Fornino at Pier 6

Italian in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

From the end of May through mid-September, Fornino dishes out excellent wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, beer and Italian treats right on Pier 6. The rooftop deck with picnic tables and spectacular views of Lower Manhattan is a great spot for groups.

The restaurant also opens in April, May and October when the weather's fine, but it closes completely in winter. Gluten-free bases are available.