you're in brooklyn and you want waiters? robertas is great. Sams would be fun - old school and great in a different way.
I havent been there, but you might want to check out Saraghina. Where are yuo looking in brooklyn - it's a big borough. They all are pretty big, actually.
If you strike out at Lucali, I suggest stayng in the neighborhood and going to South Brooklyn Pizzeria -- I think their pies are fantastic...fresh herbs,imported cheeses, superior crust, etc. They do it right and are largely unheralded. They have a takeout storefront annexed to a tavern -- PJ Hanley's -- where you can get sit-down service (and beer/wine/cocktails!). It's on Court at 4th Pl.
I second Franny's and Roberta's, but think Anselmo's is sub-par. Better off at Ignazio'$ in DUMBO.
I went to Sosta just last week. I thought it was only okay. The toppings were good, but I felt like the crust wasn't very exciting. I'm *all* about the crust, so sometimes that's the only thing I'll notice. Of the two, I'd rank Savoia higher than Sosta.
That's not to say that I won't go back to Sosta. I enjoyed it. The vibe was good and the staff were super friendly. But IMHO it's not a good Plan B for Lucali.
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