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Ferdinando's Focacceria

Map & Directions 151 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Deli, Italian
  • Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Family Style
  • Beer, Wine
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Nearly a century old, this antique focacceria is proof that Sicilians landed in Brooklyn at the same time as Neapolitans; a potbellied stove is still the center of attention. The favorite snack is the panelle special, layering smoky chickpea fritters on a homemade roll slathered with ricotta and sprinkled with Parmesan. The pastas are distinguished too.

Member Reviews

  • fstabile wrote a review for Ferdinando's Focacceria
    on 06/28/10

    get the Panelle and Potato Special- they deep-fry delicious slabs of chickpea flour and potato croquettes and tucks them into a semolina roll with ricotta and Pecorino.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Jeremy F. on 12/10/09

    The only place in New York with Manhattan Special on draught.

  • Byron B. on 07/15/10

    The panelle special sandwich is where it's at.

  • Kevin H. on 07/21/13

    Was a bit let down by the pasta dishes. Grilled eggplant salad wasn't made fresh but pulled out of a container. Caselnova makes better pasta but would probably come back here to try specialties

  • Anthony T. on 12/17/11

    Manhattan Special straight from the tap...that says it all!

  • Caitlin C. on 03/27/14

    Featured in the film "The Departed"

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