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Best Pizza - Former Brooklyn Star space (Williamsburg)

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kariface Oct 6, 2010 04:01 PM

Grabbed three slices today for lunch: grandma, margerita, and a white.

Absolutely delicious. Perfect ingredients, everything on point, with proper ratios to crust:sauce:cheese. They have an amazing old brick oven that gives you a perfect pie - not too burny/charred like many other places.

Backed by Brooklyn Star and Roberta's, this is the spot.

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    dietndesire Oct 6, 2010 04:43 PM

    Phone #?
    Cannot find much online except raves which may or may not be legit and I might send someone
    there this weekend if it is not a wild good chase.

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      kariface Oct 6, 2010 05:26 PM

      They mentioned they just got their phone hooked up this afternoon, I stupidly didnt grab the number, as they havent started delivery yet.

      Trust me - the raves are legit!

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        Jeffsayyes Oct 6, 2010 06:33 PM

        that name is basically impossible to search for

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          Jeffsayyes Nov 11, 2010 07:47 PM

          it's great pie though.

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          dietndesire Oct 6, 2010 06:58 PM

          Any other info, prices, size of pizze/slices, menu?
          Or were you given free samples as they were doing some tests and offering?

          Had heard about it beforehand but if you want to search add Roberta's or Brooklyn Star and you will find the info that is currently available.

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            kariface Oct 7, 2010 07:02 AM

            It is SO difficult to search for! Hopefully once there is more information out there, it'll be easier.

            The menu was really small - at least for yesterday. All items were written on paper plates and stapled up (actually kind of cute). Slices were $3-$4 and even though toppings were offered, I didnt go for any (Although pickled veggies is on my must-get for next time!).

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        tonycalzone Oct 26, 2010 04:29 PM

        The website is http://best.piz.za.com delivery starts today.

        1. gwong Oct 31, 2010 06:27 PM

          What are their hours? Also, they open seven days a week? I'm thinking of stopping in for a slice or two for lunch tomorrow.

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            gwong Nov 2, 2010 08:06 AM

            Never mind, just saw the hours posted on their website. I don't know if I missed it the first time around but I think it's new.

            Open 2pm - midnight
            Delivery from 6 - 11pm
            Closed Monday

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              tonycalzone Nov 2, 2010 02:29 PM

              http://best.piz.za.com

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              SpiceJunkies Nov 1, 2010 03:33 PM

              Pizza looks like a super quality NYC pie from the pix on their menu. But 'Best Pizza' is a bold name choice in NYC. And in Brooklyn for that matter. They better deliver on that or suffer through the mocking nicknames that are sure to develop.

              Maybe they just need to work on their marketing. Between the name, and their inability to let people know their hours, something in that dept. is off.:)

              Pizza in the pix sure looks good though. If it lives up, that will be all the marketing they will need.

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                kathryn Nov 11, 2010 06:09 PM

                Went last weekend. It was pretty good. Nice crisp-chewy crust on the first pie, second pie was a bit too thin and saggy. Liked how each pizza slice had a single giant basil leaf, but it was hard to eat that way. The white pizza we tried was really good, too. They scattered the cheese in an interesting way so each bite was different and I dug the sesame seeds in a ring by the crust. But I found the white pie slices to get monotonous about 75% of the way through.

                They also brought out a bunch of fresh garlic knots because our group was ordering so much pie. Really GREAT playlist (old school hip hop, but lots of non album tracks) and really nice guys. It was good and I'd go back if I happened to be nearby but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there (that said, I'd like to try the Grandma slice).

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                  selenster Nov 12, 2010 05:52 AM

                  this thread makes me miss living in williamsburg SO HARD. i wonder if they'll deliver to bushwick!

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                    ChiefHDB Nov 12, 2010 01:08 PM

                    So I've been twice now. First time the pizza was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the dose of chopped anchovies in the tomato sauce on the grandma slice. The second time the sauce had considerable less anchovy, to the point that I wouldn't have noticed it if I didn't know it was there. The regular slice was also much blander and underseasoned. Only had the white slice the first time (it was great), so I have no comparison.

                    First time was just after they opened after 2m. Second was on a busy Friday night, which may have had something to do with it.

                    Either way, I'll be back next time in Williamsburg.

                    www.lawandfood.com

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                      ChiefHDB Dec 12, 2010 09:05 AM

                      After a disappointing second visit, the third time turned out to be the charm. Best Best Pizza I'd had yet. Cheese slice was fresh out of the oven and the tomato sauce on the grandma pie again had that distinctive anchovy flavor. Even better was a homemade red pepper relish-- great amount of heat and flavor.

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                    sir chowalot Nov 22, 2010 01:38 PM

                    We ordered delivery last night. One regular pie with mushrooms and one white pie with pepperoni. Unfortunately, both pizzas were cold when they arrived - need to invest in some heat retention technology guys! - and the delivery guy must have crashed his bike on the way over, as they were messed up inside the boxes - pieces were folded over and stuck together. After reassembling the pies and digging in, found they tasted great, and really liked the sesame on the white pizza crust. Just hope they will work out delivery issues so that the pies will arrive hot and intact.

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                      kariface Dec 8, 2010 02:05 PM

                      I had a terrible delivery experience, as well. Cold pizza, with half the cheese on the top of the box.

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                      sir chowalot Feb 28, 2011 09:59 AM

                      Ordered delivery again. This will be the last time. Slices arrived folded over, took almost an hour, and come on!! i paid $4 for meatballs on the pie - I expect more than one or two little crumbles of meatball per slice. It looked so sad, like one little speck awash in a sea of tomato and cheese. Most of the pie went into the trash; which is astonishing for us. Oh well.

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                        kariface Mar 2, 2011 12:03 PM

                        I'd call them, I mentioned my poor delivery experience the last time I stopped in (for an AMAZING meatball hero!) and they were upset I didnt call right away and let them know. So nice, and they really do care.

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