Italian, Café
$ $ $
567 Union Ave (at Frost St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 576-3095
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm


  • Step 1: Get the cacio e pepe frittelle as a starter. Step 2: Celebrate your incredible life choices.
  • Definitely get the squash app and mafaldini which is an al dente lovers dream. Skip the cauliflower (undercooked). Fritelle cacio e Pepe a good fried treat no doubt but foursquare overloving it
  • Some of the best Italian food I've had in the city for an incredibly decent price. Ball out and get a bottle of wine without breaking the bank.
  • Delicious! Not to miss: scallops, cacio e pepe frittelle, & hazelnut chocolate soft served gelato
  • Everything on the menu !
  • Truly the best bang for your buck out there. This is going to sound pretentious, but the scallops were exceptional, and the Mafaldini was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. A must try
  • You can get gelato to go from the back entrance.
  • The rigatoni is an absolute standout but everything else here is also
  • Still weeping after that amazing Malfadini. Get that and Cacio e Pepe fritelle as app with the olive oil cake to finish.
  • Must try chestnut pistachio crostini
  • Obama's favorite Chef, Missy Robbins, is opening a fresh Italian restaurant in Brooklyn focusing on handmade pastas, seafood and meat.
  • arrived at 4:55pm on a sunny saturday and there were already 40 people in line. plenty of space for walkins but go earlier on weekend or risk a 2h wait (wait it out at exley a couple blocks away).
  • Pastas and fish are the move here. The agnolotti is incredible but was disappointed in gnocchi. Blowfish tails were delightful but lamb steak was nothing special. Great wine list
  • Tough to get a reservation, but if you show up when they open it's not hard to get a couple seats at the bar or on the patio
  • Best spot for a spritz, some olives and prosciutto outside, restaurant food is
  • Mafaldini is crack
  • Pretty perfect restaurant. Get the cacio e people fritelle, bagna cauda, grilled clams, malfadini, and "Italian job" off menu dessert. Get there by 5pm for a seat...
  • Focaccia special is a must order (as are the grilled ramps if theyre in season).
  • Mafaldini had too much peppercorn, though it certainly is instagrammable, the blowfish tails were good but tiny, artichoke was meh, mozzarella pretty good... the only thing I LOVED was the fritelle.

Nearby places

595 Union Ave (at Richardson)
568 Union Ave (btwn Richardson & Frost St)
128 N 9th St. (at Berry St)