Aperture Italian Restaurant

4.5
40 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Aperture Italian Restaurant 552 Court St. Carroll Gardens Brooklyn,11231 Between W9 and Garnet. Traditional Italian Cusine, Wood Fire Brick Oven Pizza, Raw Bar, Outdoor Dining, Saturday and Sunday Brunch and a Full Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00–16:00
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 16:00–01:30
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Phone number
(718) 522-5301
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nicola Sabatino
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Catering
Catering For All Occasions Private Dining: Heated and Air conditioned Enclosed Outdoor Dining Room with a retractable roof
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Cross Street
W9th and Garnett
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Public Transit
F Train to Smith and W9 Walk 1 Block to Court St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.5
service
4.0
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4.4
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M
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The attentiveness of the wait staff, the friendly neighborhood vibe and the quality of the food make you feel like you've been invited over a good friend's house for dinner. Very good pizza, pasta and seafood are served. The Stuffed Calamari usually served on special Friday nights (e.g., Good Friday) was the best I've ever eaten. The Fillet of Sole Francese style, which is a regular menu item, is absolutely delightful. The brick oven turns out wonderful pizza and calzone as well.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The flavor of the food here is the best amongst many Italian eateries in the area, or anywhere for that matter. The food alone will keep you coming back, don't worry about anything else.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fun restaurant! Friendly staff, good food and reasonably priced. 10 of us ate A LOT and had wine and beer for under $40/person (before tip).

NN
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Did not appreciate that my reservation couldn't be found when it was made a week in advance. So we got stuck with a table by the door. Unprofessional, they didnt have bruschetta or any vegetarian options and the dont make VIRGIN DRINKS!

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happened on this place from social media searches. Quaint neighborhood place.

We were seated right away. Service was great and the staff was very happy to serve us. Bartender made some great drinks.

All of us really enjoyed our meals. The pastas were very fresh and cooked perfectly. We ordered carbonara, the fusilli dish on menu and cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage. All were very good. I was somewhat surprised by the cavatelli dish being served in a red sauce. I enjoyed it as it was flavorful but I prefer it without tomato sauce. Dessert was very good as well.

We would like to come back from NJ and try more on the menu.

MA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were recommend to Aperture from an Italian man, born in Italy Italian. The cook is from Naples, the pizza was phenomenal! Everything we ordered was fabulous! I will definitely go back and already told a few friends about it.

DN
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Dated decoration and atmosphere. Back patio is designed/surrounded by doors and what is supposed to be the walls/inside of a regular house; claustrophobic. It is definitely not "rustic" here and more hotel lobby restaurant feel. Fresh oysters and seafood but wish the decor was more date-appropriate or romantic

LB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We chose this restaurant for it's convenient location to an event we had attended and based on previous reviews. While the food was good, the ambience was sorely lacking. The front of the restaurant, which is very small, has a bar and a few tables and a nice ambience with white table cloths, candles, and exposed brick wall. However, if you are seated in the lower level, there is zero ambience. We actually compared it to eating in a garage. And, it was a chilly, rainy evening and it was quite cold. This was a big detractor from the overall experience.

CG
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful staff

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It’s cozy the food is super yummy. Band everyone is extremely friendly

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, good value! Will be returning!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was my first time having Italian food there. Therefore, I was a little nervous because my spouse really wanted some really good Italian cusine. We were both very pleased. The food was tasty and hot out of the stove. I had penne vodka and my spouse had chicken parmesan with spaghetti. Our appetizer was fried calamari and it was fresh. I will definitely go back again.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service! Would definitely recommend!

s
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I have come to expect, another great meal at Aperture. The house salad was fresh and the Italian dressing wasn't too zingy.
The shrimp parmigiana was cooked perfect and delicious.
Their house wine by glass 1/2 carafe or full carafe continues to be a bargain and is thoroughly enjoyable.
The service makes you feel welcomed and relaxed.

0
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service and the atmosphere was really great. We waited at the bar for my cousin to arrive and we really enjoyed ourselves. We all plan on going back really soon to try other dishes on the menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was good and food was spot on!

S
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

20% tip is crazy plus the waitress needs better training

s
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, they treat their customers as family. They're happy to see you, serve great food and make sure you are more than satisfied with everything.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

When we arrived, the place was empty. Music was very loud as we were seated in the room down the steps. Nice waitress.

Appetizer was stuffed mushrooms. Very good. Bread was likewise very tasty.

