Finding a Little Italy in the Heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC
Passing by Saraghina’s drab facade on the corner of Lewis and Halsey Avenues, you would never guess what awaits inside. The latest bloom in a flowering of Bed-Stuy businesses, this Italian trattoria-pizzeria easily upstages its own novelty with culinary authenticity and a rustically elegant decor. Views of the open gourmet kitchen welcome guests on their way to the dining room with its carefully motley assortment of wooden tables and chairs. Order the capocollo pizza whose spicy neck-meat ham mingles in perfect chemistry with fresh mozzarella, oven-singed basil leaves, and Saraghina’s house marinara, made from fresh San Marzano tomatoes imported from the Campania region. In fact, everything down to dessert is made in house. Be sure to sample their tiramisu and a shot of coffee made on the restaurant’s newest gourmet accoutrement, a vintage Faema E61 espresso maker. Saraghina’s also offers a pithy organic brunch menu on weekends.