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.
Venue name: Sud
Address: 1102 Bedford Ave
New York
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
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