WHAT IS BARANO?
Barano is South Williamsburg’s wood fired seasonal Italian restaurant by Chef Albert Di Meglio.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Barano proudly anchors South Williamsburg at 26 Broadway.
We are on the south side of the street, right before you hit the corner of Broadway and Kent Avenue.
WHAT ARE YOU COOKING?
Chef Di Meglio’s seasonal menus adapt old world cooking techniques to modern tastes, using our open kitchen’s wood-burning oven and open-fire grill. All of Barano’s pastas are made on-site and by hand. Our mozzarella is also made in house, hand pulled, and served à la minute.
WHERE ARE YOUR INGREDIENTS FROM?
Barano is focused on using the finest ingredients our neighbors have to offer. We consciously strive to use Brooklyn’s best whenever we can. When we can’t, we head to farms in New York and our Tri-State neighbors. Nevertheless, there are certain things the old world does best – for those, we import directly from Italy.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DRINK?
Barano’s wine list focuses on Italian wines with a historic summary of the old world and new. Our beers are also handpicked and feature some of the best local and Italian craft breweries. Think Retorto, Threes, and Grimm.
WHO DESIGNED YOUR DINING ROOM?
Barano owes its thoughtfully designed interior to hOmE studios, the award winning Brooklyn-based designers who created the ultimate environment of old-meets-new to compliment chef DiMeglio’s seasonal, southern Italian food.
WHO DESIGNED YOUR BRANDING?
Barano's artistically choreographed branding was developed by Common Space, the award winning Manhattan-based designers who created the perfect graphic harmony between art-deco and contemporary cuisine.
What does Barano mean?
We are named after Barano D’Ischia, the township in southern Italy where Chef Di Meglio’s grandmother, Giuseppina, was born. Giuseppina was instrumental in Al’s growth as a chef, and her cooking incited his love and career in food. Without her, you wouldn’t be joining us for dinner tonight. As a tribute to the place that educated Giuseppina in the art of cooking, we decided to name ourselves Barano.
ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS, RESERVATION REQUESTs OR just TO SAY HI AT (347) 987-4500