Walking through the door at Bamonte’s is like stepping back in time — everything from the tuxedo-clad waiters to the rich, saucy, oversize portions feels like you are in a 1950’s New York-Italian restaurant. And given that it has been around since 1900, Bamonte’s offers up the kind of authenticity that the rest of Williamsburg tries so hard to effortlessly exude. The dark, cosy atmosphere and kid-friendly wait-staff makes this a great family spot.
What to eat? It’s a long, full menu of all the classic Italian dishes. Some of our notable favorites include the clams casino, penne vodka, and veal marsala. The pork chop parmesean smothered in tomato sauce and melted mozzarella is a must-have.
Pipsqueak tip We are pretty sure the metal high chairs were old than us, clearly a sign that they have been happily feeding families for decades. All the portions are huge so definitely share, and many of the entrees come with a side of pasta — an in-built parent+child meal.