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River Deli



32 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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(718) 254-9200

Cuisine: Delis, Italian Restaurants


4.8 of 5.0 from 87 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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River Deli Reviews

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  • Isa JVery delicious omelettes and charming atmosphere. The staff is also lovely.

    55555 by Isa J


  • Amanda ECute little restaurant on one of the nicest streets in Brooklyn Heights. Unfortunately food did not live up to the excellent atmosphere. Nothing special about the food but the prices are very good.

    55555 by Amanda E


  • Graham LindnerCute and cozy with a small menu of delicious Italian plates. Cash only.

    55555 by Graham Lindner


  • Jon ChenCash only! Affordable drinks

    55555 by Jon Chen


  • miles l.Affordable old school Italian in a cozy atmosphere.

    55555 by miles l.


  • Bin Y.Start with a big meat/cheese board then move on to the house made pastas. The daily specials are usually my go to, the last time I had a bottarga/clam spaghetti with white wine sauce - perfecto!

    55555 by Bin Y.


  • Michelle MAmazing pasta at a great price. Ravioli was fantastic.

    55555 by Michelle M


  • David B.Good rustic Italian food in an intimate space. Somehow never has a wait for dinner but also always just crowded and lively enough inside.

    55555 by David B.


  • Laura L.Excellent food, good prices, great neighborhood! Be prepared for a long wait, though.

    55555 by Laura L.


  • John GTry the trofie pasta with tuna and pesto. It is so good

    55555 by John G


  • Adam GPane Frattau is the bomb 😲👌🏻

    55555 by Adam G


  • Carl MartinMy favourite restaurant in Brooklyn, hands down. Wonderful ambiance, food and service. Exceptional.

    55555 by Carl Martin


  • Eric HinesClassic Lasagna is good, reminds me of home. Tagliatelle is also very good.

    55555 by Eric Hines


  • Brittani OBruschetta, lasagna

    55555 by Brittani O


  • Kyle B.Quaint and cozy Italian restaurant nestled at the corner of Joralemon and Columbia Pl. The lasagna, burrata, and pasta dishes were amazing!

    55555 by Kyle B.


  • kau Mマンハッタンではおめにかかれない、イタリア人のためのイタリアンです。

    55555 by kau M


  • Nicole S.Totally exceeded my expectations, such a pleasant experience. Passed my Goldilocks standards. Lasagna was nicely portioned -- not too Garfield huge. Brooklyn Heights feels like a snow globe town.

    55555 by Nicole S.


  • Victoria RGreat vegetarian options.

    55555 by Victoria R


  • Ricardo NSo they only accept cash and have an ATM inside charging you fees... Hmmm.

    33333 by Ricardo N


  • Ricardo NI tried a lasagna. Very ordinary to say the least and extremely oily. The oily kind of you find in ready made food.

    33333 by Ricardo N


  • Robert StewartThe Lasagna Bolognese was great!

    55555 by Robert Stewart


  • Carlos BBest Tiramisu ever!

    55555 by Carlos B


  • Mark T.My go to neighborhood brunch place. The pancetta omelette is great as well as the strawberry pancake special.

    55555 by Mark T.


  • Jenna D.my friends and i have dreams about the malloredus pasta. great wines and their meat&cheese plate is a great value!

    55555 by Jenna D.


  • Lori K h.Dishes are incredibly thought out- a wonderful spot for a date, birthday party, or bite at the bar.

    55555 by Lori K h.


  • Julius T.Pasta pasta. Come here for lunch on a weekend - no wait. Cash only! Pane e frattau is super good

    55555 by Julius T.


  • ShahBeautiful spot with unusually great Italian food. Also great brunch from those who want to avoid that typical boring egg-filled fare.

    55555 by Shah


  • Yera H.This place is my new obsession. Beautiful, quaint, fairly priced. The lasagna was delicious. Try the drink of the night!

    55555 by Yera H.


