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Misi

329 Kent Ave. (S. 3rd St.) Send to Phone
347-566-3262
South Williamsburg restaurant highlighting the house-made pasta dishes of Missy Robbins.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features
  • Dress code: Casual

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Misi, Brooklyn, NY

Misi Restaurant Review

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About chef Missy Robbins: Traveling through Northern Italy and working in Tuscan restaurant kitchens inspired chef Missy Robbins and influenced her culinary philosophy. Robbins made her name at Spiaggia in Chicago, then amplified her career at A Voce in New York City. In 2016, she opened her first restaurant that was her own: Lilia in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

About the décor: At the minimalist Misi, there are two dining counters, one that arches around the open kitchen and another that swoops around the bar. The restaurant is painted white and outfitted in shades of grey, and a glassed-in room is devoted entirely to making pasta.

Likes: Spinach tortelli; roasted eggplant; ricotta crostini; gelato.
Dislikes: Minimalist menu doesn’t offer too many options; reservations are difficult to come by.

About the food and drinks: Pasta is the heart and soul of Misi. It comes in myriad forms --- ten to be exact. There is a chickpea pappardelle, fragrant with rosemary and garlic and showered with Parmigiano. Plump tortelli is stuffed with spinach and mascarpone and bathed in brown butter. Long strands of linguine get plenty of richness from anchovies and colatura. In addition to the pasta, the rest of the menu consists of antipasti. These are simple but packed with flavor, and one cannot live on carbs alone. Whipped ricotta crostini are a lesson in simplicity, as are sweet slow-roasted tomatoes under fresh basil. Eggplant is roasted until meltingly tender with Calabrian chiles and lemon for brightness. The only desserts are gelati made in-house, and deciding on a flavor (espresso? fior di latte? toasted almond?) proves challenging. The wine list features mostly Champagnes and Italian biodynamic wines.
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