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ktwdw129 Feb 25, 2008 06:40 PM

Anyone tried the pizza from here? I just noticed it on Mesa today while driving over to Spicewood springs. Since the Saccone's we frequented burned down, I've been craving some thin crust pizza close to my house. Anyone have any experience with Brooklyn Pie?

Thanks for your thoughts!

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    pbeach Mar 2, 2009 08:21 AM

    It's OK but: The first time we went there they screwed up our order and it happened maybe four or five subsequent times. Once I picked up a pizza and was home eating it when they called the house and asked if I was coming to get it. The last time, a Saturday, we went for slices for lunch with a tight time frame because of a function at Anderson HS at which we were due back. Waited 45 minutes for two slices. My younger kid ate so fast he puked. Obv., that's not their fault but it is their fault that can't complete a simple order. I gave them too many chances. After that last vomity debacle I sent an e-mail detailing our consistently less-than ideal experiences. I never heard back, which tells me everything I
    need to know. So Brooklyn Pie is officially dead to me. If you order from them, be prepared to take the day off waiting.

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      Pinedaspinata Jun 10, 2008 12:27 PM

      Horrible dusty crust and almost $30 for a pizza and salad. I am from NJ and child of Brooklyn parents--this just ain't no Brooklyn pie. My high hopes were crushed!

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        demmer.knob May 9, 2008 04:19 PM

        i just ordered a pizza from there (my second) and thought i'd weigh in.
        this is near my austin residence and it's the closest thing to decent pizza around (next to mangia's (also on mesa) which i'm not all that fond of). i'm super pick about pizza, and really don't like much of anything available in austin. i really wanted this to be top notch ny style pizza; it's not. but it's not bad. they have an interesting array of ingredients, and the baklava is excellent. i'm still looking for great ny pizza in this town, and maybe you know where to get it. if you do, go there. if you don't and you're in the area, give these guys a try. they're not bad, and they seem like nice people.

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          amysuehere May 12, 2008 06:24 AM

          Their pizzas are just way too overpriced. I seriously got sticker shock.

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          ktwdw129 Mar 20, 2008 07:50 PM

          We ended up picking up a pizza last Friday night from here. The inside of the place is cute - very clean. A few tables, and some flat screen tv's actually. The people working there were really nice, and someone (the owner maybe) checked to make sure I had everything I ordered. Got a caprese salad (pretty good - obviously just made) and a 1/2 cheese and 1/2 pepperoni and mushroom pizza. got a large - it was a LOT of pizza. Sauce was fairly sweet (I liked it - husband didn't). Cheese was good, pep and mushroom were also good. Crust was thin, but not super thin. Kind of "cracker" like. I liked it, and would go back (probably to get a slice - not a whole pizza again.) I don't think my husband would (but he's from NJ, so he's got high standards for thin crust pizza!)

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            orb Mar 20, 2008 10:30 AM

            I had a slice at the Mesa location today. I've previously been to the La Frontera location, but I found the atmosphere there so terrible that I didn't want to return. (small store, unbearably loud inside, poor outside seating) The Mesa location was much friendlier in that regard, so I liked it a lot more.

            The pizza itself was good. I won't say great, but it was good. It was a little oily and I wish the crust were just a tad crispier. I also think the slices are too big. I would much rather have a traditional slice size and have the option for a second one if I'm hungry than to be forced to get the larger size. (I'm not the kind of guy who can not eat what I've ordered) If there's one thing that will keep me from going on the A-list lunch cycle, it's the size. However, given that there is absolutely no competition in the area for pizza by the slice, it's definitely in rotation without hesitation.

            As a side note, the menu in the store said they do slices until 5pm. (the website says 2pm) That makes it a lunch-only place for me. I really wish the places would offer slices in the evening. Oh well.

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              Sofa King Mar 9, 2008 02:56 PM

              I went to the location in Round Rock very dissapointing, I ordered the anchovie pizza, flat crust with very little cheese. In business we refer to the cheapening of a product by taking the cheese off the pizza, that's what this reminded me of.

              Sofa King

              1. amysuehere Mar 6, 2008 07:42 AM

                Hubbers is out of town, so I thought I'd hit it last night on my way home. Accidentally stumbled on their soft opening party. They didn't have any tables in the tiny space and it was a "family event" so it was very loud. Maybe with furniture that will improve.

                Firstly, the pies that were coming out looked very little like the picture on the website, which is a good thing.

                I decided to order a small greek. I know I probably should have started with the basic, but I'm a rebel that way. Pizza had gyro meat (didn't have any real flavor) spinich, tomato slices, feta, black olives and a little artichoke.

                This is their third shop in the area, so I imagine if you've been to the other two, you know what they taste like. Talked to one of the owners over a free (thank you) beer and he said they purchased the dough recipe from a pizzaria in New York.

                I've only had one piece of New York pizza, so I won't be the one to judge whether it's authentic or not. However, the large pepperoni pizzas that were coming out looked and smelled very good. Noticed one pre-teen girl blotting her pieces with a napkin, so they fit the description.

                My pizza was $17 (for a small!), but was quite good. was on a paper plate in the pizza box, which, I guess was for the greasy-er pizzas. Mine was not greasy in the least. Ingrediants were fresh and plentiful and the dough was crisp on the outside and chewy at the edge with a herb dusting and had a bit of a sourdough taste to it. You know, it was very simular to Alamo Drafthouse dough, except for the sourdough undertone and it's breadier at the crust.

