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MISI

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WHO
Missy Robbins is a true phoenix of the US food scene. After studying at the prestigious Georgetown University, Missy decided to become a chef. She worked in kitchens around the country and in Italy, then became an executive chef in NY and earned Michelin stars immediately, along with a quick TV stint at the same time. In 2013, she took a break. Over the next couple of years, she would complain regularly to her neighbor Sean Feeney, then working in finance, about the unreasonable proposals she’d receive from various restauranteurs. Without a second thought, they decided to partner up and opened the award-winning Lilia in 2016, a high quality Italian restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Misi is their second project and brings a greater focus to homemade pasta and gelato.

FOOD
A dreamy crostini as a starter, featuring homemade whipped ricotta generously covering a chunky piece of warm bread, served with a bowl of charred marinated peppers and marjoram (the first time we were surprised by ricotta toast!) – $15
A decadent whole roasted eggplant simply dressed with Calabrian chili and olive oil, so tender you just carve it with a spoon – $15
Once in a lifetime tortelli stuffed with vibrant green spinach and mascarpone, finished with ricotta salata and a brown butter that would have you licking the bowl if you weren’t so polite! – $25
Perfectly al dente linguine with chopped garlic, parsley and anchovies prepared two ways: filets and colatura, a traditional fish sauce from the Amalfi Coast made out of anchovies fermented in salt water – $24
Last but not least, a smart dessert menu composed entirely of homemade gelato ($8 each), with five to six rotating, seasonal flavors. Those creamy confections are served generously and with no fuss as per usual at Misi, in clear stemmed glasses, neither too cold nor too melted. The ingredients, from the olive oil to the pistachio one, are of such quality that it feels like eating them in their non-ice-cream form.

DRINKS
A short selection of classic Italian cocktails with a slight twist, from an olive-oil-washed gin Martini ($18) to a Negroni sour ($14) or a Spritz with house Misi bitters ($15).
A digestible list of wines from Italy and its closest neighbors (Austria and Corsica, notably) with an open-minded price range and a variety of references, such as the great Cà de Noci 2017 Lambrusco Grasparossa ($15 a glass) or Marco de Baroti’s Integer from 2016 ($95 a bottle).
Their daily mocktail specials (a bright mandarin ginger spritz that day for $7) and extensive list of aperitifs are noteworthy as well.

DECOR
More austere-looking than it feels when actually sitting in the space. Misi was opened inside a brand-new apartment building on the ever-modernizing Williamsburg waterfront. Not unlike Lilia, the space feels like a garage or a warehouse that should have been cleaned up by bankers; white, bone, black and grey everything, raw, cold materials everywhere, and glass panels letting diners see into the kitchen and pasta making room. That view, along with the central open bar, is actually pretty exciting.

SEATING
Comfortable Hay design stools and chairs, good-sized tables.

VIBE
As previously mentioned, more convivial than you would expect. The chef’s reputation combined with the location draws a mixed and animated crowd of foodies, hipsters, families, traders, residents and large groups of friends. The staff is friendly, the food and wine are generous and the vibe is really warm in the end.

SERVICE
Staff is approachable, knowledgeable and efficient.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Of course, to any Italian food lovers or hungry guests looking for that rare quality in Williamsburg.

WHO
Missy Robbins is a true phoenix of the US food scene. After studying at the prestigious Georgetown University, Missy decided to become a chef. She worked in kitchens around the country and in Italy, then became an executive chef in NY and earned Michelin stars immediately, along with a quick TV stint at the same time. In 2013, she took a break. Over the next couple of years, she would complain regularly to her neighbor Sean Feeney, then working in finance, about the unreasonable proposals she’d receive from various restauranteurs. Without a second thought, they decided to partner up and opened the award-winning Lilia in 2016, a high quality Italian restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Misi is their second project and brings a greater focus to homemade pasta and gelato.

FOOD
A dreamy crostini as a starter, featuring homemade whipped ricotta generously covering a chunky piece of warm bread, served with a bowl of charred marinated peppers and marjoram (the first time we were surprised by ricotta toast!) – $15
A decadent whole roasted eggplant simply dressed with Calabrian chili and olive oil, so tender you just carve it with a spoon – $15
Once in a lifetime tortelli stuffed with vibrant green spinach and mascarpone, finished with ricotta salata and a brown butter that would have you licking the bowl if you weren’t so polite! – $25
Perfectly al dente linguine with chopped garlic, parsley and anchovies prepared two ways: filets and colatura, a traditional fish sauce from the Amalfi Coast made out of anchovies fermented in salt water – $24
Last but not least, a smart dessert menu composed entirely of homemade gelato ($8 each), with five to six rotating, seasonal flavors. Those creamy confections are served generously and with no fuss as per usual at Misi, in clear stemmed glasses, neither too cold nor too melted. The ingredients, from the olive oil to the pistachio one, are of such quality that it feels like eating them in their non-ice-cream form.

DRINKS
A short selection of classic Italian cocktails with a slight twist, from an olive-oil-washed gin Martini ($18) to a Negroni sour ($14) or a Spritz with house Misi bitters ($15).
A digestible list of wines from Italy and its closest neighbors (Austria and Corsica, notably) with an open-minded price range and a variety of references, such as the great Cà de Noci 2017 Lambrusco Grasparossa ($15 a glass) or Marco de Baroti’s Integer from 2016 ($95 a bottle).
Their daily mocktail specials (a bright mandarin ginger spritz that day for $7) and extensive list of aperitifs are noteworthy as well.

DECOR
More austere-looking than it feels when actually sitting in the space. Misi was opened inside a brand-new apartment building on the ever-modernizing Williamsburg waterfront. Not unlike Lilia, the space feels like a garage or a warehouse that should have been cleaned up by bankers; white, bone, black and grey everything, raw, cold materials everywhere, and glass panels letting diners see into the kitchen and pasta making room. That view, along with the central open bar, is actually pretty exciting.

SEATING
Comfortable Hay design stools and chairs, good-sized tables.

VIBE
As previously mentioned, more convivial than you would expect. The chef’s reputation combined with the location draws a mixed and animated crowd of foodies, hipsters, families, traders, residents and large groups of friends. The staff is friendly, the food and wine are generous and the vibe is really warm in the end.

SERVICE
Staff is approachable, knowledgeable and efficient.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Of course, to any Italian food lovers or hungry guests looking for that rare quality in Williamsburg.

CHEF

Missy Robbins

OPENING DAYS

Lunch and dinner : Monday to Sunday

RESERVATIONS

Book online, one or two days in advance.

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