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Sunday, April 24, 2016

ORTOBELLO 64-01 Bay Parkway Bensonhurst Brooklyn

The gold flecked threads in the glassy wall tiles?  The Mom of this Mom and Pop restaurant?
The long table with 14 family members celebrating a birthday? The two wine choices (white and red)?

What was it that made this sweet Italian red sauce emporium bring back the warm memories of Salernos and other Bushwick/ Ridgewood neighborhood places of  my youth. The chef had much to do it a small kitchen but a great salad and good bread kept us going until the linguine putenesca arrived with a plate of chicken parm big enough to feed troop 300 on Stanhope street. The ziti helped fill out the take home bag. I woke thinking of the red peppers in the salad and the olives in the

$9 for a HUGE salad



The view

putenesca and the vast field of parm....and the family of four next to us who also seemed to travel from 1955...they were so engaged with each other ...kept and healthy and passionate orderers and eaters.

Ortobello Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato