Forgo the hipster stigma of Williamsburg eateries by heading to Bamonte's, a classic red sauce joint that serves as a time capsule in both product and presentation. The waiters are tuxedoed, the dining room tables are draped in white cloth, and the menu features every item you'd expect an Italian grandmother to make. The price point is reasonable, so stock your table with the classics in a space that's been around longer than most in this city.
Opened in 1900, this spot is a relic of another era—harkening to a time when Williamsburg was more known as a thriving community of Italian immigrants and not as a hub for NYC transplants and warehouse clubs. With its dim, velvet-curtained interior and tuxedo-clad waiters, Bamonte’s is a stellar testament to old-school red sauce spots. Order an appetizer of Clams Oreganata, a heaping plate of pasta, and a bottle of red wine, then picture yourself in a scene from The Sopranos (which filmed a few episodes here).