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Fuffy Jan 29, 2007 04:51 AM

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. famdoc RE: Fuffy Jan 29, 2007 05:40 AM

    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.

    For an excellent perspective on all things pizza, consult http://www.sliceny.com
    You can search for reviews by neighborhood by scrolling down the home page and clicking on the neighborhood listed on the left-hand side of the page.

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      parkslopemama RE: Fuffy Jan 29, 2007 06:39 AM

      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.

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        luke643 RE: Fuffy Jan 29, 2007 11:52 AM

        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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          mdog RE: luke643 Jan 29, 2007 04:04 PM

          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.

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          Fleur RE: Fuffy Jan 30, 2007 01:40 AM

          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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            jdf RE: Fleur Jan 30, 2007 08:39 AM

            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.

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