Aliseo Osteria Del Borgo

★★★★☆

About Aliseo Osteria Del Borgo

Hours
Tue - Thu, 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 6pm - 11pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm; Mon, closed

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I had been to this place before and was SO excited to go back. It turned out to be completely underwhelming. Three of us had to send our main courses back because they were cold. Another sent it back again because it was tough. I was

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★★★★★

I had been to this place before and was SO excited to go back. It turned out to be completely underwhelming. Three of us had to send our main courses back because they were cold. Another sent it back again because it was tough. I was

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We've enjoyed the wonderful and excellent Aliseo's for years but hadn't been there for awhile, so I was a little worried when I invited some friends and then saw the recent reviews here. My fears were unfounded though as the food,

3
★★★★★

We've enjoyed the wonderful and excellent Aliseo's for years but hadn't been there for awhile, so I was a little worried when I invited some friends and then saw the recent reviews here. My fears were unfounded though as the food,

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My wife and I loved this restaurant a few years back, but wow has it gone downhill- The waitstaff are pleasant and jovial, but the owner seemed a bit full of himself, as though he were doing us a favor for being there. The food was a

3
★★★★★

My wife and I loved this restaurant a few years back, but wow has it gone downhill- The waitstaff are pleasant and jovial, but the owner seemed a bit full of himself, as though he were doing us a favor for being there. The food was a

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This restaurant used to be excellent, but something has happened. Last night the wife and I went for our anniversary. Despite us being the only customers in the place the service was slow, as the staff were hanging out and drinking. The food was poor to average, which is not good enough considering the price. Formerly we loved this restaurant but we won't be going again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant used to be excellent, but something has happened. Last night the wife and I went for our anniversary. Despite us being the only customers in the place the service was slow, as the staff were hanging out and drinking. The food was poor to average, which is not good enough considering the price. Formerly we loved this restaurant but we won't be going again.

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When my wife, who is Italian is feeling homesick this where we head. Until the kitchen opened here going out to dinner for Italian food was not an option. Home cooking was available only in our own kitchen. Thanks to the staff here, and especially Albano, we can satify our spirits and our love of food at "Aliseo." You must try it, if only to satisfy your longing for authentic Italian food

2
★★★★★

When my wife, who is Italian is feeling homesick this where we head. Until the kitchen opened here going out to dinner for Italian food was not an option. Home cooking was available only in our own kitchen. Thanks to the staff here, and especially Albano, we can satify our spirits and our love of food at "Aliseo." You must try it, if only to satisfy your longing for authentic Italian food

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This place is so romantic. A true gem. the lighting and decor is charming, the food is wonderful. great recommendations and friendly waiter. i love the little grotto in the back.

2
★★★★★

This place is so romantic. A true gem. the lighting and decor is charming, the food is wonderful. great recommendations and friendly waiter. i love the little grotto in the back.

Pros: romantic, great food, friendly

Cons: small space, not inexpensive

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We love good food and cook very well and elaborate ourselves, but this is where we go for that special dinner every now and then. We love the atmosphere (like sitting in someones livingroom), always enjoy the service and expert advice on what to eat and drink with it and always leave feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
The food is exceptional in taste and very well executed (love all those different vegetable flans). The wine selection is great, we have always relied on the suggestions and we have never once had a bad one.
The squid dishes are all lovely and you have to try the stinky cheese plate, if as appetizer or as desert.
Highly recommended. We'll keep on coming back.
Oh, and we came once without a reservation, were asked to return in 20 minutes and when we did, they served us prosecco on the house to make up for the inconvenience.
Lovely, one of a kind.

2
★★★★★

We love good food and cook very well and elaborate ourselves, but this is where we go for that special dinner every now and then. We love the atmosphere (like sitting in someones livingroom), always enjoy the service and expert advice on what to eat and drink with it and always leave feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
The food is exceptional in taste and very well executed (love all those different vegetable flans). The wine selection is great, we have always relied on the suggestions and we have never once had a bad one.
The squid dishes are all lovely and you have to try the stinky cheese plate, if as appetizer or as desert.
Highly recommended. We'll keep on coming back.
Oh, and we came once without a reservation, were asked to return in 20 minutes and when we did, they served us prosecco on the house to make up for the inconvenience.
Lovely, one of a kind.

