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Restaurant Name: MARIA
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Address: 3073 Emmons Avenue
Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York
Phone Number: (718) 646-6665
Type of Food: Italian
Hours: Every day except Tuesday
Dress: Adult
Price Range: Entrees $13.50 - $19.50 average
Reservations: Always a good idea -- necessary on weekends
Description of Restaurant:

A darling gem among the many neighboring restaurants that dot this historic waterfront community.

Locals have flocked here for years to watch the fishing fleet come in (and leave).

Maria's has been around since the 1930's -- a fixture in Sheepshead Bay's great history. But renovations and a caring management have kept Maria's as fresh and delicious as the early years.

Walk in the front door and you immediately know you are in the right place; stylish, attractive, splashes of the warm sunlight in the early day and seductive/alluring light in the evening.

The full bar area is great for a before or after dinner cocktail or aperitif; staffed by a great mixologist.

Weather permitting, the outside tables afford the best view of the busy bay and street.

The interior of the restaurant is divided into 3 areas so dinning is spacious and relaxed.

Now the food!

The Food

The kitchen can be very creative.
Appetizers:  $7.00-$10.00
Comprise several of the usual Italian specialties, but ask for some special ideas.

The Alfredo @ $12.50; the Bolognese @ $11.50; the shrimp/clams marichiara with linguine @ $15.00 are some of the standard menu pastas that are definitely above the average. Listen for the specials. These can also be ordered as 1/2 portions when ordering an entree.

Chicken Rollatina with Mushrooms @ $16.50.

Veal Pizzaiola @ $21.00

Steak Pizzaiola @ $22.00

Scallop fra Diavolo with clams and mussels @ $17.50

Calamari en Casserole @ $14.50.

-- all meticulously prepared every day on Maria's menu.

Each day specials are worth your special consideration.

MARIA's is a restaurant your 'Love Chef' would make a special trip to indulge in a truly lovely dining experience.

Maria Ristorante Italian Cheesecake 

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