Vesta is one of those neighborhood secrets, with chatty regulars at the bar, local art on the walls and organic produce from a Brooklyn rooftop farm. The menu is simple and seasonal, with satisfying steamed mussels with garlic crostini, bubbling thin-crust pizzas and wide-ranging mains along the likes of spaghetti with calamari and anchovies, pan-seared branzino (sea bass), and wild boar lasagna.

Star of the popular weekend brunch is the Hangover Pizza, with spicy tomato sauce, potatoes, bacon, sausage and baked egg.