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Ferdinando's Focacceria

Hours may not be accurate

New York
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Mon11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tues11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Ferdinando's Focacceria

151 Union St

Brooklyn, NY 11231

This family-run Sicilian restaurant (with a crazy-long history) was initially a lunch spot for longshoremen who worked close by -- you can actually still find traces of its early days there in black-and-white photos and statues of St. Francis and the Virgin Mary. It may be a little off-the-beaten-path, but the hearty Sicilian eats, like cheesy rice balls, sandwiches (get the meatball topped with ricotta), pastas, and panelle won’t disappoint.