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My boyfriend and I had been meaning to try this restaurant for some time because we now live in the neighborhood. When I walk down Vanderbilt Ave in the day, I'll peer through the window, and I regularly see the chef rolling fresh pasta. We'll, we went to dinner last week and I can say that it was the best italian food we've ever had in NY. We have traveled in Italy a couple of times, and have tried many of the italian restaurants in our neighborhood. We can confidently say that it is better than Al Di La, Franny's or Locanda. This restaurant is not just authetic, it is exceptional!
We started with a delicious parsnip soup with pancetta, as well as the freshest arugula and endive salad. We then shared a lasagna with duck ragu which was one of the most delicious dishes I've ever had. As our main courses, we had a roasted pork shank with rosemary potatoes, and Branzino with roasted fennel- both perfection. If you go, make sure to try the Zuppa Inglese for dessert and have your waitress recommend a dessert wine.

In addition, the service was warm and knowledgeable. Our waitress recommended a bottle of Rosso Conero (a region we weren't familiar with) that was perfect for our food and a good value too. (The wine list is extensive and is specific to the Marche region, so ask your server for recommendations)
The room is intimate and romantic, a perfect spot to take your date. There are eclectic lighting fixtures, lots of wine bottles and candles, and beautiful wall treatments and family heirlooms dotting the room. It is all complimented by italian music and a bilingual (english and italian) staff.

Many thanks to the owner for offering a culinary gem to the neighborhood!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I had been meaning to try this restaurant for some time because we now live in the neighborhood. When I walk down Vanderbilt Ave in the day, I'll peer through the window, and I regularly see the chef rolling fresh pasta. We'll, we went to dinner last week and I can say that it was the best italian food we've ever had in NY. We have traveled in Italy a couple of times, and have tried many of the italian restaurants in our neighborhood. We can confidently say that it is better than Al Di La, Franny's or Locanda. This restaurant is not just authetic, it is exceptional!
We started with a delicious parsnip soup with pancetta, as well as the freshest arugula and endive salad. We then shared a lasagna with duck ragu which was one of the most delicious dishes I've ever had. As our main courses, we had a roasted pork shank with rosemary potatoes, and Branzino with roasted fennel- both perfection. If you go, make sure to try the Zuppa Inglese for dessert and have your waitress recommend a dessert wine.

In addition, the service was warm and knowledgeable. Our waitress recommended a bottle of Rosso Conero (a region we weren't familiar with) that was perfect for our food and a good value too. (The wine list is extensive and is specific to the Marche region, so ask your server for recommendations)
The room is intimate and romantic, a perfect spot to take your date. There are eclectic lighting fixtures, lots of wine bottles and candles, and beautiful wall treatments and family heirlooms dotting the room. It is all complimented by italian music and a bilingual (english and italian) staff.

Many thanks to the owner for offering a culinary gem to the neighborhood!

Pros: ambiance, service, food

Cons: limited coffee selection

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we had reservations for 8 pm. showed up at 7:50, waited until 9 PM for our table, with NO apologies. we stood outside in the cold, and for compensation we were given wine in DIXIE CUPS. nothing was comped for our troubles, and to top it off, the owner insulted me when he found out my relatives were from southern italy, a standard "no no" for the northern italian snobs. shockingly bad, all around. the average food didn't make it any better.

1
★★☆☆☆

we had reservations for 8 pm. showed up at 7:50, waited until 9 PM for our table, with NO apologies. we stood outside in the cold, and for compensation we were given wine in DIXIE CUPS. nothing was comped for our troubles, and to top it off, the owner insulted me when he found out my relatives were from southern italy, a standard "no no" for the northern italian snobs. shockingly bad, all around. the average food didn't make it any better.

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I'm a little hesitant to write this review, because by nature it reveals my best kept Prospect Heights secret; Aliseo. But alas, my commitment to its success trumps my urge to keep it mine forever. So without further ado, here is my review:
Aliseo for me resides on the same playing field as the revolutionary Chez Panisse and the attentive Per Se. Yet, what makes this restaurant special are two particular details: its prices and its size.
As a graduate student, I am able to experience royalty once per week without feeling as though I have just committed another year of my life to loans.
Aliseo also sits about 25 human beings at once, which means that intimacy comes with the territory.
The bottom line is that if you are looking for spectacular food, wine that tastes as though it were crafted for your plate specifically, while feeling as though you were at home at the same time, take a night out and dine at Aliseo.
Just don't tell anyone else!
:)

