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Kiwiana - 37 Reviews - 847 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1308, Brooklyn, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 230-3682

Kiwiana

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847 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1308
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Kiwiana - Brooklyn, NY
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Kiwiana - Brooklyn, NY
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Best

Fantastic handmade pasta and child friendly! The service was impeccable! We have been greeted and asked how everything was at least 10 times from beginning to end. They insta...

Worst

Food is very good. Donald does not deliver on his party planning. While he sells the party he does not supervise it.\r Tables did not have appetizers they were suppose to have w...

Could Be a Good Restaurant Were It Not for the Chef's Rudene 7/18/2016

BobMarvin Provided by Partner
Decent, albeit odd, food, attentive service, attractive dining room, all spoiled by the incredibly immature, rude, and boorish, behavior of the ... more

do not party here 5/5/2012

Food is very good. Donald does not deliver on his party planning. While he sells the party he does not supervise it.\r Tables did not have appetizers they were suppose to have when guests arrived. Everything was served too slow as he did not have enough help. Salad was lovely. Pasta was served cold. Slow service did not provide hearty portions -almost purposefully. Waitstaff tried their best. Coffee service was incomplete-no cap/exp as promised. When\r I spoke up I was told to sit down.. Not nice more

child friendly Italian restaurant in Park Slope 8/12/2011

Fantastic handmade pasta and child friendly! The service was impeccable! We have been greeted and asked how everything was at least 10 times from beginning to end. They instantly brought wiki sticks for my girls to play while seating us. Based on this fact, super recommended for all families! Pear salad with goat cheese was lightly dressed and perfectly balanced. Seafood calamari was lightly breaded and so crispy and fresh. Mushroom pasta was flavorful and spicy seafood pasta was full of seafood. They brought in complementary cauliflower soup at the beginning and lemon type liquor at the end. They also have specials from 4 to 7 pm daily. We didn't have to wait on a Friday night. Our new best restaurant in Park Slope! more

Love this place Romantic and Sweet 2/9/2011

I had a wonderful dinner here with guests from out of town, from start to finish the meal was grand - the service was right on - and the atmosphere is lovely. more

Great Brunch 7/27/2009

Four of us went there for brunch yesterday and we all left happy. We order the Uova Benedette, Uova Fiorentina, Omelette with artichokes & sun dried tomatoes, and Uova al Salmone. The food was very fresh, especially the mixed green that was seved with the egg entrees. Mimosa was unlimited with brunch purchase and the waiters kept re-filling our glasses even after we were done with our food. My only complaint is that they put ice in the mimosa carafe to keep it cold. While the drink was cold but it got weak as the ice was melting. The staff was very friendly and they never rush us even though two of our friends didn't show up until 20 minutes after we were being seated. So glad that now I don't need to drive all the way to Manhattan to our usual spot, which was good but too crowded and noisy. Pros: Decor, Ambience, Food Cons: Ice in Mimosa more

Overpriced and Underwhelming 4/20/2009

We live in Park Slope. My sister had a baby shower there eight months ago. Loved it!! However, we never ate there on a ""regular"" (i.e. not a party occasion). Went AFTER restaurant week to avoid the prix fixe hoopla. We wanted to have the benefit of their re-vamped menu. The food was pedestrian and uninspired. A step up from the old Ital-American gravy joints. At least the NEW menu TRIES to be somewhat current, but comes of as just plain TIRED. Went with a group of 4, we all ordered differently to make sure things were tried...hmmm. We tasted and left most of the food untouched, surprised the waiter did not notice! Organic?! Fresh?! Well, I suppose canned goods can be kept ""fresh"" indefinitely. The decor looked like a Times Square ""Tuscan Village"" theme park, yuck. The place was barely seated (at 8:30 on Friday??). Won't be back. Pros: nothing Cons: everything more

Fabulous place for a party! 1/6/2009

Scottadito is one of my favorite brunch places but very recently I held my sister's baby shower in their back room. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. We had forty guests. We showed up and were completely taken care of by Katherine and the rest of the staff. All the guests were impressed with the quality and quantity of food and with the service; we practically had to kick people out the door at the end. The food was fresh and delicious and the servers were very attentive with the drinks. (The food was served family style so they graciously wrapped up the leftovers for us.) The back room was curtained off from the restaurant and it was bright and comfortable. Katherine said that they can hold up to sixty in the back room but we filled up the extra space with a mountain of baby shower gifts, so keep that in mind. The Fettucini al Funghi was amazing! Street parking was available up and down the adjacent streets but most of the guests parked in the garage next door. Pros: fresh, delicious food; excellent service Cons: hard wooden chairs more

