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Best new pizza joints?

racer x Jul 21, 2011 02:14 PM

Any notable new pizzerias that have opened in the past couple of years or so?

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    jeeg Sep 14, 2011 08:41 AM

    I have to give it up for Giuseppinas as well. Fantastic pies as good as Lucali without the wait.

    575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    691 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    1. ChiefHDB Jul 22, 2011 04:40 AM

      What was the place on Lorimer that Adam Kuban raved about?

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      1. re: ChiefHDB
        queenseats Jul 22, 2011 07:49 AM

        Best Pizza.

        1. re: ChiefHDB
          jester99 Jul 22, 2011 08:08 AM

          Recently, it is called Forcella, opened by Adriani. I tried it out for brunch, although i did not try their fried pie, i did try taht carbonara pie and rave from Kuban is on point.

          485 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          1. re: ChiefHDB
            Jeffsayyes Jul 22, 2011 08:21 AM

            It's Focella's. Looks great, I wanna go.

            1. re: Jeffsayyes
              jester99 Jul 22, 2011 08:42 PM

              na the spelling is right:



            2. re: ChiefHDB
              kathryn Jul 23, 2011 03:35 PM


              My review, cross-posted from Manhattan board:

              Went to Forcella last night (the Brooklyn one as the one on Bowery isn't open yet). I liked it a lot.

              We had the montanara (deep fried margherita), the deep fried calzone (ripieno/stuffed pizza), and one of the specials. The special was great -- proscuitto, fig, gorgonzola (white pie). I really liked the crust on the montanara was excellent but my friends compared the creamy mozzarella plus tangy tomato sauce combo to "having upscale mozzarella sticks." Not in a BAD way per se.

              Deep fried ripieno was good but the smoked mozzarella plus spicy soppressata got kind of overwhelming after a while. The thing was also much bigger than we thought it would be.

              Based upon our limited sampling, I'd say that they are a small notch below Motorino, but pretty competitive in the NYC pizza-scape.


              319 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              485 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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              razeup Jul 21, 2011 10:26 PM

              I'll add Salvatore of SoHo, Olio Pizza e Piu, Toby's Public House, Donatella, and you could probably add a score of other places. There's been an explosion of new pizzerias in recent years: some good, some bad, some that already have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Paulie Gee's is by far my favorite of the lot mentioned previously.

              I'd take Verde Coal Oven off the list. Noteworthy only in the sense that they have a coal oven; I had a very bad experience with them pizza-wise.

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

              Salvatore of Soho
              1880 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

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

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              1. re: razeup
                ChiefHDB Jul 22, 2011 04:39 AM

                Outer Boroughs, you guys...

                Yeah Verde, while fine, is a significant step below Best and Paulie Gee's.

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

              2. ChiefHDB Jul 21, 2011 04:25 PM

                Best Pizza

                Paulie Gee

                Verde Coal Oven

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

                Best Pizza
                33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

                Verde Coal Oven Pizza
                254 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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                1. re: ChiefHDB
                  Jeffsayyes Jul 21, 2011 09:26 PM

                  I will add to that Rubirosa, and Eataly because of everything that goes with it.

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