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sourgirl Jan 10, 2011 08:37 PM

Tomorrow night some friends and I are planning on meeting for a pizza meal, preferably in bk though willing to venture into lower manhattan. we'd like a place with a nice enough atmosphere but of course mostly importantly REALLY GOOD PIZZA. Preferably more in the new york style/di fara vein rather than neopolitan. My first thought was Lucali, but they're not open on tuesday night. Any suggestions, please?

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Lucali
575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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    cigar12345 Jan 20, 2011 05:21 AM

    Just ate at Luna Rossa last night based on the posts on this board, and have to say I was impressed. The Margherita was top-notch: vibrant acidic sauce, creamy and obviously high-quality mozz, and perfectly cooked. I was also impressed by the Rustica, with sausage and mushroom. The flavors of the mushrooms and sausage blended perfectly. While both pizzas were credibly Neapolitan, a little wetter than NY style with a thicker crust at the outside, they weren't nearly as wet as the Motorino pizzas I have had. I thought they were superior. The other items we got weren't nearly as good as the pizza, but the pizza was great. Maybe not worth a trip from the UWS, but if you live on the G or the F in BK or Manhattan, I think it's more than worthy of an excursion.

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    Luna Rossa
    552 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Motorino
    319 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      lazylghtng Jan 11, 2011 12:55 PM

      Motorino (W'burg)
      Roberta's (B'wick)
      Best Pizza (W'burg)
      Paule Gee's (G'pt)
      Fornino (Slope & 'burg)
      South Brooklyn Pizza (Caroll G. ** you can order from adjacent P.J. Hanley's pub)
      Ignazio's (DUMBO)

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      Roberta's
      261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

      P.J. Hanley's
      449 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Ignazio's Pizza
      4 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      South Brooklyn Pizza
      451 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Motorino
      319 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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

      Fornino
      256 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Best Pizza
      33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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        MahatmaKanejeeves Jan 11, 2011 11:31 AM

        Luigi's at 21 St and 5 Ave is at the top tier. It is family run, old school pizzaria. That is the atmosphere. The operator (son) will chat with you. He offered to reheat the last slice or two of my pie. He makes the pies. I'm skeptical that DiFara could be better.

        .Order your pie "well done".

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        1. re: MahatmaKanejeeves
          Jeffsayyes Jan 11, 2011 04:39 PM

          Luigi's is probably my fav slice slice of all time. right up there with amore in flushing. Best pizza is damn good too.

        2. Jeffsayyes Jan 10, 2011 09:02 PM

          if you're around that area, enoteca on court is great. you shouldn't have to go too far to find great pizza.

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          1. re: Jeffsayyes
            missmasala Jan 11, 2011 05:58 AM

            However, enoteca is more italian than NY style pizza (thinner crust, less cheese). If you want more NY style, try sam's on court st. The atmosphere is vintage italian carroll gardens complete with gruff waiter, if you like that kind of thing. Not sure they are open on tuesday nights, so check first.

            1. re: Jeffsayyes
              jeremyhfisher Jan 16, 2011 11:35 AM

              Ate at Enoteca and Luna Rossa for the 1st time on the same day last week. Prefer Luna Rossa.

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              Luna Rossa
              552 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Enoteca on Court
              347 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              1. re: jeremyhfisher
                missmasala Jan 20, 2011 04:42 PM

                Luna Rossa may well be better, but Enoteca is around the corner from me so I go there. But you have inspired me to make the extra effort and go down to Luna Rossa next time. I haven't been in a while. I believe Luna Rossa is also affiliated with Marco Polo, next door to Enoteca.

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                Luna Rossa
                552 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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