You know who doesn’t have to deal with snow that suddenly turns into rain or subways that double as saunas? People who are smart enough to live on the Amalfi Coast. Pretend you’re one of them at Mama Capri. There’s a nice backyard at this coastal Italian spot in Cobble Hill, and the interior has white brick walls, turquoise chairs, and woven basket lights that make you feel like you should be wearing at least one piece of linen clothing.
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