70 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Hours: BRUNCH: 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
LUNCH: NOON TO 3:30 PM
WEEKDAYS DINNER: 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
FRI/SAT DINNER: 6:00 PM TO MINDIGHT
SUNDAY DINNER: 5:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Tucked away in a isolated southeast corner of Williamsburg, this cozy brick- and wood-lined Italian has immediately become a take-out, delivery and drop-in boon for culinarily starved types who like its cheap prices and homemade pastas via a chef from Piedmont; the place has the feel of a branch of Max, which bodes well for its future.
NY Mag says:
Rome native Gaspare Villa named his rustic new restaurant after a favorite place in Tuscany. “I used to drive two and a half hours to get there,” he says. The trip to Aurora from Manhattan is much quicker, and well worth it for big bowls of chef Riccardo Buitoni’s maltagliati ragu. Not to mention, Villa now reaps the biggest benefit of a Brooklyn lease: a huge garden.