Il Passatore


Il Passatore

14 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: Italian
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Booze: Beer and Wine Only
Subway:L to Graham Ave.
Menu: Click Here
Delivery: Yes
NY Mag says:

Two former waiters from La Piadina in the West Village opened this Roman flatbread haven in 2007 and named it for an Italian version of Robin Hood. Menu items hover under $10, with piadina, an unleavened bread cooked on a special tile over charcoal, served hot and filled with cheese or salami (or both) and hand-cut pastas like strozzapreti (short, thin strips) and pappardelle made fresh, daily. Yellow and red beets are paired with sliced oranges under a pile of baby spinach leaves, and the arugula salad with pears and huge shavings of Parmesan cheese is classic and refreshing. The dining room is cozy, with candles, exposed brick, and dark wooden floors. During summer months, doors in the back give way to a quiet wooden patio decked out with tiny electric lights and red-and-white umbrellas. Listen to the specials recited with a heavy Italian accent out here, and you might just forget you’re dining locally.

Metromix says:

All of the pasta is handmade in this charming and romantic Italian trattoria, which focuses on cuisine from the owner’s native Romagna and is named after a famous ferryman legend from the region. There are not many choices and the portions are fairly small, but with strozzapreti, tagliolini and spinach-and-ricotta gnocchi (also known as malfatti) this light and sumptuous, you won’t mind. The busy, intimate Williamsburg trattoria is everything you want in a neighborhood gem, with exposed brick and dark hardwood floors and prices reasonable enough to make weekly trips possible.