IT'S: An Italian restaurant from ex-L'Artusi chef in Park Slope
10-12-2017OPENED: December 10th, 2017
LOCATION: Park Slope
ADDRESS: 348 Flatbush Avenue
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 7th Avenue
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If you’ve heard of New York Italian food institution L’Artusi, then you’ll want to hear about the latest opening from their old chef who’s opening, Fausto, in Brooklyn on Sunday (Dec 10th). Owners of the new Italian restaurant in Flatbush – restaurateur/sommelier, Joe Campanale and chef, Erin Shambura – are both former L’Artusi employees and have been searching for a while now for the perfect Brooklyn location to open their own place.
Fausto sits on Flatbush Avenue, in the old local landmark that used to be Franny’s. It turns out the partners of Fausto have been longtime Franny’s regulars and fans so when the opportunity to take over the space came up they took it. After redesigning the space with Venetian-plastered walls and a marble bar, they are now ready to launch their restaurant that celebrates Italian food and wine made with local seasonal ingredients. But there’s one small difference – there’s on pizza here.
Once you take a look at the menu you won’t be upset about the lack of pizza. They’re still making use of a wood-burning oven which is dishing out entrées like black sea bass with tomato-braised Tuscan kale. There are housemade pastas and snacks that can be had at the bar like cicchetti.
Campanale heads up the drinks element and is focusing the menu on organic and biodynamic wines. Most bottles are available by the half and there are also some Champagnes and other big-ticket bottles thrown in for good measure.
In A Nutshell:
When you take the sommelier and chef from a hotspot like L’Artusi, it’s a recipe that sure to be a success. Go check it out.