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

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  1. 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

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

    2. 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

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

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        1. re: ChiefHDB

          Best Pizza.

          1. re: ChiefHDB

            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

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

              1. re: Jeffsayyes

                na the spelling is right:



              2. re: ChiefHDB


                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

              3. 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