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Homemade Pasta with Seafood and Jalapeno Margaritas Make For A Great Date In Park Slope

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That saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” often applies to the best eating establishments you’ll ever dine in. Ambiance and décor are nice, but good food is something that stands out on its own. At Nostro, this is the case. With a long, narrow space lined with small tables along the wall, you might expect nothing more than the basics. What you get, however, is elegant, traditional Italian food that commemorates Napoli and its homemade pasta and seafood. Combining over 20 years of experience with locally-sourced ingredients, Nostro creates dishes like pappardelle with lamb, or gnocchi in kale pesto, with warmth, familiarity, and an element of surprise. From risotto to roasted duck breast to a simple eggplant parmesan, both you and your date will find exactly what you're craving on the menu.

You know why international societies are so great? Just a hop away from your Italian dining experience is a Mexican option. Panchita’s Place is steeped in Mexican tradition, bolstered by the owners' mother, Panchita’s, experience growing up in a small village in Mexico, raised by her hard-working, culinary genius mother Chanita. You’re probably too stuffed to eat again, so we suggest you go straight to the bar and get your margarita on. There are so many kinds! If you like spicy, get the jalapeno margarita. If you want something sweeter, you can go with the tamarind option, and if you like your margarita bloody, try the bloody Maria infused banderita. But don’t feel limited; the bar is overflowing with options, from mezcal forward infusions to a decadent rum punch. If you get hungry—or just need to soak up the booze, there are plenty of cheese-stuffed, chip-focused indulgences on the menu, like the jalapeno and cheese tamales or the sloppy wings. It's a wow.

Nostro

710 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

Panchita's Place

709 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

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