1) ABOSOLUTELY AMAZING! Delicious, good portion size, and very courteous staff. 3 of my friends and I had the 24 hour braised pork ribs special, Fritto misto(fried calamari & tiger shrimps with roasted pepper aioli), paparadelle al funghi (homemade ribbon pasta, shiitake, porcini, and porto bello ragout, white wine truffle oil), Tagliatelle al Brie Arugala e Speck (homade pasta with melted brie, proscuitto, arugala and truffle oil), aaaand of course dessert: Tiramisu and apple crostata with Nutella gelato (WE FINISHED the 2 desserts in 30 sec FLAT no joke)
Let me add this is so far the only restaurant I made reservations for 2 nights in a row for the same weekend...
Sumito A./Manhattan, NY
I've never eaten here, reviewed this place by accident, but now have to eat here pronto and update my review.
Frances G./ Brooklyn, NY
Words can not express how grateful we are for how special Donald and the entire team made our wedding day. It was a small and informal wedding of 18 guest, so with this said it was very important for me to ensure the table was set up as one and that we had a nice family brunch feel to it. The table setup totally exceeded my expectations, i was floored. The food was amazing, brought a new meaning to Italian cuisine for us (and my husband and I have been to some pretty good Italian restaurants), Scottadito is by far the best and most fresh! Every single one of our family members raved of how excellent the food was and how warm the staff is as well as tentative. There was not one moment when we had to ask for more of anything, the waiters were on point and Donald's wife, goodness...what a lovely person. She ensured we had all we wished for and always asked if there was anything else she could do.
We visited Scottadito's again yesterday (2/14/12), our Valentines Date was amazing! Oh my goodness, we had the prefix menu and it was delicious! I had the Gnocchetti and the Lobster and it was a 10/10, excellent!
The Chef is extremely talented and through the quality of his food you can tell he has much passion for what he does...hats of to the Chef!
Anna J./Brooklyn, NY
My new favorite brunch spot!
After hearing several of my park slope friends gush about this place I finally made my way over for Brunch and quickly realized why everyone was so vocal about their reviews. Immediately upon entering we were warmly greeted and seated. The brunch is $18 with unlimited mimosas, and when they say unlimited what they're really saying is, we will try our hardest to get you drunk. My glass was never empty and even after we were finished eating they encouraged us to sit, drink, and relax. The food itself is amazing, I'm definitely planning on going for dinner soon.
Jolene M./ Brooklyn, NY
Wa wa wee wa! This place was a lucky little gem that we just happened to find after getting off of our flight from Chicago. We rented a little apt just south of this place but we were STARVING and couldn't wait to get all the way home first. So, I hit up Yelp and in we came.
I'll start by saying we were immediately welcomed by a really nice waiter, who let us use another table next to us to put our bags and let us get settled, which was really nice. The place apparently was due to close soon but they were incredibly accommodating anyway. The place overall just had this really comfy, cozy, cabiny, rustic kind of feel and the small bar at the front of the place was nice and cute as well. Our waiter helped us pick out a really great bottle of wine which we enjoyed with our bread and we got two great salads as well. Then the best part...
I got this amazing seafood linguine which hit the spot, but the showstopper had to be my boyfriends prosciutto, brie, arugula truffle pasta. Holy wow. He is an Italian food guru, overal foodie, and used to work at a Country Club and even he said it was one of the best Italian dishes he's ever had, easily.
Also, as we were wrapping up, being the huge nerd that I am, I checked into Foursquare and got us 25% off the check, which I kind of felt guilty about asking about, but the waiter was totally polite and awesome about it.
Then as we left, my boyfriend asked for matches and the bartender was super nice and let him use her lighter. Upon returning it, the owner/manager (not sure which) kept thanking us for coming in and asked how we loved everything and asked how we heard of the place. I said of course it was amazing and that we read about it on Yelp and he asked for a review, which I was planning on writing anyway, but here I am!
