Lilia, the first solo venture from celebrated chef Missy Robbins, opened in 2016 to high praise from those in the know. Bringing the best of Italy to Williamsburg, Lilia is the result of Missy’s true passion for cooking, focusing primarily on regional Italian dishes. In a spacious setting with white brick walls, timber touches, leather banquette seating and large steel-framed windows where sunlight pours in during the day, warm hospitality and casual yet sophisticated Italian fare come together. The seafood is wood-fired, the pasta hand-crafted, and the wine extensive and well-considered. This casual yet refined spot is worthy of its many accolades, including three stars from the New York Times and a “Best Chef New York City” by the James Beard Foundation.