PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN – A restaurant on Flatbush Avenue has been named one of the top 20 Italian restaurants in town, according to Eater.
Fausto – found on the border of Prospect Heights and Park Slope near Eighth Avenue – was chosen this week for the Eater ranking of “The 20 Best Italian Restaurants in New York.”
Foodies have praised old and new sit-down restaurants that have mastered the art of Italian cooking. More than half of the list was found in Brooklyn.
“As the birthplace of red sauce, Italian-American cuisine, there are plenty of top-notch options in the five boroughs, and these days it can feel like all of Italy is represented here. “, they wrote.
Besides Fausto, Brooklyn restaurants that made the list included longtime favorites like Bamonte’s in Williamsburg, Al Di La Trattoria in Park Slope and Ferdinando’s Focacceria in Carroll Gardens, the city’s oldest Sicilian restaurant.
South Brooklyn favorites like Randazzo’s Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay, Michael’s of Brooklyn and Joe’s of Avenue U in Gravesend were also lauded.
Here’s what foodies had to say about Faust:
Fausto’s warm orange-hued space features a menu from chef and owner Erin Shambura that rotates regularly based on the nearby Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket – though the crowd-favorite pasta, an orecchiette with pork and greens wilted, are generally available.Many dishes are simple, like a small salad of nuggets or a pork chop with bones and garlic flowers.The staff are friendly and Fausto is good at both eating alone at the bar with pasta and a glass of wine or for brunch and dinner when the family is in town.”