From the UES to Astoria, Malaysian cuisine to Chinese, the city is never short on Restaurant Weeks to highlight a particular cuisine, neighborhood or just our dense dining population. So considering Brooklyn's rich Italian heritage, it's somewhat surprising that the borough hasn't taken the opportunity to celebrate that distinction, until now. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced their first ever Italian Restaurant Week to coincide with Italian American Heritage Month in October and Columbus Day on October 14th.

From October 10th through 17th, 39 Brooklyn restaurants are offering great deals on prix fixe lunches and dinners. Unlike the pricey options at the city-wide Restaurant Week, you'll be able to lunch at spots like Luzzo's BK for pizza, Marco Polo Ristorante and Vicolo for either $14.92—a nod to Columbus, natch—or $18 and dinner at newcomer Broccolino or stalwart Gargiulo's for just $25 or $28.

Check out the full list of participating restaurants to see if your local red sauce joint is offering deals.