Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

You won't find bigger--or better--calamari anywhere in town.

This week, Counter Culture sails in to Casa Calamari, one of Brooklyn's best red-sauced Italian joints, which also represents the last gasp of a Sicilian restaurant type known as a focacceria. Read the full review to find out just what that entails, but in the meantime, enjoy these pictures of the excellent food.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

The restaurant occupies a busy corner near the southern end of Bay Ridge's long Restaurant Row.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Rigatoni with Italian sausage (four of them!) is one of the most satisfying pastas.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

You can have your local Littlenecks or Cherrystones raw...

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Or crumbed and roasted.

Next: More good stuff from Casa Calamari

 

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

The shrimp fra diavolo turns out to be every bit as spicy as you hoped.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

The budge broccoli rabe hero is a great showcase for the vegetable.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

A giant neon squid presides over all.

Pix From Casa Calamari, a Sicilian Focacceria in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Musicians Annie Gosfield and Carl Stone enjoy a good laugh at the squid's expense.

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Casa Calamari

8602 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209

718-921-1900

www.casacalamari.net


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