Ignazio’s Pizza (IgnaziosPizza.com) – Ignazio’s is officially open today, and early reports from emailers give it a thumbs up on the pizza. Steven posted his review on nubloom and says, “The pizza was absolutely awesome. Thicker crust than Grimaldi’s but just slightly, giving a great crunch that I look for in pizza. The slices are not sloppy or overly loaded with sauce or cheese.” There will be delivery service starting mid-April to Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, and Vinegar Hill. Their menu items include baked anchovies, meatballs, and a regional Italian cheese plate for appetizers and salads. They also have an apple and ricotta ‘pizza’ dessert that has baked apples, chilled ricotta, honey and mint on a pizza and gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato.
Cafe Baco – This space formerly occupied by Baco Living at 71 Jay Street has soft launched this week as Cafe Baco. The space has been redesigned and reconfigured for a cafe, restaurant, entertainment, and vintage shop. Currently, they offer coffee and smoothies, but will offer a full lunch and dinner menu in the next week or so. Their plans for the restaurant include Mediterranean cuisine, with late night bar with live entertainment and DJ nights (the DJ booth sits above the kitchen.) Further information to come.
Choice Market Dumbo – As posted last July, Choice Market will open on the corner of York and Jay Street. Originally slated to open in April/May, but they’ve updated interior design elements to the location, which pushes back the opening to late June.
Hecho en Dumbo (hechoendumbo.com) – Not exactly new news, but for those familiar with Hecho, Sunday nights are Sunday Night Serenata, which is a perfect way to wind down after the weekend in a cozy and romantic night with acoustic performances by candlelight, while you enjoy the traditional Mexican cuisine, considered by many one of the most authentic Mexican food in the city.