Marco Polo, a Court Street veteran, just upgraded its next-door takeout space into an inviting wine bar called Enoteca on Court. Carroll Gardens Chowhounds approve of the makeover, and you’ll probably find many of them chilling in the backyard garden.
“What a great addition to the neighborhood,” writes Nehna, who loves the gnocchi with Gorgonzola and veal meatballs in tomato ragu, both finished in the wood-fired oven from the room’s previous incarnation. That oven also turns out first-rate pizzas with happy combinations of toppings. Early favorites include the valtellina (bresaola, mushroom, Taleggio, mozzarella) and the lucana (sausage, mushroom, mozzarella, spicy caciotta cheese). Salads, cheeses, and cured meats round out the menu, and Nehna suggests finishing with excellent gelati cranked out by an Italian-trained chef.
The wine list—put together by a veteran of the well-regarded I Trulli—is well priced but limited, oolah writes. She found it mostly “ho-hum,” short on interesting small producers, but adds, “This really only matters to wine geeks — everyone else should find the list more than adequate.”
Enoteca on Court [Carroll Gardens]
347 Court Street (between President and Union streets), Brooklyn