Saturday, August 30, 2008

Il Porto Quickie

I had an opportunity to stop into Il Porto today for a quick lunch and I came away highly impressed. No photos, sadly, as I didn't have my camera with me, but CHB has some great pics they took during there visit a couple of weeks ago.

There's still no liquor license, so we stuck with plain ole' water, but they plan to have it as soon as they can. Tamboril had some issues getting theirs in a timely manner and I hope Il Porto doesn't run into the same problems.

We tried two of the small pizzas, the Marinara and the Al Diavolo. The Marinara is a simple pizza with tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and basil. The garlic is very fresh, and the pizza was great, although I prefer my pizzas with cheese.

The Al Diavolo is a bit more robust, with broccoli rabe, sausage, hot cherry peppers, and pepperoncini. Very tasty and very good, especially with the fresh mozarella. The rabe was a little overpowering, though, so don't get it unless you really like broccoli (which I do).

Both pizzas were $10, so the check was very manageable.

Il Porto is a great addition to the neighborhood, and I can't wait to go back. They also deliver!

Update: I ordered delivery recently and gave it a more robust writeup.

Information:

Il Porto
37 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718.624.0954
http://www.ilportobrooklyn.com/

Google Map

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I ordered delivery from here last night - here is my mini review.

I ordered a pizza with prosciutto and pineapple (I know, a little wierd) and the spinach salad. They guy told me it would be 20 minutes, which sounded too good to be true, and it was. It took about 45 (no big deal, but why set my expectations at 20?). The food itself was ok - nothing super special, but not awful either. The prosciutto had kind of an off taste to it. But, I would order again, and try one of their specialty pizzas.

I think the most annoying part was that the delivery guy called me from the front of my building and told me I had to come down and get my food since he was double parked. Aren't all delivery guys in ny double parked, always? As a 7 months along pregnant chick who lives on the 4th floor of a walk up, I was not too pleased with this. Oh well, I'll still give it another chance and hopefully this won't happen.

Tall M said...

Since you like Il Torchio, presumably you will like Il Porto. The pizza is good, but it also has a full restaurant.