BYOB Italian Spot in Williamsburg
After cocktails at Dear Irving, I hopped on the L Train to meet Christine for dinner at Oregano (http://www.oreganowilliamsburg.com/). This Italian spot is BYOB ($7 corkage fee) and is conveniently located right across the street from a Wine & Liquor store. Prior to eating, we grabbed a $12 bottle of Montepulciano. With a bottle in hand, we were ready to feast!
While we were figuring out what to order, we started nibbling on the complimentary focaccia and olives. I found it a bit odd that there were olives and no olive oil for dipping. But after biting a piece of the focaccia, I realized why- it was already fairly greasy, so more oil wasn't needed.
We ended up deciding to split a pizza as an appetizer (a totally normal move, right?) After reading the menu, the Boscaiola called our name! It is pizza topped with fior di latte (a type of mozzarella), sausage, mushroom and cream.
I saw the Chicken Parmigiana on the menu and knew I needed it RIGHT THAT MINUTE! It is breaded and topped with fior di latte and served with their homemade fettuccine. I tend to prefer vodka sauce, so I asked for the pasta to be served with that instead. The pasta was a bit too done for my liking - it would have been better if it were a bit al dente, but that is tough with fresh pasta - such a Catch 22.
Christine got the Squid Ink Fettuccine with Lobster. It is served with asparagus and cherry tomatoes in a garlic and oil sauce.
I was too focused on my meal, so I completely forgot to even try Christine's dish. She seemed to be intently focused on her meal as well. Yum!
This is a lovely little Italian spot. Initially, we were seated at one table and then a large, boisterous party came in and we felt as if they were SITTING IN OUT LAP! We spoke to our server and she was very understanding when we requested to move our table to a quieter area.
Give this Williamsburg BYOB a shot!