IN LITTLE ITALY
THEY STRING LIGHTS ACROSS
A HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD
WHERE THE PAST IS PRESENT
AND ITALIAN FOOD
IS A FAMILY TRADITION.
The lights at Brooklyn Trattoria, reminiscent of a late-night sidewalk table.
A candle lighting the menu.
It’s our take on NYC Italian food.
A little bit of the best of everything.
It's a feast…
Growing up in a small West Texas town, David’s parish had a spaghetti lunch after Sunday’s Mass. David’s first job was bussing tables and serving sweet ice tea.
In 1960’s Lubbock, Texas, there was one little Italian joint called “The Leaning Tower of Pizza.” David and his friends drove through 3 towns to eat at the “Tower” in a booth with candles and listen to Joe Ely play in the bar.
After college, David found himself in NYC with his best friend, Chris, a psychiatrist at Bellevue. Neither Chris or David could even boil water; they ate all their meals out. NYC was thrilling and expensive.
It was the 1970’s and David and Chris gravitated to the affordable Italian restaurants in lower Manhattan, as well as over the bridge in Brooklyn.
Late-night dining and cappuccino fueled the nightlife and the Italian joints treated David and Chris like family. The experience changed David’s life and planted the seeds for Brooklyn Trattoria.
Hey, maybe David’s trattoria will do a spaghetti lunch Sundays, and hire more busboys!
We invite you to be transported in their salute to NYC Italian food.