Risotto is hard enough for sit-down restaurants to get right. Piccoli in Brooklyn ups the degree of difficulty, cooking it only for takeout or delivery—and nails it.
"I was truly skeptical that risotto could be delivered and not be a soggy mushy mess," says an impressed jinx, while guspup tried a basic Parmigiano-Reggiano risotto with similar success: "It was very good, far better than I'd expect from such a place." The rest of the menu offers pastas, panini, a handful of chicken and fish entrées, and salads (jinx recommends the pastore: roasted peppers, marinated artichoke, olives, and fresh mozzarella over organic greens).
Piccoli has a pedigree—its chef-owner is also behind the hound-endorsed Fragole in Carroll Gardens—and might be just what Windsor Terrace has been hungering for. "We have very, very few decent places to eat in WT," guspup laments. "I must say that I'm cheering for Piccoli."
Piccoli [Windsor Terrace]
157 Prospect Park SW (at Vanderbilt Street), Brooklyn