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Jan 29, 2007 04:51 AM

Pizza in Dumbo?

Is there still a great pizza place by Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn? If so name, address and comments please? Thanks very much.

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    1. You are probably thinking of Grimaldi's, which, in my opinion, is extremely overrated. I've been there a number of times over the years, most recently about four weeks ago. Although the sauce is delicious, the crust suffered from benign neglect: charred to the point of being burned in some areas and spongy in others.

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      1. Hey Fuffy,

        If you do a search on this Outer Boroughs board, you will find lots of posts about Grimaldi's. There was a recent string of posts, although I don't remember the exact title.

        1. screw grimaldi's Fascati's is just up the hill, 5 minute walk from grimaldi's and much better pizza.
          80 henry st.

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          1. re: luke643

            I couldn't disagree more- Fascati's PALES in comparison to Grimaldis. Go to Grimaldi's- not the best- but the best in that area.

          2. We love FASCATI, but it is not a restaurant. The pizza is excellent, a classic Brooklyn style pizza.

            GRIMALDI'S is good in it's own way. But we have found in inconsistent, and the wait is ridiculous.

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            1. re: Fleur

              Perfect sentiments. I grew up on Fascati's and still love it 30 years later, though I think it has become more inconsistent since 1 of the owners died several years back and other original family members who amde the pizza have left.

              Grimaldi's alos varies wildly and I just don't have the patience for the wait or athe attitudes of the staff to deal with it.