Ferdinando Focacceria Restaurant Ferdinando's Focacceria Restaurant

Ferdinando's Focacceria Restaurant

151 Union St. (Hicks St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Cuisine: Italian
Step back in time for simple Sicilian specialties.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner Fri.-Sat.


  • Dress code: Casual
  • No Credit Cards

Ferdinando's Focacceria Restaurant Restaurant Review:

Ferdinando's has been serving authentic Sicilian dishes for more than a century. Try the baseball-size arancini (rice balls filled with chopped meat, peas and sauce, rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried); the spleen sandwich isn't for everyone (Sicilian cuisine purists may be turned off by the cheese on top of the meat, something you'd never find in Sicily); linguine with clams with either red or white sauce; grilled chicken in a light vinaigrette; or tender eggplant "Sicilian style" with salad and croquettes. It feels like 1904 when you enter, and the food tastes just like mama used to make.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.