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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Chris Santos (Judge, Chopped), Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Athena Calderone (Interior Designer), Joe Campanale (Epicurean Management), Chelsea Leyland (International DJ), Ryan Hardy (Chef, Charlie Bird), Anne Fulenwider (Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire), Julie Ann Orsini (Fashion Archivist), Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler)

Franny’s is a Park Slope gem dedicated to making delicious, artisanal pizza. With a charming outdoor garden open in Spring and Summer, and a reasonably priced variety of delicious pies, Franny’s is the perfect pizza go-to. “[My ideal food day includes] a breezy lunch in the backyard at Franny’s in Park Slope.” – Chris Santos (Judge, Chopped) “For [...]



Recommended by: Jill Herzig (Editor-in-Chief, Redbook)

The owners of Franny’s follow-up with Marco’s, their classic Italian trattoria occupying the pizzeria’s original storefront space on Flatbush Avenue. With the same dedication to delicious food, the brick-walled restaurant maintains a casual charm, with just the right amount of elegance.