A warm welcome tonight for the newest addition to Williamsburg’s burgeoning restaurant scene, Moomba. Soft-opening this evening in the space formerly known as Vertuccio’s, Moomba’s prime real estate – it borders McCarren Park on North 12th – should make it a popular stop for the neighborhood’s brunch aficionados and late-night diners alike.
Offering a diverse (and ambitious) menu including wood-fired pizzas, a wide-ranging but well-priced list of small plates and tapas, and a fantastic selection of wines, Moomba seems perfectly positioned to accommodate larger groups looking for a family-style meal sharing experience. Adding to the party atmosphere: live music from a rotating list of local talent, as well as theme nights starting in the next few weeks.
Stay tuned for a full review of the restaurant, as well as a PDF copy of the menu. For now, here’s a sneak peek at the bar – made with repurposed wood! – and the place where the magic happens (also known as the pizza oven).
Moomba Brooklyn, open tonight, 232 N. 12th St btn. Driggs and Roebling; 718.486.3900