2
★★★★★

I'm a little hesitant to write this review, because by nature it reveals my best kept Prospect Heights secret; Aliseo. But alas, my commitment to its success trumps my urge to keep it mine forever. So without further ado, here is my review:
Aliseo for me resides on the same playing field as the revolutionary Chez Panisse and the attentive Per Se. Yet, what makes this restaurant special are two particular details: its prices and its size.
As a graduate student, I am able to experience royalty once per week without feeling as though I have just committed another year of my life to loans.
Aliseo also sits about 25 human beings at once, which means that intimacy comes with the territory.
The bottom line is that if you are looking for spectacular food, wine that tastes as though it were crafted for your plate specifically, while feeling as though you were at home at the same time, take a night out and dine at Aliseo.
Just don't tell anyone else!
:)

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Really liked this restaurant. From our pasta dishes to our sea food dishes to the homemade desserts, Aliseo was spot on throughout. We liked the wine selections as well and the waitstaff was very helpful and attentive.DO NOT leave without trying the pecorino cheese panacota with red wine cured figs

2
★★★★★

Really liked this restaurant. From our pasta dishes to our sea food dishes to the homemade desserts, Aliseo was spot on throughout. We liked the wine selections as well and the waitstaff was very helpful and attentive.DO NOT leave without trying the pecorino cheese panacota with red wine cured figs

Pros: Romantic

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If you are looking for a "great" place this is it. The staff makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. I went here last night to celebrate my birthday with my sister in law and loved the place as soon as we walked through the door, a lovely smell hits you, a great detail. we were seated immediately and had plate after plate of amazing food brought to us over the space of an hour and a half. The pastas are hearty and delicious, the salads are fresh and inventive we didn't feel rushed and the waiter was pleased to answer all our questions about each dish.Dinner at Aliseo was a nice, relaxing night out.Their food will melt in your mouth! It just might be the best Italian food without being in Italy!

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a "great" place this is it. The staff makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. I went here last night to celebrate my birthday with my sister in law and loved the place as soon as we walked through the door, a lovely smell hits you, a great detail. we were seated immediately and had plate after plate of amazing food brought to us over the space of an hour and a half. The pastas are hearty and delicious, the salads are fresh and inventive we didn't feel rushed and the waiter was pleased to answer all our questions about each dish.Dinner at Aliseo was a nice, relaxing night out.Their food will melt in your mouth! It just might be the best Italian food without being in Italy!

Pros: Fresh and Very tasty food

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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My boyfriend and I had dinner there one night last month and initially received a lot of attention from the waiter (too much, he didn't know when to stop talking and was slightly arrogant), until it got busier - then we were left alone for a very long time! The bread was delicious, the salads were very fresh, our pasta dishes were good and the tiramisu was excellent - but none of it was worth the prices. At the end of our meal, the waiter told us we must try a certain dessert wine and rushed off to get it for us, which normally indicates it's on the house. However, he charged us for one glass. Other tables were also getting the dessert wine offered and we wondered if they were also charged. Overall, if it were less expensive, we'd return, but there are other as good, cheaper Italian restaurants in Brooklyn.

1
★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I had dinner there one night last month and initially received a lot of attention from the waiter (too much, he didn't know when to stop talking and was slightly arrogant), until it got busier - then we were left alone for a very long time! The bread was delicious, the salads were very fresh, our pasta dishes were good and the tiramisu was excellent - but none of it was worth the prices. At the end of our meal, the waiter told us we must try a certain dessert wine and rushed off to get it for us, which normally indicates it's on the house. However, he charged us for one glass. Other tables were also getting the dessert wine offered and we wondered if they were also charged. Overall, if it were less expensive, we'd return, but there are other as good, cheaper Italian restaurants in Brooklyn.

Pros: fresh food, nice wine

Cons: expensive for what it is, arrogant waiter

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This little place is spectacular, not only for the delicious food, spectacular choices of wine, but for the neighborhoods atmosphere. everybody seems to know the owner, and although crowded [reservations required] the place feel like someones home. thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

This little place is spectacular, not only for the delicious food, spectacular choices of wine, but for the neighborhoods atmosphere. everybody seems to know the owner, and although crowded [reservations required] the place feel like someones home. thumbs up!

Pros: romantic neighborly ambiance with inexpensive gormet dining. in manhattan this would cost three times the price!

