Award-winning Chef Ciro Verdi will open his Da Ciro Brooklyn Trattoria E Pizzeria at 458-460 Myrtle Avenue between Washington and Waverly on Wednesday, May 18. And it’s a grand affair with a ribbon cutting just a few minutes before 5pm which will usher in 10% dinner specials all night from 5pm to 10pm. Perfect time to come out and try the Neapolitan casseroles, ravioli ,or any of the pastas, focaccia, white truffles, tiramisu, gelato and other dishes by Verdi. The restaurant name ‘Da Ciro’ in Italian simply means ‘by Ciro.’
New York born and raised Chef Ciro Verdi (Astoria, Queens) has been trying to retire for the past several years, but his restaurant team and customers won’t let him. So after a 20-year successful stint in Manhattan, Chef Verdi’s open in Brooklyn. Have brick oven, will travel. Four things that flourish at Verdi’s restaurant: food, charm, comfort and spirit, will surely continue in Brooklyn.
A sampling of menu items include: Calamari alla griglia (grilled squid served over cucumbers, olives and red onions); mozzarella calda son pomodorini (warm mozzarella with grape tomatoes and basil); verdue al forno a legna (seasonal vegetables roasted in our wood-burning oven); pollo millanese pounded chicken cutlet breaded then topped with tri colore salad and goat cheese medallion.
“We have lots of classic dishes,” says Chef Verdi, and mostly we are known for putting a twist on the basics — and our basics are not at all ‘basic,'” heartily laughs Chef Ciro.
Da Ciro Ristorante, 458 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street.