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Nov 17, 2010 04:03 AM

Brooklyn Pizza Survey

I am house sitting in Red Hook in December for a week. I've never spent much time in Brooklyn so I am very excited. I plan to conduct a Brooklyn Pizza Survey.

My first two destinations will be Di Fara Pizza and Lucali. What should be #3?

575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. maybe L&B, or better yet Totonno's.

    But, you should do a great slice place... Depends where you end up, there are so many good ones, but also lots of bad ones. There's a new place Best Pizza in Williamsburg which just might live up to its name. Also is a fun area to walk around.

    Best Pizza
    33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. if you dont want to travel as far afield as coney island, or perhaps instead of lucali (which i am not a big fan of) i would nominate Toby's Public House in greenwood heights/windsor terrace/superfarsouth slope/upper sunset park.

      They make some really terrific wood fired pies with great ingredients and very very solid crustwork - all in a space that is decidedly a neighborhood bar that just happens to have great pizza.

      Toby's Public House
      686 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      1. Motorino, Totonno's, Roberta's, Lunarossa, Toby's, Sam's, Paulie Gee's.

        Brooklyn is the best borough for pizza.

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

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        1. re: boccalupo

          Where is Totonnos, Robertas, Lunarossa, and Sam's?

          They are not currently listed in the "Places Mentioned" section.

          Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano
          1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

          Luna Rossa
          552 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

          261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

          238 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

        2. L&B- I know some don't love the slices, and some like me probably love them too much, but you can't beat L&B for a Brooklyn Pizza experience.

          1. Nobody mentioning Franny's? I mean it's overpriced and all, but if you are "surveying" BK did sort of start a movement.

            I think Lucali is a can't miss considering the OP's location. I like Toby's too, but more because it's an awesome place (that is not in Windsor Terrace by any stretch) and not too for from Red Hook.

            I'd skip Sam's.

            Totonno's is a personal favorite.

            Wow, bowmgbo...looks like you're going to have to have pizza twice a day. Lucky you!

            575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

            295 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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            1. re: MRich

              oh, for a slice place - do it Luigi's in south park slope. one of the best slices out there. YOu really gotta do a slice whle you're here.

              Luigi's Pizza
              686 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              1. re: Jeffsayyes

                I went to Luigi's once and thought it was just an average slice. Certainly not in the class of any of these other places we're suggesting.

                FWIW I think the best slice in the city is the sicilian at Artichoke on 14th st in Manhattan.

                1. re: MRich

                  I agree that Franny's definitely should be on the list. It's not like the others, but that;s what makes it so special.

                  Beyond that, I agree that DiFara (though it's uneven the last few years), Lucali, and Totonno's are all MUST visits. Haven't been to any of the newer Williamsburg places.

                  575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

                  Di Fara Pizza
                  1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230