Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Fiore
284 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.713046 -73.957814
Yum! My first choice for delivery! – I have only actually eaten in the restaurant once so this is more of a delivery review. We order dinner for delivery from Fiore at least once a week and we love it! The food is simple but delicious and always fresh. They are fast, the food is hot when it arrives and I have never had a problem with my order. The phone people are courteous and efficient. They are always cool when I ask for extra sauce or bread or whatever and it always comes the way I ordered it. Overall, from the food to the service, Fiore is really good and unpretentious, which is tricky to find in this neighborhood, especially the latter. I have been ordering from here since they opened (back when they just had take out) and am only now just writing a review because we just returned from being away for 3 months and it is the first place in NYC that we wanted to eat. (in my home of course). I think that says a lot!
Our Favourite place – Here it is folks.. Fiore is Fiore.. a Flower in Williamsburg.
Even on the busiest nights we can somehow manage to have an intimate and comfortable time. Food is unfussy inexpensive and tasty. Wine list is the same. Never had a glass of wine that was not perfect, Just ask your waiter what they recommend and you can't go wrong. The staff know about the food and wine and they reflect the warmth and love for the place that the owner Roberto spreads around.
Overpriced bad food – overpriced and tasteless food. not worth the walk to it if I lived above the restaurant.
feels like home – it's not easy in new york to find true Italian food at competitive prices but Fiore has got it all, my husband and have been regulars since the opened 1 year ago. The owners are always very friendly, the cook is a fish genius. The pizza is so think and tasty that you could easily eat 3 of them and go on with pasta. The neighborhood is only getting better and better !
Not as good as when it opened – I had a great lamb chop here when it first opened, an entire large party was satisfied.
However, when I back with some friends, something was lacking. I was served the fish special, which seemed like the fish to get rid of. They squeezed lemon on it and threw some vegetables on the side and it just seemed like I could do something just as good (and simple at home). None of us were very happy with our meal, and we canceled future birthday plans there because of our mediocre experience. Another Williamsburg restaurant gets too comfortable.
Consistently excellent – My wife and I have been to Fiore several times, both for dinner and brunch, and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent, the service consistently good, and the atmosphere very comfortable. Frankly, they have underpriced themselves (at least for dinner), but don't tell them. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, and everyone who I have sent there has felt the same way. Check it out!
Charming Italian in Williamsburg – My husband saw this restaurant profiled on television and was intrigued. We went last night and it was excellent. We arrived early, around 6. The place is charming , sort of Italian cottage style. No problems with the wait staff. No one was pushy at atll. Food was pure, simple and delicious. We had a appetizer special of arugula, grilled calamari and fennel, served warm You could taste every flavor and I could have eaten this as my entree alone. I ordered the gnocchi special and my husband the lasagna bolognese. Both were excellent!
We are gnocchi snobs and I have to say they were light as can be. I don't think they needed the melted mozzarella on top though. Great as is. The lasagna was light and even though it says traditional...this is not like your mom's. The bolognese sauce makes it taste so much better. We finished off the meal with a creamy and light lemon tart with berries. We will definitely go back. Prices are inexpensive (around $10.00 for pasta entree's) and portions are generous.. Truly, a wonderful meal.
CHEAP GREAT EATS – I went to this spot in Williamsburg last night and dined in their back garden. It was very comfortable and relaxing, like when I ate there inside a couple times over the past few months. The only difference for me was the service. The waiter seemed more like a car salesmen then the usual cool hip service I've gotten before. The fact that I ordered tap water seemed to really upset this man as he continually tried to "up sell" me through the whole meal. It was quite annoying and he quite obnoxious. Once we ordered and got away from the guy everything was how it usually has been when we've been here. Excellent octopus, great spinach ravioli, and the Lamb Shank is gigantic!!!We finished our meal with a succulent lemon tart and 2 nice glasses of prosecco. Love Fiore but leave the waiters with "tude" back in the city or on the used car lot ...
lovely setting. Kitchen needs fine-tuning on what they send out and when – Dissapointed, but would go back! The space is great, cute and charming. The service attentive.
The menu sounded v appealing, so I would like to try something else another time. Note to self, any dish that has the words 'lard' and 'colon' in, is not likely to be great. I tried the pizza with 'like pancetta but fattier' strips which the waitress assured was delicious. Instead of baked cripsy pizza dough it was effectively a dry, warm tortilla type wrap, covered in strips of very salty, fatty type bacon and sprinked with dry parmesan.
My partner had to send his medium well burger back as it was actually medium rare in the middle. At least the price meant we didn't spend a fortune on this lunch! If i'm in the hood again i might give it another shot and stick to something classic like the carbonnara or linguine vongole.
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