food close to my hood.

I used to run by Locanda Vini e Olii all the time when we lived in Fort Greene and it made me question what this adorable restaurant with a sign that reads “Levi’s Drug Store” was. After some research and some Yelp-ing I figured it out. It was a little slice of Italian heaven in Brooklyn.

Spencer and I took a walk over there on Sunday afternoon to briefly pretend we were in another country and enjoy their delicious pasta. Listed below is what we ate and what you should eat too…

To Start:
Seafood Guazzetto – Point Judith (RI) calamari stewed with palombo & mussels, tomato, chili pepper & white wine

To Share:
Guitar Strings “Alla Buttera” – Pancetta, tomato pomarola, chili pepper, egg yolk

Tagilerini Al Tartufo – Shaved Italian summer black truffles & white asparagus tossed with butter, grana padano cheese & tartufata puree (porcini mushrooms, black olives, anchovies, truffles)

To Drink:
Aperol Spritz– Traditional Venetian aperitivo made with prosecco & sparkling water, Aperol, Orange Slice

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