Expect long lines at this lively New York–meets-Victoria trattoria where the tables are tightly packed to accommodate the crowds. Opened by Brooklyn's Siegel brothers in 1979, Pagliacci's is all showbiz, from the signed photos of the owners' movie-star friends plastering the walls to the live jazz playing several nights a week. The menu runs from the "Mae West" (veal with artichoke hearts) to the "Prawns Al Capone" (shell-on butterfly shrimp sauteed in butter and white wine). Pag's is crowded, frenetic, and buckets of fun.
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