This evening my husband and I took a short trek out to brooklyn in search of a casual yet cozy place to enjoy dinner in celebration of our sixth wedding anniversary. What we found nestled on Smith St. was a nice italian restaurant with great tasting food, nice portions, tasty sangria's, an attentive staff, and nice live music. The prices were very fair as we enjoyed multiple courses, dessert, and plenty of sangria, yet we managed to keep the bill under $120. We will definitely return. I'd give this place 5 stars, as it was appealing to almost all of my senses. The only drawback was that the bathroom needed some TLC. Good bathrooms are non-negotiable to me so...thats that. Please visit this restaurant you'll be happy you did. It's close to subways and offers plenty of parking options if you're a driver. Also, Pane E Vino is pretty close to the brooklyn bridge if you're interested in some post dinner sight seeing or just in the mood to walk off your indulgent meal!
Pros: hefty portions, romantic setting, patio or indoor options
Cons: Not the best looking bathroom