Real Brooklyn Pizza
My favorites are Vesuvios, Pizza wagon, and i think Ninos
All in bayridge brooklyn.
Whats your favorite real ny pizza joint?
you might want to try roebling pizza. i like how it's always fresh, the owner only makes one pie at a time and puts topping on it to order.
I agree with the first two. I haven't been to Nino's yet. I also hear Grandma's is pretty good.
I personally can't stand the line of tourists by DiFara's.
I'll second Korner Pizza. I lived at Ave C & E3rd for 14 years and lived on their sicilian and meatball heros...ever since I moved to the area in 1970. And Natalie was there then and is still there at least when I was back a year or so ago.
Remember: Your math teacher was wrong: The area of a circle is NOT Pi R Squared...
Only Sicilian Pi are Square
Neopolitan Pi are Round
I don't understand the love for Pizza Wagon. The few times I've tried it it has struck me as cheap and greasy.
Ninos does so many varieties. I guess their thin slice with fresh mozzarella is best (forget what they call it.) Sicilian is a good substitute when the L&B craving hits and you don't want to drive over there. But the rest? Feh - from bland to truly bad. For some reason they've began to absolutely murder their Grandma pie - I can remember when it was nice and crispy with a nice dose of oil, parmesan, and garlic, but now it usually comes out dry and chewy. Why?
I got the most magical slice from the place around 88th & 3rd, about a month back. I can never remember the name, I often hit it when I'm parking late at night and I have to schlep 10 blocks south. Perfect balance of cheese, oil, sauce, and crispy crust.
Honestly, for a neapolitan pie with no BS, my fave is Patsy's in East Harlem. Consistently good, obvs authentic, not crowded, no hassles. I also love Dom, of course, can't see how it's not "real Brooklyn pizza" aside from the fact that it is insanely popular.
So, in writing my little review of Nino's, I realized that I've hardly ever eaten their plain slice - I'm always getting the specialty slices or a pie with toppings. So, I had two for dinner. Not bad, better than "bland" anyway.
Crust: B. Crisp, but a little crackery. The end was a distressing undercooked yellow color. Overall slice is nice and thin.
Sauce: A-. Lots of tomato taste.
Oil: A. A good amount, not too much.
Cheese: B-. Just didn't deliver enough cheesy goodness. One slice was nicely browned, which was better than nothing, I guess.
So, overall, B or B+.
I had fun with my Nino's review, and I really have nothing else to do this weekend, so I hit Pizza Wagon and my post-parking place ("Brick Oven Pizza" on 3rd btw 88 and 89th.)
Crust: A. By far the best aspect - crispy, light, and a little fluffy. But, where's the rest? It was basically a lightly decorated triangle of crust.
Tomato: D. Visible, but you couldn't taste it.
Cheese: D. Very light dusting of mozzarella.
Oil. B. No impression of the oil content, really.
Again, strikes me as a very cheap slice. There is a good junk food, "stuff your face" quality to it, though. Overall grade, B-
After the other two places I could see what I like about this - there's actually a decent amount of cheese. Maybe even twice as much as pizza wagon. Something was off, though. Too much oregano? Is the cheese fake? Dunno. Crust B-, Sauce C, Cheese A-, Oil A, subtract a grade for unknown bad flavor, overall C.
While this is a fun exercise, it confirms what I was suspecting. This stuff is OK, but no destination pie.
I've been saving this but consistently the best slice i've ever had ( and i must've eaten at almost every pizzeria in southern brooklyn) is from Grotta Azzurra Pizzeria & Restaurant on 21st ave right off 86th st in Bensonhurst. Great crispy crust with a thin layer of cheese over the perfect amount of sauce EVERY single time. Andrea and his wonderful sicilian family are always there making you feel at home. ciao.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC. Most of the replies I see here are about the pizza in your local areas. I have never been to "Pizza Wagon" or "Korner Pizza" but have been to many places that all have great pizza. I don't know whose opinion is taken as "The Best" but I think it is what's good at the time or what you are use to.
I've tried some off the main street pizza places that would blow your mind and I guarantee, you never heard of them. The one thing I can truly say is Brooklyn Pizza, in majority beats anywhere in any state I have ever been...
La Villa's grandma pizza (deep dish) in the Slope - not your typical brooklyn slice, but the crust is so perfectly salted, and the sauce flavorful, with just the right amount of herbs. Fabulous!
And I believe I learned about this place from Slice.com - Tomato and Basil on 4th Ave and Union Street. Seriously amazing slices and chicken rolls. Probably the best sauce I've had in Brooklyn.