Fuhgeddaboudit Food: Barano

Posted: Updated:
WILLIAMSBURG -

A restaurant the features tastes from the Italian island Ischia is making its home in Williamsburg.

Barano in Williamsburg is creating Italian classics with their own unique spin,

The restaurant created its very own mozzarella made on the premises with Wisconsin cheese curds so that every variable from temperature to salinity can be carefully controlled. 

They also take on cacio e pepe, only at Barano it goes by a different name. 

"I didn't want to do it. I wanted to give you something that has the flavors of southern Italy, but you'll never see in another Italian restaurant which is my Saffron Gigli,” says chef and partner Albert Di Meglio.

The pasta is made with saffron infused with Calabrian honey and showered with pecorino. 

"It's something that's familiar, but completely unfamiliar," says Di Meglio. 

There's even a twist to the way things are cooked at Barano. Everything from their pizzas to their meats and veggies are cooked in a wood-fired oven. 

"It adds flavor, it adds depth, also it sears a lot better, the heat's a little bit more intense. Where a regular oven is just perfect and clean, wood fire has better nuances to the food," says Di Meglio.

  • Fuhgeddaboudit Food: BaranoMore>>

  • news

    Fuhgeddaboudit Food Photos

    Fuhgeddaboudit Food Photos

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-08-01 12:49:59 GMT
    It's food so good, so unique, so Brooklyn....Fuhgeddaboudit!It's food so good, so unique, so Brooklyn....Fuhgeddaboudit!

    Here are some of the dishes featured on Fuhgeddaboudit Food. 

    Here are some of the dishes featured on Fuhgeddaboudit Food. 

  • Food & Fun PhotosMore>>

  • Event Lineup at the Barclays Center

    Event Lineup at the Barclays Center

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Musicians and husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform during their Soul2Soul Tour at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Musicians and husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform during their Soul2Soul Tour at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    A lot of big acts are coming to the Barclays Center.

    A lot of big acts are coming to the Barclays Center.

  • Just Married in Brooklyn

    Just Married in Brooklyn

    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.

    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBK.  

    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBK.  

  • Guide: Brooklyn and Bronx Breweries

    Guide: Brooklyn and Bronx Breweries

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-08-28 13:30:56 GMT

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the boroughs for beer-lovers to visit.

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the boroughs for beer-lovers to visit.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."