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Cuisine:Italian. Price: $$. Location: .

There’s no denying that Brucie is an all-around neighborhood favorite in Carroll Gardens. The Italian restaurant turned grocery store updates its menu daily with contemporary renditions of Italian-American home-style classics. Pastas are made in-house at the restaurant’s pasta bar, so you’d be silly not to indulge in a plate or two. The tagliatelle with house-made burrata, Brussels sprouts and tomato butter is one of Brucie’s signature dishes, and for good reason. Pro tip: drop off a pan in the morning and find it filled with either lasagna or meatballs to take home at the end of the day. Make a Reservation.