Tommaso is a Brooklyn culinary institution.
I love this Italian restaurant year-round– it’s classic food, family run and all set to a Sinatra soundtrack. However, at Christmastime, it’s simply magnificent. There’s opera singing, Christmas decorations and a decadent meal dubbed the Feast of Seven Fishes.
I can see why Thanksgiving dinner pales in comparison to this dining experience, traditionally celebrated on December 24th. It’s just incredible. Seafood salad, baked clams in red sauce, filet of sole, linguini and white clams, bacalao (apparently, this one is a non-negotiable!). If you ever get invited to partake in one of these dinners, I hope you like seafood.
And I especially hope you arrive hungry. Really, really hungry.