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Oct 16, 2011 01:30 AM

Best of Bensonhurst

Best: pizza. red sauce italian. ricotta cheese cake and canoli. Italian bread.

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  1. For pizza, especially the Sicilian pie, I like:

    For red sauce Italian:

    My choice for Italian bakery:

    For excellent Italian groceries and salumeria:

    La Palina
    159 Avenue O, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    Villabate Alba
    7001 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    Frank & Sal
    8008 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    307 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223

    2 Replies
    1. re: Sluggo1407

      Second Villabate! Amazing cream-stuffed zepole (the special kind that come out for the Feast of San Giuseppe)!!

      1. re: CitySpoonful

        Third Villabate (great Ciabatta, too) and Frank And Sal. For groceries, you can't beat Coluccio's prices.

        Coluccio and Sons
        1214 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219

    2. Pizza, Knapp Pizza III (Specifically number 3. I really don't know if they're affiliated with any others. Or even why they are Knapp all the way over here). Kings Highway and West 1st Street.

      Italian Sweet Bakery absolutely has to be Elegante on Avenue U, between West 6th and West 7th.

      Italian Savory Bakery, for me, is Kings Highway Bakery on Kings Highway, between West 6th and West 7th.

      I know these border on Gravesend, but I believe they are still technically Bensonhurst.

      Kings Highway Bakery
      292 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223

      Elegante Pastry Shop
      165 Ave U, Brooklyn, NY 11223

      Knapp Pizza III
      427 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223