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Apr 6, 2009 09:21 AM

Ignazio's Pizza

Has anyone tried it? Looks like a nice place, and they appear to know what they are doing. It is only a matter of time before the controversy starts.

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  1. Well one thing for sure - he will be cashing in on the tourist trade in DUMBO, right around the corner from Grimaldis.

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      1. re: pellegrino31

        I went last night with some friends.

        Shared three pies: the white pizza, so delicious, and my favorite.
        the bacon, avocado, and tomato, i think it was strange to have avocado.
        the shrimp specialty pizza, also yummy.

        we drank a red wine from brooklyn oenology club, soft and good with the pizza.

        grimaldi's can't compare. why wait on that long line?

        1. re: brooklynfoodgal

          That is odd to have avocado. Glad that you enjoyed everything though. I've had his pizza up in W.Hartford and just haven't had a chance yet to get over to DUMBO to see how it compares but it's on the list.

      2. My wife and I (we live very close) have actually discussed waiting until at least 2 other chowhounds tried it first and liked it. Sounds like some positive feedback here. Being such a DiFara snob as I am (those who know will laugh) I find it difficult to venture forth with any 'high end' pizza. It so often disappoints.

        And hey, if it stinks we still have Una and Lucali!

        1. I finally tried Ignazio's last week. The meatballs were fantastic. We tried the three apple miso salad, which was "eh". The apples were nice, but the dressing was pretty oily, and the greens were way overdressed. The pizza was just "ok"--tasty sauce, but not enough of it. All in all, it was just OK--I'll probably stick with Fascati's for pizza.

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          1. re: yummymonkey

            Had the Sicilian (updside-down) and the Shrimp and Bacon pizzas a couple of weeks ago. I expected little given the reviews here and elsewhere but was blown away. The Sicilian I thought was far superior to Pipitone's or House of Pizza (and other places that do a "grandmother style" Sicilian). The shrimp and bacon was also very tasty, with high quality smoked bacon, battered and fried shrimp, and fresh arugala on top.

            It's pricey (two pies and three sodas came to $70 with tax and tip) but I thought the quality was there to back it up. I'm excited about trying some of the other non-standard pies.

            1. re: lambretta76

              Is the shrimp and bacon pizza a white pie?

              1. re: jen kalb

                Yes. Had roasted red peppers and mozzarella from what I remember, not too sure if there was a ricotta base or not.

                1. re: lambretta76

                  I just wish they did a clam and bacon pie - I would be there in a heartbeat. Shrimp doesnt do it for me.

          2. Went this afternoon for lunch and had a plain pie. We were the only non-tourists in the restaurant, which is oddly decorated in a quasi-TGIFriday's meets Morocco look. The pizza looked very good, and the service quite friendly, but the pizza was disappointingly bland. Cheese was rubbery, and the sauce lacked flavor. Probably would have been tastier with some toppings, but without it was just blah. We won't be back.