“How about a nice moscato?” suggested the fuchsia-haired barmaid, when asked if there was anything for dessert. The short varnished-timber bar in this fine trattoria has developed into an inviting destination in its own right, offering everything from a Piemontese Nebbiolo delle Langhe to a Sicilian Nero D’Avola Santa Anastasia Italian wines by the glass that go well beyond the usual. There’s even a nice complement of amari on hand for those who wish to follow the Italian custom of shooting down a blast of bitters as a digestivo.
70 Grand St
|Cross street:||between Kent and Wythe Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm, 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. Cash only|