Cons: packed. tight but the friendly atmosphere makes it comfortable

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Delicious food, and a very nice atmosphere. The staff really take pride in their work, and recommended delicious wines. The waiter obviously knew a lot about wines and pairing, without being pretentious. A wonderful place to sit and stay for a while.

2
★★★★★

Delicious food, and a very nice atmosphere. The staff really take pride in their work, and recommended delicious wines. The waiter obviously knew a lot about wines and pairing, without being pretentious. A wonderful place to sit and stay for a while.

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This was a unique experience with some fresh, mouth-pleasing fare (savory flan, white anchovies, cheeses and breads), but we found the service neglectful and bordering on unfriendly. It's a mellow Italian-ish hang-out that's good for atmosphere, a few bites to eat, and a good wine list. The pasta dish we had was only average.

1
★★★☆☆

This was a unique experience with some fresh, mouth-pleasing fare (savory flan, white anchovies, cheeses and breads), but we found the service neglectful and bordering on unfriendly. It's a mellow Italian-ish hang-out that's good for atmosphere, a few bites to eat, and a good wine list. The pasta dish we had was only average.

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put it this way, while eating, a cockr@ach crawled on our table to join us. when we aleted the owner, he didnt apologize or anything just brushed it off and that was all. was pretty much in disbelief, not at the r@ach but the arrogance of the owner. no apolgy, no nothing. the owner is just like the restaurant a real loser!
-fyi citysearch does not allow, in your review, to type in r@ach!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

put it this way, while eating, a cockr@ach crawled on our table to join us. when we aleted the owner, he didnt apologize or anything just brushed it off and that was all. was pretty much in disbelief, not at the r@ach but the arrogance of the owner. no apolgy, no nothing. the owner is just like the restaurant a real loser!
-fyi citysearch does not allow, in your review, to type in r@ach!!

Pros: nothing

Cons: not enogh space....

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first is the decor, perfectly simple and appropriate to the fare. second is the staff, Owner Albano was "into it" working on hosting the evening and setting the president and with the attentiveness of Andrea who really knows his wine and how to make a customer feel welcome they make a powerful pair. We visited during dine in Brooklyn week and now have another new favorite spot in the neighborhood. The fig roll, the grilled fennel, the pork shoulder, the artichoke/mushroom lasagna, the seafood soup, the BREAD!!!, the orange cured olivesall wonderful. rarely do you have a dining experience so complete. for dessert we had the cheese plate and the panna cotta accompanied by 2 select dessert wines that Andrea recommended and was spot on again. To wrap. go to italy, eat and drink. come back and go here. then you'll really "get it"

2
★★★★☆

first is the decor, perfectly simple and appropriate to the fare. second is the staff, Owner Albano was "into it" working on hosting the evening and setting the president and with the attentiveness of Andrea who really knows his wine and how to make a customer feel welcome they make a powerful pair. We visited during dine in Brooklyn week and now have another new favorite spot in the neighborhood. The fig roll, the grilled fennel, the pork shoulder, the artichoke/mushroom lasagna, the seafood soup, the BREAD!!!, the orange cured olivesall wonderful. rarely do you have a dining experience so complete. for dessert we had the cheese plate and the panna cotta accompanied by 2 select dessert wines that Andrea recommended and was spot on again. To wrap. go to italy, eat and drink. come back and go here. then you'll really "get it"

Pros: the people, the bread, the food

Cons: the price, the price, did I mention the $$$

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This is a nice small neighborhood restaurant that is stuck in its ways. What a pleasure it was when it first opened! Very cozy if almost but not quite cramped. Slightly overpriced but one was willing to pay for the ambiance and intersting tastes. However, the menu is very short and the choices have hardly changed since opening several years ago. The appetizers are generally overpriced as is much of the wine. Still it is a very pleasant place to drop in.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a nice small neighborhood restaurant that is stuck in its ways. What a pleasure it was when it first opened! Very cozy if almost but not quite cramped. Slightly overpriced but one was willing to pay for the ambiance and intersting tastes. However, the menu is very short and the choices have hardly changed since opening several years ago. The appetizers are generally overpriced as is much of the wine. Still it is a very pleasant place to drop in.

Pros: Ambiance, Convenience

Cons: Price

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i wanted very much to like this neighborhood restaurant, but was extraordinarily disappointed. the food was rather uninspired, and the service, pushy. dishes were simply entirely too dull and questionably executed to justify the price.