I had veal Marsala. Lots of mushrooms. The sauce was not bad, but not great. The veal was not breaded and just average.

Had a nice cannoli for desert. Tasty and fresh.

Overall, a decent meal , fair price. Not the best Italian in NYC, but you get what you pay for.

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were fabulous. Unfortunately there was a private party in the rear dining room, so we were seated in the bar area. It's not the staff's fault, but the patrons at the bar were quite loud, making it difficult for us to carry on a conversation. I would like to try it again.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The staffs was Very accommodating. My man and I enjoyed our dinner. Nice portions to full your bellies. Good Italian food.

K
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was pretty good, service was quick. The day was extremely hot and this restaurant is small. It had to be 90 degrees inside. I don't think I'll be back, other Italian restaurants that are quieter, cooler and better food. It was an ok dining experience but not exceptional.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2016
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The sweet BBQ chicken pizza didn't had any BBQ sauce but some cheap tasting sweet and sour sauce. The margarita pizza was tasty. The calamari salad was very blend.

s
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to OpenTable for exposing Aperture. I was not aware of it and both my wife and I are very glad we now are. We got there at reservation time and had our pick of tables inside or out. We chose the outdoor back area which we had to ourselves. Everyone there, especially our waitress genuinely seemed glad to have us as patrons. All of the food was fresh, in generous portions and what you would expect from a good Italian restaurant. This place should be entering heavy rotation with some of our favorite spots.

DM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not too much to take home and rave about, but it was ok. Perhaps the entrees are better than just ok, but it is a friendly atmosphere. A little odd that the workers/ owners or family members were drinking and dining at the bar during a Saturday dinner service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family birthday dinner at Aperture. The food was excellent, our waitress was very attentive, accommodating, and generally very pleasant. The atmosphere was nice. Overall we were very happy and will definitely be coming back soon.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a large menu, prices are low but offerings and presentation are high! Will come back, especially to try the brunch.

XM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While looking for a Christmas Eve Italian bite to eat we came upon the site for this restaurant and the reviews were so genuine we gave it a try. We are so glad we did. Unseasonable warmth allowed us to sit out back. Our waiter Rob was a gem. Apps, esp baked clams, were perfect. Our mains and deserts were great. All in all a perfect Xmas eve bite prior to the full family onslaught. WE WILL BE RETURNING SOON.

OT
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the restaurant the food was fresh and prepared to Perfection. The Waitstaff was attentive and very pleasant. I will definitely be visiting again

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great nearby home dinner spot. Good service, old fashion, great sauce.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a huge fan of Aperture since I moved to the neighborhood, but had only ever had dinner food. Everything I'd tasted had been amazing, so when I found out they served brunch I came with my family for my birthday. Not only was the food outstanding, but our server was incredibly friendly and attentive. He kept us laughing the whole time, and when he overheard that it was my birthday, brought out a slice of cake with a candle at the end of the meal. I love this restaurant!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a group of ten or so friends at Aperture for a birthday brunch this weekend, and it was exactly what I was looking for -- low key with friendly service and great food (especially the Aperture brunch special and the apple bourbon pancakes). I would definitely recommend it!

GF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you want to relive the look and taste of the food that your mother used to make (assuming your mother was the best Italian cook ever!), go eat at Aperture! It is a casual, neighborhood joint that just happens to serve incredible pastas, meats, fish, and... Do not forget to save room for the Italian cheesecake!

d
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fairly new hole in the wall. The size of this place does not take away from the beautiful architecture. Our waitress was very friendly and pleasant. The food along with the serving dishes were very appealing. Your food have to look good to taste to enjoy! We enjoy it! We shall return maybe on a Friday night for a different type of dining experience.

m
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress always checked up on us to see if we needed something. The food was also very good. My sister enjoyed her pizza while my boyfriend and I loved our pasta. Their Vesuvias chocolate cake was sooooo good.

D
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food in this restaurant was truly delicious and fresh. It was nice to find authentic italian food in this neighborhood because it seems to be turning all french american food wherever I look. I will definitely return to this place when I'm back in the area.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My party of 11 people had brunch at Aperture this past Mother's Day and it was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was friendly and the ambience was gorgeous. Highly recommend Aperture for brunch.

b
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

top notch new restaurant with great service and even better food. would recommend to anyone

TN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, so delicious. Loved everything about it. Can't wait to go again.