To sum it up though, this place was great and everyone here was super nice. I'll definitely be back and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
Ashley B./Chicago, IL
Wow. Went to this little restaurant in Park Slope for the first time last night with a friend of mine. I got there a bit early, so sat at the bar enjoying a glass of wine. All of the servers were so FRIENDLY (esp Roland), it was like I wasn't waiting alone at all! I've only lived in New York for a year and I'm just now beginning to explore BK, and I'm a huge fan.
Also wine Wednesday - 1/2 price bottles - all of em. Also a huge fan.
On to the food:
App (special)- Grilled buffalo mozzarella (imported weekly from Italy) with pancetta and artichoke. Delicious, although a little cold (my one criticism).
Meal - I had the Tagliatelle al Brie, Arugula e Speck, which came with truffle oil. I'm not a big fan of truffle oil, so I was a bit nervous at first. But this was amazing. Cream sauce, that still tasted light and fluffy, hint of truffle, but not overpowering. An amazing balance of the ingredients. My dining companion had the Papradelle Scottadito, which I tasted - also delicious. Nice red sauce with good spicing. She finished her whole meal - I saved some to enjoy another day.
Dessert - Flourless chocolate cake with Nutella swirled vanilla ice cream. Can you say yum?? We scraped the plate clean. dd>
The decor was also impecable. Exposed brick, rustic wooden tables. Adorable, without being overstated.
Amy M./ Manhattan, Ny
I absolutely LOVE coming here. It's like my home away from home. My boyfriend and I come to eat here often and are treated like kings and queens. The service is impeccable, down to the slightest detail. And the food is always delicious. I always leave stuffed, fulfilled and happy. The ambiance is so romantic, delicate, sweet and beautiful that you can be just as happy sitting at the bar chatting up the staff while you eat and drink or sitting comfortably at any one of the tables up front, out back or downstairs. I've recommended this place to friends for brunch and dinner and they were just as thrilled as I am. Scottadito is truly a charming hidden gem in Park Slope and selfishly, I hope it stays that way because they are just that good !
My favorite go-to dishes are the insalata caterina and spinach ricotta gnocchi with sage butter. Any specials they have going are tops. Their hangar steak is delicious and cooked to melt in your mouth. It feels like an authentic Tuscan bistro.
The last time we went to Scottadito it was packed so we sat at the bar and had a BLAST. I ordered my gnocchi. The head chef saw what I was eating and asked if I liked truffles. I said yes and he rushed back into the kitchen and before I know it, came back out and started dumping FRESH - and I mean fresh fresh fresh - white truffles from Italy all over my gnocchi. And let me just say - I was in food heaven. You can tell the man really puts his heart and soul into the food and is as excited to share it with you.
Go here. You'll have a new date spot, I promise.
Danielle H./Brooklyn, NY
Scottadito is the best restaurant in Park Slope and the greatest hidden gem, perhaps in all of Brooklyn. My girlfriend and I are regulars here and are treated like family. The staff is warm, welcoming and charming. The ambiance is almost supernatural in its ability to make a restaurant on Union st in Brooklyn feel like a authentic Tuscan bistro with its leather-bound menus and stained wood atmosphere.
Their insalata caterina is delicious and the burrata mozzarella appetizer melts in your mouth. My girlfriend almost always orders the spinach ricotta gnocchi in butter-sage sauce and I tend to alternate around the entrees. My favorite is the stuffed-fish special with kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes.
The entire atmosphere of Scottadito makes one want to slow down and enjoy life, and we never, ever feel rushed. (In fact, sometimes they ply us to stay longer with insisting on refilling our wine glasses, gratis.)
Last song of praise is of course, over the cost. As a young couple on a budget, we rarely have the opportunity to take ourselves out to a nice, elegant meal. Scottadito gives us that opportunity time and time again without hurting the wallet. They truly are a magnificent gem that everyone should try.
