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Southern Italy in South Williamsburg

Barano is a grandson’s paean to his Ischian nonna.

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26 Broadway, nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg 347-987-4500

AL DI MEGLIO’S latest restaurant, Barano, is named, in the grand tradition of ancient red-sauce joints everywhere, for the area (on the Neapolitan island of Ischia, for the record) where his ancestors (specifically his beloved nonna) lived before coming to the New World. With its faux-rusticated décor (oak-wood floors, sun-bleached tiles, etcetera), the comfortable space, on the ground floor of a new condo in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, even manages to look a little like the kind

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