The restaurant scene in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn continues to expand with fantastic options for dining. I recently discovered new arrival Della, located at 1238 Prospect Avenue; it’s a little jewel in the middle of a neighborhood vibrantly growing in popularity.

Della is completely charming–the staff is impeccably friendly, fun and welcoming; the menu features a well edited array of choices, including sweet and spicy duck wings, chicken liver mousse, branzino and a sautéed pea tendril; and the extensive cocktail, wine and beer list is impressive.

The interior bears a slight resemblance to an airstream camper or train car, with the wood walls rounding up to a low, cozy overhead that creates an intimate space. Beyond that is a small outdoor covered terrace with a few tables that overlooks a back lawn area with communal picnic tables covered in oil cloth prints of varying colors and long flower gardens gracing each side. Streamers of lights provide the outdoor areas with a festive summery experience and a long, languid evening spent eating al fresco. It’s like being on vacation!

The back dining area.
The branzino, simply yet artfully, presented.




I enjoyed the Penelle Mint Pesto to start followed by the branzino, which was divine as it was served over a lentil puree which was sweet enough to have for dessert and contrasted beautifully with the fish. For dessert, the rum bread pudding couldn’t be beat.




For the local neighborhood and for those who enjoy visiting restaurants in other boroughs, Della is a special place worthy of not only an introductory visit, but many return ones.

Open 5-11pm daily.

Bread pudding, with the spoon reflecting the twinkling lights.