Sicily native Giuseppe di Franco, formerly the manager of Gradisca, is behind the stove at this Bed-Stuy trattoria. Expect simple small plates loaded with cheeses, cured meats and roasted vegetables, along with a few seasonally changing entrees, such as lasagna with a beef-and-pork ragù, and gnocchi with basil and fresh tomato sauce. The votive-lit space features a white cedar bar, exposed brick and works from local artists. Don't forget to grab a bottle of wine on the way: The joint is BYOB.
1102 Bedford Ave
|Cross street:||between Lexington Ave and Quincy St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–9:30 pm; Fri 5–10:30pm; Sat, Sun noon–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Bedford–Nostrand Aves|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. Cash only|