80 Berry Street,
Phone: (718) 387-0711
What happens when a Mexican chef falls in love with an Italian front of the house guy? Tuck into Miranda for dinner and you’ll get a pretty good idea. The love child of husband-and-wife culinary team, Sasha and Mauricio Miranda, this homey Williamsburg spot, furnished with brick walls, oak floors and reclaimed mirrors, makes you feel a lot like you’re dining in the couple’s kitchen at home. The menu fuses the vivacious cultures of Latin America and Italy, featuring dishes, like Arancini made not with ground veal and beef, but with Chorizo and a garlicky tomato fonduta. Instead of the typical Italian ragu, the Pappardelle at Miranda is made with a deliciously intense, Mole-Braised Lamb Ragu. It’s comfort food with a delicious twist. At brunch, the menu veers towards the Latin American influence with Huevos Con Mole and Pernil (slow-roasted pork) and eggs. For dessert, you have your pick between Cannolis and a Tres Leches Cake. Of course, there’s Spanish and Italian wines to pair with your meal.