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Best Sicilian Slice In Brooklyn

Ric Zoon Aug 21, 2000 01:34 PM

Hi everyone-

IMO, the best sicilian slice in Brooklyn was Sal's
in Bay Ridge on 86th. With a change in owner and
downhill alert in full effect, I need a replacement.
Fire Away.


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    Jim Leff RE: Ric Zoon Aug 21, 2000 02:34 PM

    yep, I was a fan, too. The problems with the new owners has been discussed on this board before.

    Get ye to Difara's. search down the board index for (lots) more info.


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    1. re: Jim Leff
      Iris RE: Jim Leff Sep 1, 2001 07:54 PM

      Where is DiFara's?

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      Cristina RE: Ric Zoon Aug 25, 2000 01:39 PM

      Di Fara's has the best Sicilian. The crust stays nice and strong (but not too strong) when the pizza goes to room temperature, and the sauce, cheese, etc... is top notch. I'm sure you're familiar with Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst, which is OK for spumoni, but the quality of their Sicilian is ephermeral.

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      1. re: Cristina
        jen kalb RE: Cristina Aug 25, 2000 06:26 PM

        Re Spumoni Gardens, I usually like their sicilian very much, tho its been a less good a couple of times, most recently due to an off flavor in the oil used, but ephemeral?

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          Cristina RE: jen kalb Sep 1, 2000 11:35 PM

          Yes, ephemeral. The sicilian pizza at Spumoni is good two minutes after it comes out of the oven, but after that two minutes, it's just average--- not much better than most Sicilian slices you get around town.

          After eating Sicilian pizza at Di Fara's, no one else's can compare.

          1. re: Cristina
            shane RE: Cristina Sep 2, 2000 12:11 PM

            "After eating Sicilian pizza at Di Fara's, no one else's can compare."

            I wholeheartedly agree, but since I've never been, I'm curious if Umberto's is still (or presently) worth a trip out to LI for what Jim Leff called something like the "best Sicilian silce, ever."


            1. re: shane
              Jim Leff RE: shane Sep 2, 2000 02:02 PM

              Umberto's got expansion fever a couple of years ago. The masses of new places have sicilian a few notches better than average, and the original (in new hyde park) is only a notch or two better than them.

              not worth a special trip. breaks my heart. stick with DiFara's.

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        Ric Zoon RE: Ric Zoon Aug 29, 2000 01:24 PM

        Hi Eveyone- Replying to my original post.

        They've been mentioned before but worth another mention. Elegante Pizza in Bay Ridge (70th and 5th Ave) is absolutely fabulous. The regular slice was VERY good. But,the sicilian was breathtaking. A true gem. Everything oozed with great flavors.

        A side note that made it even better- the two guys
        working the counter were extremely pleasant and
        seemed to know every person that walked in the door.
        A true neighborhood place offering much appreciated
        "food made with love"

        mission accomplished.

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