The best place to have tiramisu in a martini glass 12/19/2008

i usually don't eat italian cuisine or have desserts...just b/c that's not my thing. but some friends recommended this restaurant so i thought, sure, why not, i am always up for trying new places....well, WOW. i loved it! first, the food - the pasta is made fresh and you can taste the difference - it's just lighter and doesn't have that weird, chewy consistency that other italian places have. the lamb stew was to die for - delicious, savory, made just right so the meat just melts in your mouth. ...then there was dessert - have you ever had tiramisu in a martini glass? well, you will have the BEST tiramisu EVER (served in a martini glass) at Scottadito. and this is coming from someone who doesn't have a sweet tooth and usually skips dessert.\r \r wonderful cozy dining area hidden from the street and so once you get seated in there, you don't really hear the street noises and feel transported to a friendly, warm almost rural environment, thanks to the real-wood furniture. the staff was attentive, helpful and really just let you enjoy the meal and your conversations w/o too many interruptions. I noticed that they have bench seating so they can accommodate small and large parties very well. The high ceiling makes the room feel bigger and roomier than it is, which is a plus b/c i don't like to be tightly squeezed into my table and here, you have plenty of elbow room and privacy w/o being forced to listen to another conversation close by...and check out their wine cellar right downstairs -- very good selection of wine. more

Best Italian food in Park Slope! Friendly service, Warm Fireplaces, Garden View, Wine Cellar 12/16/2008

Great service, cozy fireplaces, delicious organic dishes served on handcrafted reclaimed wood tables in an authentic rustic Italian setting. \r \r (Best kept secret: Scottadito is author and artist friendly especially on weekdays)\r \r The lunch time fresh paninis have bold flavors that keep me coming back for more. Good portions at a great price and if you stop by for dinner be sure to try the fresh pastas, lamb specials, great wines and the elegant tiramisu ""tini"" style dessert. \r \r Perfect for lunch, brunch or dinner on business or relaxing with friends and family.\r \r For special occasions you can also reserve the wine cellar. Check it out! Pros: Great Italian Food, Fireplaces, Friendly Service more

My FAVORITE Italian restaurant - hands down. 11/26/2008

There is no other place that even comes close to the food, service, and ambiance that this gem has to offer. Not only are the dishes very reasonably priced, but they are to die for! I was here for a party last New Years and have been a loyal customer ever since. Their party had every great Italian dish you can think of and even included caviar and champagne! Not only was the food spectacular, but it was extremely affordable. I will definitely be back this new years - LOVE this place! more

miracle on union street 8/21/2008

I would like to thank the staff of Scottadito for a gracious evening last weekend! Having made arrangements to bring my party of 6 from the Brooklyn Museum of Art to another establishment on 7th (they know who they are) I made a call to Scottadito, where i was rescued via phone first by Diego, then by Katherine (who I later found out is the GM). Immedieately my party was whisked in to the back dining room and small plates from the Chef and wine guidence from Rachel (our server) helped to set the perfect tone for a beautiful evening. Thanks to the warm and genuine attentitiveness of the staff we were able to relax and enjoy as our dinner unfolded flawlessly.\r \r Everything we sampled during the entire meal spoke of enthusiam and creativity. The starters, grilliata misto, the sfizzi, and even a simple focaccaia dipped in a roasted pepper sauce; were incredible examples of food served simply, honestly, and with care. The pasta (Orrechiette alle Verdura) which Katherine told me was made on the premises lived up to its origin, and the secondi--the scottodito lamb chops with blueberry risotto and (as a favor to my friend, with a side of veg), as well as, the Branzino with grapes and a Sambucca reduction, brought the evening to a high point. \r \r The wine list was too sparse, but moderately priced. We ordered a Gavi and a well meaning Barbera, both were fine, however, would have preferred a winelist to match the robustness of food . The establishment definitely merits another visit (when less rushed). We did not have time to sample the dessert menu, but a simple espresso matched with a wonderful grappa - perfectly done, suggests a longer visit for a relaxed dinner with a few friends in a very warm, inviting environment. Bella! Thank you, and see you soon! Pros: Wonderful food, great service, lovely atmosphere more

