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Ferdinando's Focacceria

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151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-855-1545
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had heard a lot about this place, so we went on a Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM. A small restaurant that you knew had been around from 1904. But, it had a warm and cozy feeling. Only one other couple was there. We were warmly greeted and seated. Warm bread was brought out. Seeing the menu in advance, we... More 

Thank martyb925
Brooklyn, New York
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373 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I've gone here for many, many years. Unfortunately, the standards have slipped. Panelle were greasy and had been fried in burnt tasting oil. A rice ball was drowned in sauce and cheese. Caponata was stale.

Thank NJB1165
Queens, NY
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We saw this restaurant on an episode of Bizarre foods where Andrew Zimmern had the famous spleen sandwich. We came all the way from eastern queens to eat here and were not disappointed! Authentic old school atmosphere and genuinely friendly wait staff and owner! We ordered the rice ball special, the stuffed artichoke, and spleen sandwich for lunch. First time... More 

Thank grubyrun
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We came to Ferdinando's on a Friday night as a group of 12 for dinner and drinks.Charming historical setting, looks as if it's lifted right out of Boardwalk Empire. No TV's or overhead music, it was great to be able to just hear each other talk. Server had no issue making 3 different checks for groups of 4 so as... More 

Thank Edwin R
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The atmosphere is a small neighborhood restaurant that's been there 112 years. Almost reminds me of the restaurant in the Godfather. The servers are a little rough around the edges. However, the tomato sauce is excellent. Best Rice Balls (Arancini), and the seafood was very fresh.

Thank jimbbq
Westchester County, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Step back a decade or too. Neighborhood family owned, fun pictures on successful media over the years. Had delish panelles, potato croquettes, linguini with white clams, sausage & broccoli rabe. Service was excellent. Ambiance outdated but okay. Wine was room temp, which was actually warm. Steamy week for NYC weather. Decided to go elsewhere for dessert. But planning to return... More 

1 Thank ChristyMaps
Brooklyn, New York
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650 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Good panelle sandwiches. Fast service small space busy during lunch hours. Old neighborhood cafe with locals running it.

New Jersey
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217 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Found it by accident 25 years ago and stop by every chance I get. The fresh ricotta the chic pea sandwichs and the manhattan special on tap

Thank Philc2020
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, the owner was at the entrance. We saluted him warmly, but he replied in a very cold way and without a smile. We sat immediately. Atmosphere and ambiance of this restaurant are Not OK. Even if you scan and see a wifi named "Ferdinandos" don't bother to ask for the password: they would clame that only the... More 

1 Thank Fabio_NY
Poughkeepsie, New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I've been eating at/from this restaurant for as long as I can remember. The Panelle sandwich is hands down, my absolute favorite item on the menu!! We moved a two hour drive from Ferdinando's nearly 30 years ago and we still go back for more; you can never get enough!! Once you get a bite of one, you too will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-855-1545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?