Bensonhurst’s beloved Ortobello restaurant looks to rebuild after devastating fire

Apr 13, 2024 1139

BY: Adam Daly

A 50-year-old Italian restaurant in Bensonhurst is looking to rebuild after a two-alarm fire tore through its kitchen last weekend, shuttering the eatery for the foreseeable future. The blaze broke out just before 6 p.m. on April 6 inside Ortobello Restaurant, near the corner of 64th Street and Bay Parkway.

Owner Andrea Cerasuoli told Brooklyn Paper he is still in shock from the ordeal, recalling being in the kitchen when “all of a sudden there was just smoke everywhere.” “I called 911 and had everyone leave the restaurant right away,” said Cerasuoli. “Unfortunately the flames did spread through the kitchen.”

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