Barano is a charming Italian restaurant helmed by Albert Di Meglio, who named it for his grandmother’s birthplace on the tiny island of Ischia near Naples. She instilled in him a passion for the art of cooking, a heritage that he expresses in his hickory-smoked mozzarella, handmade pastas, pizza and wood-fired main courses. Di Meglio, formerly of Little Italy’s Rubirosa, is supported by a staff skilled in helping navigate the mostly Italian wine list and seasonal cocktail menu. You can book ahead at this Williamsburg destination, or arrive spontaneously and dine at the bar.
Good for Groups