At Park Slope’s newly-opened Va Beh’ (which means “it’s all good” in Italian), owners Michele and Qiana Di Bar and Andrew Alari are doing Italian food as it was meant to be done: simple dishes, made with the highest quality ingredients.
Alari told The Brooklyn Paper that keeping the menu authentic was the goal.
“Real Italian food is simple,” said Italian-born co-owner Andrea Alari, who opened the place with two partners just a few weeks ago. “It’s what we grew up with, made right here.”
In a conversation with Here’s Park Slope, Michele agreed.
“All these recipes are from Italy,” he told me. “They’re simple, but with recipes so simple you need to do it right, because there’s nowhere to hide. Nothing’s embellished.”
The seasonal menu includes a variety of fresh, seasonal crostini made with bread from Royal Crown Bakery in Bensonhurst, a variety of Stuzzichini (small plates), fresh pastas made in-house, a small selection of entrees, and more. Here’s Park Slope said the tomato sauce “tasted like it was made by a very skilled grandma,” which is exactly what you want from an Italian restaurant. You can find the full menu here.
Wine is on tap and delivery and brunch are on the way, and early reviews are bullish.
Va Beh’ is located at 446 Dean St (between 5th Ave & Flatbush Ave), in Park Slope