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Brooklyn Pizza Tour ideas

shorts Apr 22, 2009 11:39 AM

I'm going this weekend. Originally I had planned to start at DiFara, then go to Totonno's, and up to L&B. Since Totonno's is closed, any ideas on a 3rd place to go that would fit in with our planned route?

id like to start at DiFara in order to not have that much of a line.


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    markabauman RE: shorts Apr 22, 2009 11:42 AM

    Check this out:


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      shorts RE: markabauman Apr 22, 2009 12:13 PM

      I was thinking that, but its a sit down restaurant, full meal type of place, right? I want to run in, grab a slice or split a pie between friends, and be out in a jiffy.

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        hatchback RE: shorts Apr 22, 2009 02:15 PM

        If you're lucky, you'll get in and out of Di Fara in a jiffy. If he's got a slice pie just up and everyone else is waiting for bespoke pies. In reality, you're probably in for as much of a wait at Di Fara as at a sit-down, full-meal type place.

        Honestly, I've been in and out of Motorino in less time than it's taken me to even place an order at Di Fara. No kidding.

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          shorts RE: hatchback Apr 23, 2009 07:13 AM

          Ive had really good luck going to DiFara as soon as it opens up. Thats the plan!

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            hatchback RE: shorts Apr 23, 2009 11:11 AM

            True. Then that will work! Good luck. Have fun on your tour! You're starting with the best.

    2. Jeffsayyes RE: shorts Apr 22, 2009 01:45 PM

      you might want to consider sams restaurant or lucali in carroll gardens

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        shorts RE: Jeffsayyes Apr 22, 2009 02:00 PM

        Good call - Ive been to Sams and really liked it but none of my friends have..interesting...

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          hatchback RE: shorts Apr 22, 2009 02:16 PM

          I think Sam's is great. And Lucali. But again, if you're complaining about sit-down, meal-type places, these are also sit-down, full-service pizzerias.

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        Brklynbobby RE: shorts Apr 23, 2009 07:20 AM

        Try a slice (Neapolitan or better yet, Sicilian) at Italia, 307 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11223, (718) 339-0666. I order from here weekly. Delish!!!

        P.S. I love J&V Pizza too. Excellent pepperoni pie.

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          shorts RE: Brklynbobby Apr 23, 2009 09:41 AM

          Awesome. Ill look into it.


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          prcentauri RE: shorts Apr 23, 2009 10:35 AM

          i would include di fara, lucali and motorino. those are my favorite pizza places in brooklyn. i have not been to L&B but it is likely to be among the best in brooklyn as well. keep in mind lucali and motorino are sit down while di fara can be by the slice

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            mike in brooklyn RE: prcentauri Apr 23, 2009 11:54 AM

            I would skip L&B and try Delmar - Sheepshead Bay Rd. just North of

          2. Scagnetti RE: shorts Apr 23, 2009 11:58 AM

            I would get a square pie at DiFara's, eat as much of it as I could and enjoy the rapture.

            Forget the rest of the places.

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              shorts RE: Scagnetti Apr 23, 2009 12:14 PM

              Im beginning to think you're right. Grab a table, eat like pigs, and watch the craziness. My only worry is im dragging DiFara virgins out to Midwood with the thought of multiple pizza place adventure, and if wend up at only one place, they may get restless, even if they're having the best!

              Does anyone know if Totonno's is back open again?

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                Jeffsayyes RE: shorts Apr 23, 2009 07:09 PM

                nothing will beat di fara.
                maybe it would be better to do di fara one day and 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 places another day.
                the others can compete with eachother.

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                NYJewboy RE: Scagnetti Apr 23, 2009 01:05 PM

                I'm with you Scagnetti.

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                Jack_ RE: shorts Apr 24, 2009 09:57 AM

                I like Anthony's on 7th Ave and 14th ST. Nick is a partner so it is simialr. In fact when they first opened Nick was actually making pies. Same canolli too

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