Every neighborhood needs a place where you can take all of your first dates, pretend you’ve never been before, and act surprised by the secret patio with string lights and always-available tables. In Prospect Heights, that’s Ogliastro, a neighborhood pizza place with candlelit marble tables and a full bar that we wouldn’t mind going to once a week. The pizza here is pretty good, especially the classic margherita.
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Jupiter Disco is a little space-themed bar in Bushwick that isn’t as tacky as it sounds.
Sally Roots serves some good Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space you’ll want to hang out in.
Ainslie Enoteca e Birreria
Ainslie is a huge bar and restaurant in Williamsburg where you should eat wood-fired pizzas while day drinking with a group.
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Felice 15 Gold Street
Felice is an Italian restaurant and wine bar that’s a better choice than most other casual weeknight spots in FiDi.
Pizza Moto is a solid Neapolitan-style neighborhood pizza place in Red Hook, and, if you live in the area, you should eat here often.
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Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
Roberta’s is a pizza place in Bushwick that kickstarted a Neapolitan pie movement in NYC and then started selling frozen pizzas nationwide.
We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their neighborhood as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
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