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Jul 7, 2006 05:11 PM

ALBANO'S BROOKLYN PIZZERIA (on Melrose Ave.) -- any good?

I have a co-worker who was raving about ALBANO'S the other day. Is it all that?

I don't really care if it has "authentic" NY-style pizza, just curious as to whether the pizza (of any style) is any good.

Thanks as always.

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  1. Decent pizza, edible, which is more than you can say for most Hollywood pizza, but not much more than that. I find the crust to be a little cardboard-ish.

    I would say the best pizza in the area is probably Village Pizzeria on Larchmont, but even that is sub-par.

    RIP Vito's.

    1. Agreed on the Larchmont pizzeria. Some relatives from Staten Island took me there, and what I could say after: at least they make a Sicilian pie. It's something.

      1. I really like Albano's, though I usually go to the Studio City branch. They have a great veggie pizza, though it doesn't stand up at all well to travel or reheating -- too many toppings.

        It's not perfect New York style pizza (insert ten people's complaining about how there's no good pizza in LA) but it's not far off, and I eat it often.

        1. Albanos is, in my opinion, the best pizza in the Hollywood area. Only been to Village P. on Larchmont twice, but was unimpressed both times. It's personal, so I won't belabor the point by trying to describe why I like what type of pizza, but at Albanos you'll get a thin, crunchy crust, a flavorful sauce, and cheese that tastes like cheese. And, they're fast. I usually get it plain and it's always good - why push my luck?

          (was) Can't talk...eating

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            1. I'm not a fan and will only go back if I've a serious jones for thin crust and no one else is open.

              Do yourself a favor and go West on Melrose a block just before Fairfax to TOMATO PIE. It's not, as we had first hoped, a Grandma Pie but, rather -- as its name implies -- an authentic Joisey-style Tomato Pie. Light, sweet and perhaps the least greasiest pie I've ever had.