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a good slice in the slope

LA Jan 21, 2006 10:02 AM

where to find great park slope pizza?

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    Zach RE: LA Jan 21, 2006 10:13 AM

    Joe's Pizza on 5th Avenue b/w 12th & 11th Sts is pretty great. Best of the south slope for sure.

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      sarahdg RE: Zach Jan 21, 2006 10:51 PM

      I know this is kind of a hike (very south slope or sunset park, depending on who you ask), but Luigi's on 5th Ave between 20th and 21st Streets is amazing--truly worth travelling for.

      I was getting a slice there for lunch once and about 6 police officers were there--they confessed to working in midtown but driving to Luigi's for lunch every day. It really is so good.

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        Chris E. RE: Zach Jan 23, 2006 03:31 PM

        I had a couple of slices from here the other night and was surprised at how good they were. It's not world-class or anything, but better than the generally dismal offerings around here. They're also open late -- it was close to midnight when I went, on a weeknight. I've resorted to the very lame Smiling Pizza quite a few times at this hour, so I'm grateful for an alternative.

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          Peter Cuce RE: Chris E. Jul 3, 2006 02:28 PM

          Man, I cannot agree at all. I find Luigi's to be just as bad as anywhere else. Lenny's on 5th between 15th & 16th is decent but still nothing to write home about. I wouldn't make a special trip or anything.

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        quentin RE: LA Jan 21, 2006 01:21 PM

        I think the best slice is Tomato & Basil on 4th ave and Union.

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          JanetG RE: quentin Jan 22, 2006 05:19 AM

          I agree, and am a little concerned that they've been open for a year and there is rarely anyone else in the place when I go. They'll deliver to the Slope (718-596-8855) but it's worth going in there because they're always preparing little things not on the menu--the last time I was in there they offered patrons some "onion bread" while we were waiting for our slices.

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          comet9005 RE: LA Jan 21, 2006 01:44 PM

          What about on 7th. I'm near Smiling and I have to say I think it's gone downhill.

          My aunt has lived near smiling for a long time and I remember when I was younger we would always get pizza from there and it would be a ritual and a highlight of our visit to NY. So, that might have been youthful fancy and it may never have been too good, but now I think it's really gone downhill.

          Where should I go on 7th instead.

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            Phil K. RE: comet9005 Jan 21, 2006 04:45 PM

            Pino's across from PS321. Mmmm.

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              PJK RE: Phil K. Jul 5, 2006 08:05 PM

              Pino's???!!! You're kidding, right? Nothing special or delicious about Pino's, fellow chowhounds. The only thing they have going for them is proximity to the local elementary school. Come on, we can do better than this!

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            Rita RE: LA Jan 21, 2006 03:09 PM

            Anthony's on 7th ave between 14th and 15th is really good. It's only whole pies but they aren't too big and are very tasty. It's a relaxed place and they also serve decent salads as welll.

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              Deuce RE: Rita Jan 22, 2006 03:51 PM

              Warning -- only good when eaten there. DO NOT order in. We had an awful experience recently. The pizza was delivered cold and soggy.

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              MrsT RE: LA Jan 21, 2006 07:13 PM

              On 7th Ave I prefer Oscars or Roma, I haven't really tried anything north of Smilers. I'm not that impressed with Pino's (I think there crust is to doughy), Smilers always seems to taste old, and Joe's is just nothing to get excited about. I did like the place on Flatbush next to the old movie theater.

              Tomato and Basil? I think there is another one on Coney Island Ave somewhere between Ave U and Ave R. That place was always good. Is this the same owner?

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                MrsT RE: MrsT Jul 5, 2006 07:09 PM

                browser accidentally went back to this post.

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                clarence boddiker RE: LA Jan 22, 2006 05:09 PM

                Other than Joe's eat in slices (crispy when reheated), 7th ave in park slope has some of the worst pizza in the tri state. Bella Maria on 3rd ave and carroll has some excellent pizza though, especially their grandma's slice.

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                  Hoyt Pollard RE: LA Jan 22, 2006 06:19 PM

                  Trattoria Mangia on 5th Ave. right across from the Key Food is my standby. Don't let the sesame seeded crust scare you.

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                    Georgia RE: LA Jul 3, 2006 01:14 AM

                    Joe's might have good pizza, but I wouldn't know (even though I live across the street). The manager, who works the counter, was inexcusably rude to us after he screwed up our order twice in a row. I don't care if it was the best pizza in Brooklyn, I wouldn't go somewhere where they treated me worse than a cockroach.

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                      PAL RE: LA Jul 5, 2006 04:18 PM

                      The other day I had a grandma slice at Roma that I quite enjoyed...I think it was better than Krispy in Dyker Heights. Right before Roma, I had a plain cheese slice at the Joe's on 7th Avenue and it was pretty awful; the sauce was way too sweet.


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                        Geo8rge RE: LA Jul 6, 2006 12:42 AM

                        The place across from Barnes&noble,est to the radio shack

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