Sociale Brooklyn

I can't believe how many new places keep popping up in Brooklyn Heights.  It seems like every time I walk around the neighborhood I stumble upon something new like this cute little restaurant Sociale.

Located on the corner of Orange and Henry Streets, this cozy spot boasts a number of Italian specialties from Spaghetti al Pomodoro to Parpadelle al Coniglio and Whole Roasted Branzino.

The meal always begins with a nice basket of bread, one a rustic white the second a whole wheat with raisin and pecans alongside whipped butter and olive oil.  They're always freshly baked and the whipped butter is the perfect texture for slathering on top. Between lunch and dinner hours Sociale offers a smaller menu with a variety of salads and panini's like this Classico with Parma, Buffalo Mozzarella and Watercress.

The panini was simple and delicious, no bells and whistles here just high quality ingredients served with a bit of love from the kitchen and a big warm smile from the waiter.  This is the type of place that makes you feel like your family from the moment you walk in the door...truly a little gem in Brooklyn Heights.