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Best Pizza Margherita in Brooklyn

Noodle fanatic Jun 16, 2010 11:09 PM

Stealing hungry_fox's post from the Manhattan board:
"Ok, I know that the ever present debate of NY's best Pizza place is never ending and all over Chow.com, but what about the best pizza margherita? I'm talking about crust that's paper thin and blistering, simple but tasty tomato sauce without going overboard, and cheese. I've had pizza all over manhattan but I'm yet to find anything like what I had in Italy. Any suggestions?"

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    Geo8rge Jun 17, 2010 07:39 AM

    Laura's Gourmet Restaurant or is it Laura's Kitchen?

    1235 Prospect Avenue
    (between Reeve Pl & Vanderbilt St)
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace

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      boccalupo Jun 17, 2010 08:09 AM

      Luna Rossa.

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      Luna Rossa
      552 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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        BigV Jun 17, 2010 08:59 AM

        I haven't been everywhere in Brooklyn but I have to say I was impressed with Paulie Gee's last night. The basics of the pizza- the crust, the sauce, and the cheese were as good as I've had. I ordered the sopressata but there are tons of different combinations to try including the Regina, which is their equivalent of Margherita.

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        Paulie Gee's
        60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

        1. FastEddie Jun 17, 2010 09:05 AM

          La Villa in Howard Beach and Park Slope.... has Denominazione di Origine
          Controllata designation. San Marzano and homemade mootz.

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          La Villa
          261 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            chewbie Jun 17, 2010 12:53 PM

            I like the one at Saraghina

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            Saraghina
            435 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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              brooklyndude Jul 8, 2010 11:30 PM

              I haven't had everything in Brooklyn but the Franny's version is pretty great. Blew the Paulie Gee one I had a few weeks ago out of the water.

              People on here may complain about the price but I think it's worth it.

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              Paulie Gee's
              60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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                dhs Jul 9, 2010 05:24 AM

                I have not been to Franny's, but what makes you say it has a heads up? Are they in the same style? I thought they were and also thought Paulie Gee's made a pretty darn good pie. Might have to make the time to get to Franny's ASAp.
                thanks

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                Paulie Gee's
                60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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                  brooklyndude Jul 9, 2010 01:50 PM

                  I would say they are in the same style. In my experience Franny's has better crust, sauce and cheese.

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                razeup Jul 10, 2010 09:59 AM

                Just to clarify, are you talking about a napoletana-style margarita, or a NY-style margarita? Big difference there is the crust.

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                  Daniel76 Jul 10, 2010 11:49 AM

                  Tottonos

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                    deepo Jul 10, 2010 04:10 PM

                    I'm surprised there aren't a billion posts by now! Really though, it's about tastes in dough, sauce, toppings. Paper thin and tomato with cheese: Frannys, Totonnos are my favorites. Although I must say, we're doing some damn fine pies at home (Friday night is pizza night). America's Test Kitchen dough recipe, San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozz and a changing lineup of minimal toppings (the latest is fresh poblano peppers sliced and paper thin sopressato).

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                      MahatmaKanejeeves Jul 12, 2010 07:47 AM

                      Consider Luigi's on 5 Ave/21 St in Brooklyn. Request "well done" pie for thin crispy crust. I won't guarantee that the pie is exactly what you want, but it is among the best of NYC.

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