The Lovely Lilia

Missy Robbins brand new Willamsburg spot Misi is currently the hot topic of conversation on the NYC food scene.  But while critics continue to argue the merits of this newest venture, we've decided to head back to the original Williamsburg debut, the bright and beautiful Lilia for the Sheeps Milk Agnolotto.

A meal at this casual Italian gem begins with a few small snacks at the bar, a bowl of chili powder potato chips and peanuts dusted with fresh rosemary.

The foccaccia of the day; a warm savory round with grilled onions and Parmesan cheese served alongside a dollop of whipped ramp butter.  If I could put this butter on everything I own I probably would.

Then onto the famous Sheeps Milk Agnolotto of course; soft pillows of yellow pasta bursting with sweet ricotta cheese in a honey and saffron sauce with dried tomato.  It's like a happy little oasis right inside a bowl. 

Lilia will be  its 3rd anniversary in January and it's not slowing down a bit.  Make a reservation early or prepare to wait 2-3 hours on the weekends for a walk in table.  

567 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY