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Head to Fortunato Brothers For A Sweet New Year



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There are some places in this city that just do it right. Fortunato Brothers is one of them. For nearly forty years, these three brothers have been selling authentic Italian pastries in Williamsburg. Their cafe has become a neighborhood landmark, and in addition to fine pastry, they've got some of the most fantastic gelato around. Best of all, the staff is warm and welcoming; they've got everything you need this winter and beyond. Last night they welcomed in the best of Brooklyn Yelp for a sweet start to the new year. Read on for reviews, photos, and more!

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Immediately after walking inside, Brooklyn Elites were treated to a warm cup of cappuccino or espresso (or tea, or americano), and grabbed a seat in the intimate dining area. For Nadia Z, it was almost like coming home: "Everything was so familiar and so incredibly fresh and delicious. It also felt like stepping back through time – truly authentic recipes, sweets made with knowledge and passion that's hard to find these days."

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From tiramisu to gelato to cannoli to so many kinds of cookies we all left with a sugar high, everything was delicious. As Matteo R (himself pretty familiar with authentic Italian) says, "Yelp 2015 started in the sweetest possible way…at an old-school Italian café, featuring an impressive array of classic Italian desserts and a couple of inventive takes on a classic." Here's hoping the rest of the year is just as tasty. 

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Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page. A huge thanks goes out to Biagio, Angela, Jessica, and the rest of the Fortunato Brothers staff for inviting us out and showing us their sweet side. I know I'm coming back for gelato and tiramisu ASAP, so I'll see you all over there!

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Cheers,
Peter D and the Yelp NYC team

 

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