Carroll Gardens Restaurants
457 Court St., Carroll Gardens
Whether you head to the Carroll Gardens original or the West Village outpost, you can expect a home-style Italian meal in a casual, neighborhood setting from Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo. We love their vegetable-centric offerings, house-made pasta, and hearty Meatball Parmigiana, which is pretty great for lunch.
575 Henry St., Carroll Gardens
Arguably one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints, you’ll find rustic, wooden tables surrounding a brick oven here, which is the perfect stage for the pie-throwing theatrics of chef Mark Iacono. Lucali doesn’t take reservations, so get there at around six to snag a table—the thin-crust pizzas and calzones are absolutely worth the wait.
The Grocery (Closed)
329 Henry St., Carroll Gardens
Quality ingredients that are imaginatively prepared at this superb, market-driven spot keep this tiny place on the top of the borough’s fine dining list year after year. It's pricey, but for one of the best bargains in the borough, try the Green Plate Special—$40 for the four-course veggie tasting menu.