                All in all, a very welcome addition to the Land of the Bland, but I'll probably stick with the standard meat pizza and go large so it's not such a monitary shock.

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                  ktwdw129 Mar 6, 2008 10:55 AM

                  Thanks for the review amysue! I may have to check it out...

                2. angthefoodie Mar 3, 2008 03:37 PM

                  Has anyone tried Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria yet? I am still mourning the loss of Bud & Walt's in Cedar Park. Sigh...

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                    Rene Mar 3, 2008 08:53 PM

                    I liked Bud and Walt's a lot and miss it, as well. You may want to consider checking out Ninos. It's at Lake Creek and 183 next to El Mercado. The owner is from New York. It's a reasonably priced Mom and Pop place. I picked up a slice and the sandwich that was recommended by them and really liked both. The sandwich was the New Yorker. Mr. Rene has a great appetite and these two items were a substantial lunch for us both for around $10. Very fresh and tasty... it was mid afternoon and there were few customers so the service was great and food was freshly made.

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                      amysuehere Mar 4, 2008 06:29 AM

                      I may try it tonight.

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                        jwynne2000 Mar 4, 2008 09:04 AM

                        Brooklyn Heights thread:

                        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366433

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                          angthefoodie Mar 4, 2008 11:09 AM

                          Thanks for the link! Forgot to do the lookup before I asked. Duh!
                          I have tried Nino's and it was pretty good. It makes a nice lunch spot-service was fast. Pizza was a little soggy, but I didn't make any specifications when I ordered. I got the "personal" which is 12"-so I had breakfast the next day, too.
                          I just wish I could find a sauce like the one at Bud & Walt's. The first time I had some, when I brought the pizza up to my mouth, I smelled all those herbs. Yum! When I took a bite, it was even better!

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                        nytexan Mar 3, 2008 08:46 AM

                        yes the one in gtown and rr were partners and they both since have sold.the new owner in rr makes a good pizza by tx standards and hes the one that added the ,mesa location.paesanos in leander is supposed to be very good i hear too.to me saccones has lost s step and is very runny and olily lately.the one in avery in the bklyn hgts pizza co.i like the sicilan pie at reales and if u like deep dish bj's brewery makes a good one.

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                          sweetbasil Feb 29, 2008 08:48 AM

                          Okay, here's the story as it was told to me by the original owner (a former NYer, owner of the the original branch in Gtown). One of the guys left the Gtown location and started a new, unrelated branch in RR, but used the same name. Original owner got into a legal battle over the name.

                          The pies at the original spot in Gtown were well worth the drive. Emphasis on WERE. The place was sold to new owners, now does delivery, and is not. at. all the same.

                          I have heard that the RR knockoff isn't anywhere close to the original place, but I don't know first hand. I never went there just out of principle.

                          I DO know that the only decent pies in Gtown are at Paesano's on Leander Road - it's owned by an older Italian couple.

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                            ktwdw129 Feb 26, 2008 01:33 PM

                            Ok, it would help if I posted the link...sorry!

                            http://www.brooklynpie.com/

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                              BTAustin Feb 26, 2008 04:12 PM

                              Ha, that IS one ugly pizza. I've been jonesing for Saccone's, can't get to Round Rock or Leander since they closed the Anderson Mill one. Did try Nino's Sunday and it was okay, nice thin crust and light sauce and okay cheese. Two slices, one really covered with good pepperoni and a coke for less than $5.00, I did like that. And a nice open and clean bright room.

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                                Rene Feb 26, 2008 07:03 PM

                                Saccone's is opening a new location across 620 from the Volente HEB at 620 and Anderson Mill. I haven't heard when though I'm pretty sure a phone call to the existing stores would provide the answer.

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                              ktwdw129 Feb 26, 2008 01:32 PM

                              Here is the link to their website, listing their new Mesa Location. I'll have to say - the pizza on the website does not look appetizing to me, but I wondered if others had tried it. :)

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                                judiftx1 Feb 26, 2008 09:28 AM

                                This is confusing, because there is a Brooklyn Pie Company in Round Rock and one in Georgetown, and they are not the same company ..it seems that they had a dispute and split off, from what I can tell. I have eaten at both and prefer the one in Georgetown, although the one in Round Rock is still much better then most pizza places in town.

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                                  curlykerry Feb 26, 2008 10:01 AM

                                  Wait. Now I'm confused! There is a Brooklyn Pie Company in my neighborhood (Avery Ranch) which would be considered Cedar Park.
                                  I can tell you the crust is good, but they use too much cheese (my pet peeve) and it greases down the pizza too much.

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                                    judiftx1 Feb 26, 2008 10:27 AM

                                    Oh boy, another one ...the 2 that I have eaten at are in La Frontera in Round Rock and on a tiny little street right off I-35 in Georgetown. I did not know about the one in Cedar Park ..do you know if it is affiliated with either of these 2 ?

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                                      jwynne2000 Feb 26, 2008 10:37 AM

                                      Are you sure you're not thinking of Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria?

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                                        cstrombe Feb 26, 2008 11:42 AM

                                        Now I'm really confused.

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                                      aggiejeff00 Mar 8, 2008 07:04 AM

                                      No dispute at all....Original owner of Georgetown store partnered up with current ownership to open up the Round Rock location and in a roundabout way the Avery Ranch location. Ownership of the Georgetown store and the Avery Ranch location has changed hands at least twice since then...

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                                      cstrombe Feb 26, 2008 06:00 AM

                                      Where on Mesa is this? I only knew of their Round Rock location. No info on their website. I have never tried it, mostly because it was in RR.

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