Cremini's

521 Court St, Brooklyn NY 11231
$$$ Italian Recommended New Editor's Pick

The only Italian Restaurant dedicated to the cuisine of Marche Region.
America's first makers of fried stuffed Ascolana Olives.
Fresh Pasta everyday
www.creminis.com

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 521 Court St, Brooklyn NY 11231
  • Cross Street: W 9th St
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Cuisine: Italian | Pasta |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (929) 305-2967
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Cooking Classes, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Indoor Dining 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bar 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Indoor Dining 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bar 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor Dining 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bar 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
Indoor Dining 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Bar noon - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
Indoor Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Bar noon - 9:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.88 out of 5 stars based on 541 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 27, 2023
Adrianne W.
Homey and cozy. Lovely staff/possible owner. Excellent food. The chickpea soup was awesome

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2023
Karen F.
We had a fabulous dinner on Christmas Eve. Everything was perfect. Ricardo was the perfect host. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2023
Dina G.
I have been going to Crimini’s since they opened pre-pandemic. Elena and Ricardo make me feel right at home with delicious food that is made with love and cozy atmosphere. I moved away from Brooklyn but I still come back for their delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2023
Nervana S.
Great hidden gem in Brooklyn. The staff was quick and kind. Every bite of food was delicious. I wish I saved room for dessert but I couldn’t resist the pasta!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2023
Jake O.
Excellent, superb food superb atmosphere. The owner is a great guy.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2023
Jane H.
A lovely place with great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2023
Wendy S.
Fabulous food. Attentive and pleasant service

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2023
Ronni F.
Wonderful food and good service

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Jun 26, 2023
Leslie D.
OMG! What a gem of a place! I went with a small group last night and we were all impressed, foodies that we are. The food was delicious: the olives, the regional pasta dishes, the zucchini app, and the Creminis for desert! The space is small but cute and well appointed, and very comfortable. Reservations recommended. The owners and the service are great. I don't know what took me so long to find this place but I plan to come back again and again, with or without a group, solo, and would be more than happy to sit at the bar!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2023
Sonya C.
Best pasta pesto ever! We loved our leisurely delicious family experience.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2023
Susan K.
This quaint, amazing, neighborhood gem should not be missed, and once you’ve experienced it you’ll keep going back for more! The husband and wife team create a unique dining experience that should not be missed! Everything we had was delicious, fresh and served with love.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2023
Cecilia L.
At first, it seems like such an understated, modest establishment. But by the time we realized that La Dolce Vita was being silently screened onto the wall, and by the time I had the excellent burrata covered with a prosciutto of platonic ideal quality, served with a glass of regional red wine that I wish I wrote down the name of,..we were transported to sublime level. The gentleman serving us is probably the owner; spoke about the Le Marche region with us. Excellent experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2023
Nancy C.
Cremini’s is a gem. The husband and wife team who own this business are wonderfully warm, accommodating and cook beautiful food.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2023
Ellen A.
An excellent meal. We’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2023
Nacar R.
Great food, intimate and great service!

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Feb 21, 2023
Ally B.
Everything we ordered was delicious, you could taste the care and pride that goes into each pasta dish. The pasta was fresh, tasted like it was made just that morning. The wine was delicious and the service was wonderful - we so appreciated chatting with the owner and learning more about his slice of Italy in Brooklyn. Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2023
Jenny G.
Fantastic. Food was wonderful, service was wonderful, felt like being in someone’s living room. I will definitely return. Only feedback I would give is to work on the lighting, it could be a little warmer and more cozy.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2023
Virginia W.
My dad and I had a wonderful time eating here. Can't say enough positive things about our experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2022
Karen F.
We had a wonderful meal on Christmas Eve. Everything we ordered was delicious. Riccardo and his wife were so welcoming and even kept the restaurant open late for us to finish our dinner! We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2022
Danny M.
Amazing food, our favorite neighborhood spot for great italian cuisine!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2022
Clair L.
Perfect evening

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Nov 21, 2022
Marco P.
The food was absolutely great! It was awesome to discover some true, typical, authentic Italian food. Everything was delicious and the stuff was so nice and welcoming. Will definitely go back

