River Deli

32 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Heights


An Italian restaurant with Sardinian leanings belies the name of this romantic little hideaway in a former deli. Chef-owner Andrea Mocci and his wife, Giovanna Fadda, have created the sort of setting that can't fail to melt even a cold, cold heart. They've assembled an all-Italian wine list (topped by labels from their native Sardinia) and serve both familiar dishes (fried calamari, grilled steak) and lesser-known pastas, such as malloredus sardi alla Campidanese, with sausage, tomato and sharp pecorino. Afterward, walk it off with a stroll around the dreamy neighborhood.

Photo: Alex Lopez


  • Bar/Lounge
  • $$$
  • Italian


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