  • Lilo JOh my gosh the mozzarella buffalo and the ricotta and spinach ravioli are amazing.

    55555 by Lilo J


  • Marc M.First things first. Put some burrata in your face. Then, maybe grab some pappardelle. If there's a fish special, especially a Bronzino, eat that. It's fish, so no regrets, right?

    33333 by Marc M.


  • Kevin S.The Malloredus Sardi Alla Campidanese was delicious - still thinking about the sauce. So we're the muscles, if you like some spice in the broth. Cash only, but good prices.

    55555 by Kevin S.


  • Julia S.best place in Brooklyn Heights.

    55555 by Julia S.


  • Carl CollinsSuch a solid joint - Sardinian! Enjoy a wine from their home region!

    55555 by Carl Collins


  • ian rA must if you are in the area! Cash only! Enjoy.

    55555 by ian r


  • Rachael SSimple, fresh, delicious food at a reasonable price, served in a cozy setting. Feels like a home cooked meal with all the neighbours. If I lived here this would definitely be a fave.

    55555 by Rachael S


  • Denis JOne of the best experiences I've ever had. Phenomenal food, friendly staff and charming atmosphere. Single downside - cash only.

    55555 by Denis J


  • Michael L.This neighborhood Scicilian find is just off the beaten path. The lamb tagliatelle is amazing.

    55555 by Michael L.


  • Fred C.Get the lasagna it's delicious and massive.

    55555 by Fred C.


  • Melody G.So darling and the bruschetta was filling and beautiful, but it was easily 80 degrees in there

    55555 by Melody G.


  • Alyssa B.quaint spot, delicious simple italian dishes

    55555 by Alyssa B.


  • David H.Despite what the name may lead you to believe, this is an amazing Italian restaurant (it apparently used to be a deli). They serve all the classics, sure you'll find something you like.

    55555 by David H.


  • Ben KendallAmazing and authentic. Great tiramisu!

    55555 by Ben Kendall


  • Smash DembugsHeard great things about this place

    55555 by Smash Dembugs


  • User N.Cash only 💵

    55555 by User N.


  • Brendan H.Genius pappardelle with mushrooms, and perhaps the most unusual ATM I've ever seen!

    55555 by Brendan H.


  • Marie b.Cash only!

    55555 by Marie b.


  • Brannon W.Burrata. Do it.

    55555 by Brannon W.


  • Nikki W.Pasta is amazing and they have great prices. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but I would recommend pasta and tuna dish- delicious! Remember it's cash only - figure $60/person. Drink included

    55555 by Nikki W.


  • Erin S.Just ok. And if you charge four bucks for fresh oj, please don't put ice in it!

    33333 by Erin S.


  • Caroline M.The malloredus is my fave. Always.

    55555 by Caroline M.


  • Wissam MagazachiOn the weekend get the Pane Frattau, total no brainer

    33333 by Wissam Magazachi


  • Daniele P.A true italian restaurant! Great pasta. Highly recommended.

    55555 by Daniele P.


  • Audra C.Delicious. Tastes like Italian home food. You think you don't want to get the chicken at a place like this because everything looks awesome, but get the chicken.

    55555 by Audra C.


  • Jason K.The River Julep. God bless Brooklyn.

    55555 by Jason K.


  • Jenny P.Still not sure why this place is named River Deli. The pappardelle with mushrooms is heavenly.

    55555 by Jenny P.


  • Jeremy W.A great restaurant with a deceptive name... it's actually specializes in really quaint Italian dishes (not your usual Olive Garden fare). Came here for brunch, and had excellent trophie al pesto.

    55555 by Jeremy W.


  • Jason K.The best pasta in the Heights, maybe in all of Brooklyn. Amazingly subtle dishes.

    55555 by Jason K.


  • Jason K.If you come for brunch and they're offering the pane frattau special, skip the menu and GET THAT.

    55555 by Jason K.