1
★★★☆☆

i wanted very much to like this neighborhood restaurant, but was extraordinarily disappointed. the food was rather uninspired, and the service, pushy. dishes were simply entirely too dull and questionably executed to justify the price.

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Attention to details, excellent wines, bites of old memories: that's what I found in this cute, little place. You don't want to go there just to "eat", but to indulge in a truly Italian experience!

2
★★★★★

Attention to details, excellent wines, bites of old memories: that's what I found in this cute, little place. You don't want to go there just to "eat", but to indulge in a truly Italian experience!

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Beautiful cozy place to come to on a chilly night. I felt I was invited to the home of a family -- a young girl answered the door and led us to our table. The dishes are simple but elegant. I had the tasting menu, which was a bargain at $35. Others tried smaller dishes on the menu. Highlights were the vast wine selection, the wine-soaked figs and cheese selection, the lamb (tender with subtle tastes of rosemary). The service was fairly attentive. We were a party of five celebrating a birthday on a Sunday night, and we felt no need to rush. We even received a complimentary bottle of Braccetto D'Acqui! Bravo!

2
★★★★☆

Beautiful cozy place to come to on a chilly night. I felt I was invited to the home of a family -- a young girl answered the door and led us to our table. The dishes are simple but elegant. I had the tasting menu, which was a bargain at $35. Others tried smaller dishes on the menu. Highlights were the vast wine selection, the wine-soaked figs and cheese selection, the lamb (tender with subtle tastes of rosemary). The service was fairly attentive. We were a party of five celebrating a birthday on a Sunday night, and we felt no need to rush. We even received a complimentary bottle of Braccetto D'Acqui! Bravo!

Pros: Wine List, Ambience, Tasty food

Cons: Location, Small, Drafty by Door

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I expected to love this place, but came away amazed that people think they can actually run a successful restaurant like this. The "entrees" consisted of sliced meat with cheese and fruit, in appetizer portions at outrageous prices. A small plate of salami, cheese and figs costs $16.50! The prosciuto was sliced so thickly it was like chewing a raw raw meat- practically inedible. The closest thing they had to a real meal was leg of lamb, which consisted of a plate the size of a bread plate with sliced re-heated lamb pieces - no vegetable, so sides, no sauce, for $14.50. With two tables of people eating and three waitresses, the service was still awful. Someone needs to clue these people in that you need to actually serve more than snacks (or at least charge snack prices) if you want to be considered a real restaurant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I expected to love this place, but came away amazed that people think they can actually run a successful restaurant like this. The "entrees" consisted of sliced meat with cheese and fruit, in appetizer portions at outrageous prices. A small plate of salami, cheese and figs costs $16.50! The prosciuto was sliced so thickly it was like chewing a raw raw meat- practically inedible. The closest thing they had to a real meal was leg of lamb, which consisted of a plate the size of a bread plate with sliced re-heated lamb pieces - no vegetable, so sides, no sauce, for $14.50. With two tables of people eating and three waitresses, the service was still awful. Someone needs to clue these people in that you need to actually serve more than snacks (or at least charge snack prices) if you want to be considered a real restaurant.

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A small treausure was born recently on this rather dead block of Vanderbilt. This is a tiny, but comfortable, place filled with big flavors. The night we visited, there was no main course, but instead a selection of small plates was offered. We had a plate of smoked meats, some stinky cheeses (that's how they were described on the menu), delicious marinated anchovies, and crostini with various vegetable toppings. Accompanied by the house Sangiovese, this was a surprisingly pleasant evening out in Prospect Heights.

2
★★★★☆

A small treausure was born recently on this rather dead block of Vanderbilt. This is a tiny, but comfortable, place filled with big flavors. The night we visited, there was no main course, but instead a selection of small plates was offered. We had a plate of smoked meats, some stinky cheeses (that's how they were described on the menu), delicious marinated anchovies, and crostini with various vegetable toppings. Accompanied by the house Sangiovese, this was a surprisingly pleasant evening out in Prospect Heights.

Pros: location, atmosphere, food

Cons: selection

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With Victorian-chintz wallpaper, stained-glass windows and mix-and-match china, this osteria looks like countless other shabby-chic and cheap Italian joints--only this one's in Prospect Heights, and owner Albano…

 

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