Gideon L./Brooklyn, NY
I am soooooooooooo going back next thursday and the week after that and on the weekend:).....My mom LOVED the food and she is THE most pickiest eater ever...She talked about the food the next day...I was very happy as well but Im more into customer service and I have to say that I was treated like a QUEEN I love that place I will ALWAYS go there........I purchased a Yelp deal and it was worth it Scottadito now has a regular customer:)
Latonya W./Brooklyn, NY
We are regulars at this restaurant, and always enjoy the food and the service.
We are also amazed at the small-mindedness of some reviewers, who have one trivial negative experience and proceed to write a diatribe. Even if the diatribe you're writing has some element of truth, keep in mind that every restaurant worker is entitled to an occasional off-night. And, there are two sides to every story.
Park Slope needs more restaurants like Scottadito, and too many of these kind on or near 7th Ave. are going out of business. Very reasonable prices, delicious food, and we've never had a bad-service experience.
So before you write a diatribe, please think. Or, next time you walk by Scottadito there just might be a vacant storefront, like the one across the street.
Bill M./Brooklyn, NY
My wife and I went here using a Yelp coupon. The server was very friendly and the food was perfect. We loved the atmosphere too.
Ryan T./Brooklyn, NY
Bottomless Mimosas FTW!! I have recently moved to Brooklyn from Houston where most of our brunch spots have a heavy mexican influence (e.g. breakfast tamales, migas, etc..), so it's pretty awesome to have an Italian influenced brunch. To make it even better, bottomless mimosas and meal for $18.00! I can't wait till this weekend to go back!
Bryce R./Brooklyn, NY
Great homemade pasta and very reasonably priced. My boyfriend and I go here a lot and are always treated well. He gets the papardelle scottadito every time and I like to try their daily specials. Right after we order, we are always given a complimentary tasting of the soup of the day and end the meal with fresh limoncello on the house. Warm environment, delicious food, and great prices - what more could you ask for?
Allison G./Brooklyn, NY
Consistently good food every time I've been here! You often get little freebies, like soup samples and limoncello for dessert and this is always welcome. Service tends to be lacking and your waiter tends to disappear, but I can forgive this in exchange for the good food.
Katie I./Brooklyn, NY
I decided I wanted to have a ladies brunch to get my girlfriends together without our significant others for a change. It is also a good way to bring your single friends out! Anyway, we went here for brunch I made a reservation earlier in the week. We sat down and had a solid 3 glasses of mimosas before we even ordered. The brunch was $18 with unlimited mimosas and champagne. Girl talk, gossip and food was awesome. They did not cheap out of the drinks and we found ourselves drinking and drinking and drinking. FOUR HOURS LATER we finished our food and drinks and left.
Props to a place that doesn't rush you out. There weren't any people waiting so I think that played a part. I don't know how we managed to sit from 12-4 drinking and eating breakfast. We even had a new waiter because we were there for so long. I DESPISE places that have 'open bar /unlimited brunch' advertised and then they skimp out on the booze and or rush you out of there.
Everyone had something different - eggs, salads, etc. I had french toast with nutella and banana. O-M-G. Foodgasm. I had been looking forward to this meal all week. I had one piece of the French Toast and gave the other half to the table. My friends all ate a piece and enjoyed it.
We will definitely be back.
I was supposed to go with my family on a Sunday but we didn't make a reservation. They told us it was a 45 minute wait. I think Sundays are more crowded so choose wisely.
Brittany S./Ney York, NY
I feel like I've been writing a lot of positive reviews lately, but that's good! I thought this place was great. I had a reservation for a party of 6 on a friday night, but when our 6 turned to 5, then 4, we apologized profusely (for taking up a big table) but the hostess and waitress were gracious and accomodating. The food was great, our server Tracey was great, food and drinks were reasonably priced, and the setting is beautiful, warm and cozy. And I loved the fact that I could get a half-order of pasta, instead of the usual giant order most restaurants charge a bunch of money for, that I inevitably waste or send home in a box to my brother-in-law. I'd love to try the brunch, and will definitely be back.
