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Il Passatore

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14 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-2505
+1 718-963-3100
12:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Great Friday evening meal with my wife... Very attentive service but maybe because we were there quite early, but still was very helpful and on the ball. The pasta was great and really outshines whatever was on it really, so stick to something simple and you're in for a great meal at a modest price. Kale salad was a pleasant... More 

Thank JE478
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have been to Il Passatore many times since they opened. I actually think they get better and better- the food is very good with special unique favors- especially nice on a cold night or in the summer for dinner in their backyard. I would highly recommend any of the pasta and appetizers especially the brussel sprouts, tortellini and ragu.... More 

Thank Avalon19
Palm Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We took family here at friend's recommendation - very glad we went. This is a small restaurant with a cozy family atmosphere. We sat out back on the patio. There were 5 of us and we ordered a lot of different appetizers to share. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The pasta dishes were cooked perfectly and everyone left smiling and... More 

Thank jhallas
Denton, Texas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We had pretty good service here. They take reservations and stick to them (we got there about 20 minutes early and weren't seated until our reservation time). We ate dinner outside, which was a lively Italian-lighted atmosphere. It's pretty casual as far as attire goes. When we were inside, I felt like the lights were almost turned completely down, and... More 

Thank Sarah G
nashua, nh
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Amazingly, got in with no wait at 9:30 on a Saturday evening without a reservation. Ate in the patio area out back, very nice atmosphere. Our party of five shared two bottles of wine, app's, and five entrees for under $150. The pasta dishes were fresh and perfectly al dente, sauces were very good - all in all, a terrific... More 

Thank John S
Brooklyn, New York
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I've had italian food at over NYC and travelled abroad to Italy for culiany experience. I would rank them 4 out of 5 for sure for its food, price and atmosphere. First of all, this is located in East Willimaburg, out of nowhere but great location to look for parking. I normally dont come to this part of the town... More 

Thank Tony L
Brooklyn, New York
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

I loved this little restaurant. It was classic Northern Italian food for cheap. But the chef apparently left and the food has changed. The service was still good. But the cavatelli and gnocchi were disappointing. Wine is still good. I hope their food gets better.

Thank Anahid A
New Jersey
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We have eaten at Il Passatore numerous times and never been disappointed. It's a small place that gets quite crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, but in the summer seating expands to the courtyard behind the restaurant - not fancy by any means but more than adequate. The food here is wonderful - pastas are homemade and the dishes are... More 

Thank AmyGNewJersey
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

My son and I wanted to go out tonight for dinner but it seems lately I'm not crazy about the food In the restaurants I've been to. We decided to go back to Il Passatore where I knew I would love the Tortellini with Squash and Truffles. It wasn't as loud as the last time, which was nice. The staff... More 

Thank SteelyJan
Brooklyn, New York
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

The staff is friendly. Reservations are suggested. The food is worth the wait. The cuisine is Northern Italian which means not to much sauce/gravy. Their pastas are made just right and the flavors make up for the no sauce. The house Sangiovese is delicious. They have a backyard that reminds me of my Nonna's yard.

Thank Anahid A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-2505
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-963-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?