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Jan 31, 2007 08:25 PM

Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria

My son-in-law proclaimed this new Pizzeria, in Avery Ranch, to be the best pizza around. We decided to stop by and try a slice. I must say, the crust was perfect. Crisp on the bottom with some brown marks, and the pizza bones (the crust at top of each slice) remained crunchy through the time it took to eat the very large slice. The toppings were fresh and flavorful. I suspect it would have been even better had we ordered a whole pie. The Carnegie Deli Cheesecake is also on the menu but we didn't have the appetite remaining to try it. Charles, who is one of the owners I believe, took plenty of time to chat with us. He is an entertaining guy with a very positive attitude. Also, I want to mention that there are several flat screen TVs to watch sporting events and a patio in the back to enjoy a nice day. I will be going back and would not hesitate to recommend that this place is considered for your next pizza adventure.

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  1. My g/f and I went here last night, since we just moved to NW Austin and her being a native NYC'er, were looking for good pizza up here to replace Saccones.

    We ordered a whole pie (cheese only), and the crust wasn't really as described above ("Crisp on the bottom with some brown marks"). The crust is good, don't get me wrong, but their method of cooking it leaves the bottom not crisp at all. Maybe individual slices are heated differently? Also, any afficianados who like corn meal in the crust will not find it here. Flour only.

    Moving onto the sauce: I really enjoyed this aspect of the pizza. The sauce a) applied just thin enough to hold the cheese on properly, and b) had a nice fresh flavor and avoided that oversweetening curse that you see a lot.

    The cheese was fine. I did notice that they offer fresh mozzerella as a topping for an extra charge. I'm curious to see how that would turn out. Maybe next time.

    Beyond the pizza, I ordered 5 hot wings to start and was thrilled at how good they were. These may be my new favorite wings in town. The chicken was exceptional quality.. big meaty pieces with great texture. The frying technique gave it a nice crispy skin. And the sauce was perfect with just the right amount of heat. The kicker... about a 1/4 inch pool of extra sauce in the basket for your wings to stay wet and for the occassional extra dip. MMMMM.

    Above average pizza
    About 9-10 draft beers
    3 flat screen TV's
    Nice patio
    EXCEPTIONAL wings. Seriously, get the wings.

    6 Replies
    1. re: jwynne2000

      I agree more with jwynne2000 about the pizza. Good cheese and sauce, but crust is nothing close to crispy. Saccone's is still a way better pizza. Btw, Brooklyn Pie is the same owner and/pizza just a different concept.

      1. re: schwollo

        Excuse me if I misunderstand... are you saying that the owners of Saccone's also own Brooklyn Pie at Avery Ranch? If so, I think not. After speaking with owners of both places, I don't think that Dan of Saccone's would agree, either.

        Anyway, if the only problem with the pizza is not being crispy (as is my preference, as well), I suspect one could order with that specification. Frankly, Saccone's has been rahter soggy lately, as well.

        Unfortunatley, our location of Saccone's in northwest Austin has burned. We will support their Leander and Round Rock locations with our business.

        At any rate, they are both worthy pizza joints.

        1. re: Rene

          see, i took it to mean Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Pie Co. were the same owner. exclusive of Saccone's.

          1. re: NirvRush

            Oh, yes... you are likely correct. My apologies, agian.

        2. re: schwollo

          No I meant Brooklyn Pie and Brooklyn Heights were the same owners.

          1. re: schwollo

            They were ALMOST the same owners.

            Brooklyn Pie and the current owners who are now Brooklyn Heights had a falling out of some description before the grand opening, and one of the family members of Brooklyn Pie who was going to turn his coffee shop into a pizza place pulled out, leaving the current owners to come up with a new business plan and a new name.

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