  • David R.Trust the specials.

    33333 by David R.


  • Francesca LOne of the top restaurants in the whole nyc. Malloreddus served with canonau wine is a must! Great service and great crowd. My fave :)

    55555 by Francesca L


  • Oz L.Great little Brooklyn heights treasure. The dinner features some really nice and authentic italian/Sardinian cuisine. The brunch is pretty tasty as well.

    55555 by Oz L.


  • Mark CThe specials are always great, and the chocolate mouse isn't easy to match anywhere

    55555 by Mark C


  • Tarek P.The Burrata is outrageous here.

    55555 by Tarek P.


  • Janelle J.Wonderful Sardinian restaurant in the food dead zone known as Brooklyn Heights. Their Panna cotta is delicious.

    55555 by Janelle J.


  • Brendan B.Bechamel Lasagna for your face hole.

    55555 by Brendan B.


  • Alex R.The name lulls you into thinking this is just another deli when in fact it's some of the best rustic italian food in Brooklyn. Great pastas. Laid back atmosphere too. Go here.

    55555 by Alex R.


  • karen b.Get the trophie pasta. It's a specialty from Northern Italy that's hard to find in most Italian restaurants. It's light and delicious for a pasta dish.

    55555 by karen b.


  • emi Bthe fish soup is amazing. pretty traditional sardinian food. coffee is a super no, unless the italian owners make it for you!

    55555 by emi B


  • Lori K h.Try the Vanilla bean panna cotta - THIS is the best dessert there!!

    55555 by Lori K h.


  • Katy K.Fish stew FTW

    55555 by Katy K.


  • AndreaQuant place for good Italian. Portions are large, food is fresh. Sausage plate looked delish.

    55555 by Andrea


  • Rob Ztry the spaghetti

    55555 by Rob Z


  • Jon R.The best Italian in Brooklyn Heights

    55555 by Jon R.


  • MackNot a deli.

    55555 by Mack


  • Michael S.Best espresso in the area. Get it.

    55555 by Michael S.


  • The Corcoran GroupWarm and inviting restaurant with a simple menu and great service. We recommend the Ravioli Di Ricotta E Spinaci Al Burron E Salvia – it’s delicious and fun to pronounce. Cash only.

    55555 by The Corcoran Group


  • Peter SteinbergSome of the best mussels I've ever had. And really well priced.

    55555 by Peter Steinberg


  • Lara D.Ps fish stew is normally a cold weather special.

    55555 by Lara D.


  • Lara D.Ask Jean Paul for a recco, he never disappoints. Sardinian reds are a must. Specials are delish (yay fish stew) and, they have Sol! Yummers x quabillion! So nice.

    55555 by Lara D.


  • Ben M.Best place in Brooklyn Heights. Chocolate Mousse is in a par with my Mum's. That is an extraordinary compliment.

    55555 by Ben M.


  • Adam F.The potatoes that come with the steak are the most delicious thing you'll ever taste.

    55555 by Adam F.


  • Lara D.Try the eggs Benedict but substitute the ham for smoked salmon. Yum!

    55555 by Lara D.


  • Todd S.Pappardelle ai funghi is fantastic if you like mushrooms. Then again, everything is good.

    55555 by Todd S.


  • M M.Don't bother with the fried calamari, it is overdone, tough and too chewy. I liked their sardinian wines and cheese & grilled vegetable plate. Their pasta was good.

    33333 by M M.


  • Rahul G.um, my favorite place in Brooklyn so far. the fish stew is unbelievable, though it was on special when we went.

    55555 by Rahul G.


  • Jenna F.Delightful Italian. Start with the bruschetta - comes in four varieties. Try the ricotta spinach ravioli!

    55555 by Jenna F.


  • Courtney R.You MUST have the mussels. You think you've had mussels, but you haven't until you've had the perfectly cooked, perfectly garlicky mussels at River Deli.

    55555 by Courtney R.


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