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2022
Peter H.
Great food and ambience. Chef Elena is terrific.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2022
Tamara F.
Cremini's is the best! The food is excellent, the service is wonderful and warm. It's our go-to place for special occasions.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2022
Arthur D.
Authentic cuisine and most importantly delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2022
Joy M.
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Amazing meal. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2022
Adedayo A.
Lovely place Friendly owners Awesome food Great drinks Really wonderful New York experience

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2022
Emily H.
Always amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
brooke l.
The best authentic Italian food with the most lovely hosts.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2022
Karen S.
This is a jewel of a restaurant. The couple that run it are helpful and knowledgeable. This is a wonderful regional Italian spot

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2022
Kelly G.
Absolutely wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2022
Ralph P.
Dinner was wonderful, great pasta

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 02, 2022
Cole K.
One of my favorite spots. The owners are incredibly nice people and their food and drinks and service are just excellent. 5 star spot.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Michelle D.
Food amazing, service amazing. It was such a great experience!! Definitely coming back

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2021
Domenic S.
Nice place.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 7/10
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Oct 25, 2021
Susan C.
My husband and I dined at Cremini’s for the first (but definitely not last) time on Saturday. We were visiting Brooklyn so made the reservations early to be sure we got a table. The food was superb. We started with cured meats and a caprese salad. My husband had the gnocchi with ragu while I had the lasagna. Both were great. We finished with the La Bomba. Excellent. We also really enjoyed speaking with Riccardo and Elena, who made us feel so welcome. It definitely reminded us of eating in a small restaurant in Marche. Hopefully the weather will better so we can enjoy the garden seating next time. Look forward to return.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2021
Cyrus M.
Lovely, thank you! Great hosts, food was amazing, and the wine too. Felt like being in a little Italian town. The back area was closed due to rain - front outdoor area could use some additional light, but besides that it was perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2021
Stefanie W.
Fabulous!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2021
Frankie C.
7 out of 5 stars! Will go back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
Steven C.
Truly a delicious and unpretentious dining experience. Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2021
Laura J.
Terrific food and delightful hosts.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2021
Ryan M.
Everything about Cremini's was great. The space is intimate and inviting, the food has a home-cooked feel, and the wine choices are excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2021
Alberto P.
Great husband and wife owned Little Italian gem unique great Italian treats delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2021
Logan G.
The owner and staff at Cremini's are taking every safety precaution seriously while also providing a relaxing, enjoyable outdoor dining experience. Food was excellent, great environment, and friendly staff. We will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 24, 2021
Will S.
Good food at a good price. Comfortable atmosphere. Great place for a date. Try the cheesecake.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2020
Peter B.
Cibo buono! Really quaint atmosphere and owners are super nice.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2020
Antonio C.
Owners are so nice, feel like family, food is delicious and unique. Wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 02, 2020
Natalia S.
Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Ambiance was great. Loved it. Will go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2020
William P.
The entire experience from beginning to end was wonderful. The food, drink and dessert were all amazing. The owners are wonderful hosts and we will definitely be back for more.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2020
joe c.
A wonderful authentic experience all around from the yummy dishes to the atmosphere. The owners are lovely and very accommodating.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2020
Rose L.
Amazing service!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2020
Eric B.
A great little restaurant where everything is homemade by the owners. Delicious food and they make sure everything is okay. There is a garden in the back for outdoor dining.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2020
Lisa d.
A hidden gem. The food was spectacular and the service exceptional. My new favorite restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2020
Angela S.
Amazing!! So happy that we discovered this place. Garden was a bonus surprise upon arrival. Food was ridiculously good from start to finish. Drinks were great. Very impressed. Can’t wait to bring others to our new favorite “neighborhood” spot.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2020
Anthony W.
great small place to eat and drink and both owners were fantastic

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2020
Varada G.
We love the food, ambiance AND Elena and Ricardo and will be back soon :)

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Francesca C.
Amazing food and drinks and you’ll be welcomed by the warmth and charme of Elena and Riccardo, the owners of Cremini. An authentic taste of the Marche experience in Carroll Gardens. Not to be missed.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 01, 2023
Michael M.
We had a great time. Friendly and attentive staff. We will return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 2/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2021
Olta A.
Service folks were rude.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 05, 2020
DAVID M.
Overall very very good.. Sure there will be some subtle tweaks to the menu as they go forward but quite delicious.

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
Nov 12, 2023
Al C.
A gem of a restaurant. A bit small but the quality of food and dedicated staff more than compensates for it.