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364 Atlantic Ave. (Hoyt St.) Send to Phone
Southern Italian fare in South Brooklyn.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Krescendo Restaurant Review

: Atlantic Avenue may be an unlikely location for a destination Italian restaurant --- one that would inspire Manhattan Italophile foodies to cross the “wide” East River --- but then there’s Krescendo. This south Italy-leaning spot serves up above-average Neapolitan-style pizzas (first-timers should try the fennel-loaded Finocchio Flower Power pie). But the smaller menu of antipasti and pasta dishes proposes worthy alternatives for those not in the mood for the pizzas. Saffron-spiked arancini (fried rice balls) are gooey on the inside and a good start to any meal. Burrata bursts with flavor, especially when combined with the black olives that come alongside. Anchovy-spiked, bread crumb-encrusted pasta is hard to stop eating, and an unctuous bolognese sauce tops egg noodles. Save room for desserts, particularly the odd-flavored but very good sorbets, including red wine and Coke. Speaking of wine, there are many affordable Italian bottles and by-the-glass selections, as well as inventive Italian-inspired cocktails.

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