Anella

222 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-389-8100

Details

  • Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, Daily 5pm-12am
  • $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Anella started out shaky a couple of years ago, with mediocre pizzas and a mixed-bag quasi-Italian menu. Since then, under new chef Joseph Ogrodnek, the place has completely turned around. Pizzas have been deep-sixed, but many of the original dishes remain, spectacularly reconfigured. There's an asparagus appetizer arranged like a miniature village, with the stalks stacked like Legos, a fiddlehead-radish salad on the side, and a runny egg on top, and one of the city's most perfect plates of fried calamari. One evening, a crudo of mackerel squirted with pesto and decorated with basil flowers blew our minds. The backyard garden is one of the city's most pleasant secluded spaces.

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