Who's letting this food out of the kitchen? 6/26/2008

When I noticed the canned peaches in our pitcher of sangria, I was concerned. The hard-as-a-rock focaccia brought to the table didn't help matters, but we tried to keep an open mind. At least the red pepper dipping sauce was nice, if slightly oily. Three salad appetizers were unspectacular (but really salty), and the fourth was just plain bad - fried calamari that tasted like rubber bands coated in salt. Fine, sometimes calamari don't turn out well - for as simple and common a dish as it is, it can be hard to get right. But the main courses just put us over the edge. The gluey Orecchiette Portofino I ordered came swimming in a bath of oil. Another orecchiette dish with sausage had an unidentifiable funky flavor that we all tasted and tried to pin down... in the end I think it may have been an overabundance of pecorino, but regardless - pecorino shouldn't be this hard to identify, and this was just off. Salmon was underdone and a bit slimy, with a side of salted-to-death vegetables. The only bright spot in the meal was the braised short rib special - tender and very tasty. Probably because it required the least amount of handling by whoever was in the kitchen. Man, even the biscotti that came with the check tasted old - hard in the middle and moisture-softened on the outside. We ate here a couple of years ago and were disappointed but thought we'd give it another shot. Now I just have to wonder how a place like this stays afloat in a neighborhood full of people so knowledgeable about food and freshness. The coop is just a couple doors down! These ""organic' (really?) ingredients tasted like they'd been languishing in a corner deli. A shockingly disappointing meal. Pros: Very friendly service; short rib special Cons: Just plain bad food more

Quality Italian in Park Slope 3/22/2008

Scottadito has been a very nice addition to the Park Slope culinary scene over the past couple of years. I can't speak to brunch so much, as I haven't been in over two years (and there have been some recent negative comments regarding brunch), but my experience there has always been pleasant. The food is consistently good, in my experience. It's one of the few restaurants in the neighborhood that is fully organic. I've enjoyed a variety of dishes over the years, and haven't really had anything that I could say was bad. The service is attentive, there's a fireplace which adds to the atmosphere. The prices are relatively inexpensive, and given the quality, as long as you're not expecting Babbo or Il Mulino, you should have a good experience. Also, you never know if you're going to dine next to one of Park Slopes celebrities! more

Over-rated! 3/4/2008

Only someone who doesn't know Italian food can eat here! The bolognese is like dogfood with jarred marinara. A testimony to the surprising poor qualiy of food in Park Slope.t more

Too many other good places around to go back 1/27/2008

Avoid brunch if you are going there for the fresh ingredients - surcharge for organic eggs seems odd for a restaurant that is all about organic and free range. Optimal if you want all you can drink mimosas - otherwise, skip this brunch. Had a steak there for dinner - and it was fantastic, while the pasta was just ok. Too many other great places around to go back here. more

Organic - but only with a menu surcharge for brunch? Lame. 1/27/2008

Avoid brunch, but dinner is good. For a restaurant that prides itself on using antibiotic and hormone free ingredients - they charge $2 extra for organic eggs at brunch. I don't get it - I recommend taking the ""organic"" off the awning - seems like a marketing ploy to me. But won't be back for brunch again....\r Pros: Cozy environment Cons: surcharge for organic ingredients more

What's going on? 9/14/2006

I want to love this place more. Michele and his staff are wonderful and the food was great at least what was avail. to us. So much of the menu was ""out"" that I had the embarrasment chills for our waitress. How are you out of Coke, good Vodka, Cannoli, and Salmon in the same sitting? Like I said the food was great but something feels a bit off here now. like others have mentioned with so many places doing such a wonderful job in the hood there's no need to settle for second best. Get it together guys.... Pros: the pastas Cons: the place looks a bit shabby and lack of a full menu. more

So average, i don't know how they do it! 9/6/2006

Brunch sounded better than it tasted. Dinner tasted like Bay Ridge; but i know it was ""organic Park Slope"" style. I don't get it. Are they still open? Is there a microwave in the back? Pros: BEautiful place, probly nice for a date Cons: eh more

A Goldmine! 4/25/2006

This Tuscan restaurant is incredible. The food is absolutely delicious! All the time! I've taken so many peole here (family, friends and co-workers) and they've, in turn, gone there with their guests. Scottadito's prix-fixe prices are unheard of for level of cuisine. Owner Paolo is so friendly. My second time there, when my daughter and I asked what specific cold cuts the Affeteti Misti platter consisted of, Paulo pulled up a chair, sat down with us and patiently went over everything! He even lingered a few moments later simply to converse with us! Pros: Plentiful seating Cons: No credit/debit cards more

User review by babyspinach 12/26/2005

Went first and tried a meat entree, went again to give the pasta a chance. Totally mediocre on both counts. With so many top-notch restaurants in and around Park Slope these day, this place is a joke. Pros: Lots of room Cons: Mediocre food more
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Editorial

  • Park Slope's tasty Tuscan addition serves up fare worth scalding your fingers over.

  • 11/24/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Tue - Sun, 11am - 11pm; Mon, closed
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Park Slope
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