Jennifer F./Brooklyn, NY
my boyfriend and i decided to wing dinner and use a deal we had for this place. i didnt have much expectations as i opened the door to what looked like an apt building entrance(?!) and stepped into the restaurant on the left.
i took in the simple, rustic decor - brick wall, wooden beamed ceiling, a fireplace off to the side. we were served by a very attentive waiter, who took good care of us throughout the entire meal - even refilling our waters without having to ask.
we started with the cozze in padella (mussels) and fritto misto (calamari). their calamari is the best i had, and i'm not really fond of calamari at all. we both ordered pasta dishes - him, the fettucine zafferano & me, the paparadelle al funghi. my dish was basically a ribbon pasta w/ shitake, porcini, portabello ragout & white truffle oil. if you are a mushroom/truffle oil fan, this is definitely the way to go!
overall, the 5 stars really belongs to the delicious food. very well-seasoned with a home-cooked feel, and HUGE portions (we had to wrap up our entrees). did i mention the complimentary shot cup of squash soup? i practically threw it back and wanted another!
i have no complaints of scottadito... maybe, except for the fact that we were "accidentally" charged with a chianti we never ordered HHMMMM...
Colleen S./ Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic atmosphere, great food, and unlimited Mimosas! The mrs and i have brunch here all the time, highly recommend it!
William H./Brooklyn, NY
Went there with my boyfriend for dinner recently. Having walked by several times over the last few months, we thought it was time to try something new. First, the service was impeccable. The hostess remembered our reservation name, and the waiter was as personable as could be. We really felt at home. The food was delicious and handmade, definitely freshly prepared. I got the spinach gnocchi, and it was wonderful. My boyfriend got a small pizza (old-school flat crust - great!) and salmon, which had a splendid crispy outer layer. The mozzarella appetizer was fabulous - special handcrafted mozz (creamy on the inside) with beets was a scrumptious way to start the meal. We ended with sparkling wine and a light raspberry dessert. We left the restaurant wondering why in the world we waited so long to go. We'll be going back today for their brunch special! Highly recommend dinner at Scottadito.
Sarah O./Woodbridge, CT
Scottadito was the first restaurant on our list of places to try out for our wedding reception. Not even halfway into our tasting with the owner, my fiance leaned into me and whispered, "I'm sold - I don't want to go anywhere else." Donald, the owner was so welcoming and clearly took pride in his restaurant, his staff and the food they served. And the food - mmm!! They make just about everything in house - the focaccia, the pasta, etc. and it shows. It's all very fresh.
The spinach gnocchi was particularly good. It is the lightest, tastiest gnocchi I've ever had. My husband doesn't even like spinach and even he freaked out over it. When it came out, he interrupted whatever conversation I was having with our guests and said, "the gnocchi's out! the gnocchi's out!" and pulled me to my chair. Haha. The calamari was excellent and some described as "the best calamari I've ever had". Then the pork with the stuffed figs came out. My husband doesn't like figs either and freaked out over that too! You get the point: the food is *delicious*. They were also very accommodating to our vegetarian and gluten-free guests. They make their own gluten-free pasta which I sampled and couldn't even tell the difference. They were even kind enough to source a particular beer for our reception (Sixpoint).
Our wedding was a small party of 40 people. They let us come a little earlier than scheduled and we enjoyed a lovely 1/2 hour ceremony and 3 hour lunch in their bright back room. They lined the tables along the sides of the room so we were free to move around in the middle. We've been there a couple of times now and the servers have been extremely friendly every time. A few of them are related to the owner. Thinking back on it, I remember my water and dish being refilled constantly and yet somehow the servers are not in our wedding pictures very much. Maybe they are magician / servers!