Popular cafe and grocer Un Posto Italiano has opened up a spacious new storefront on Garfield Place in Park Slope, featuring fresh-cooked Italian meals and a full-scale food mart, said the eatery’s owner.
“It’s a very good selection of what you can buy in New York in once place,” said Antonio Capone. “It’s good stuff.”
Near the intersection of Seventh Avenue, the new locale contains ample seating for roughly 50 patrons to nosh on the cafe’s wide selection of handmade pasta or sip Italian espresso — a huge step up from their previous 250-square-feet location on Sackett Street, said Capone.
“Where I was on Sackett was too small for me,” said Capone.
In the middle of the eatery, shoppers can choose from a curated selection of olive oil, cheese, coffee, and pasta at the storefront’s high-quality Italian grocery. And once summer rolls around, Capone will welcome guests to outdoor seating in the new storefront’s backyard.
The cafe aims to present the most authentic version of modern-day Italy, free from the ethical concerns surrounding mass-produced Italian foods — such as the use of slave labor in the tomato farming trade, said Capone.
Born in the city of Abruzzo in the boot-shaped nation, Capone opened the original Un Posto Italiano location five years ago, where he began serving pasta — even rolling the dough himself every morning with high-quality Sicilian flour. The chef writes out the pasta offerings on a chalkboard every morning, and they usually sell out before closing time.
And despite the shops’ emphasis on quality, Capone says he is trying to keep his prices as reasonable as possible, as premium Italian products are often priced cost-prohibitive to many New Yorkers.
Visit the new location of Un Posto Italiano [206 Garfield Pl. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 636-8500, unpostoitaliano.com] Open Tues–Fri 8 am–6:30 pm Sat–Sun 8:30 am–5 pm