Birthday Dinner at Broccolino

446 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.678.4200

I took Will out to Broccolino for his birthday dinner. Broccolino is quite small restaurant, not ideal for a group dinner - maybe 2-4 people at most. Staff here are very friendly and helpful! The service is on point and the food was decent, but the price was a little expensive in my opinion.

*Please forgive me as the photos came out a little dark*

Margarita & Pina Colada
We started off with two cocktails which very good, refreshing and not too strong.

Bread

Frittura Di Calamari
We started off with the Frittura Di Calamari (Fried calamari with a side of spicy tomato sauce). The appetizer was expensive - $16.00 (never have I spent that much on calamari before) , but any way the spicy tomato sauce was very spicy to the point, my mouth was starting to catch on fire. I asked the waiter if he could bring a regular tomato sauce on the side and he did. Fried calamari was fried to perfection, crisp, and crunchy so it was definitely well worth $16.

Homemade Black Linguine with Lobster & Tomato Sauce
Will ordered this dish and boy was it expensive - over $20 from what I remember. The dish looked pretty hefty and the lobster meat was enormous. I tried a piece of lobster and it was moist and scrumptious!


Homemade thin Spaghetti with Fresh Baby Clams, Garlic, and Olive Oil
I love linguine with white clam sauce so I decided to try the one from Broccolino and the portion was small for $17.00 and the texture of the spaghetti felt similar to ramen, but was tasty until I started biting into sand from the fresh baby clams. There was also a lot of empty shells and not enough clams. I was slightly disappointed with the turn out of my dish.

Overall, it was a somewhat nice and simple dinner at Broccolino. In my opinion, I think it's definitely overpriced. I also didn't really like eating the pasta dish with semi-empty clam shells with sand too. I think the chances of us being back would be slim just because everything felt very expensive and the quality didn't match up to the prices quite frankly.

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