Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Dinner at Broccolino

446 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

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.


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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