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Dec 20, 2011 04:21 AM

Best SLICE in Brooklyn

I'm planning a walking tour (for a hiking club) centered on finding the best slices of Pizza
in Brooklyn.
We will cross the Brooklyn Bridge and wind up in
Sheepshead Bay.

I plan to get to DiFara, Del Mar (Sheepshead Bay) , and Spumoni Garden (not a favorite but
a classic).

Can I get any recommendations for Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights.
Windsor Terrace, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst?

Slices only - no Grimaldi, Lucali or Totonos

Thanks much

Di Fara Pizza
1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

L&B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Delmar Pizzeria
1668 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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  1. For Bensonhurst, there too many to list. I like J&V on 18th Avenue and 64th Street (pepperoni slice) and also Italia on King's Highway and West 6th (for the Sicilian).

    J&V Pizzeria
    6322 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    307 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223

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    1. re: Sluggo1407

      Thanks Sluggo - right on our way and We'll try J & V

      1. re: mike in brooklyn

        J&V has to be doing something right. They've been in that location for 61 years.

    2. I dont know if you want ANOTHER place in Sheepshead Bay but, for a SLICE, not just a slice (!) you might want to try my favorite place (for eat-in AND home delivery) - V&S ITALIAN KITCHEN & PIZZERIA - 1723 Emmons Avenue - Bklyn NY 11235 - 718-332-7300. I am what my friends call a "pizza snob". I know what I like & I could be starving but refuse to eat inferior pizza! V&S has GREAT SAUCE! Crust is thin (has to be for me!). And the view from outside is nice (across from the Bay!). I know you are not going to "eat" but their heros kick butt too! And I am NOT an owner or have an interest in the place---the only interest is getting my order correct! Your walking tour sounds great---hope you have a great time & eat some great slices! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Diane from Coney Island NY PS: Could you stop by my place with some DiFara's on your way? I have never been there--except in my dreams! LOL and I dont get the raves for L&B Spumoni Gardens?? I have had their food a few times--I am not impressed!

      V&S Pizza
      1723 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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      1. re: babybsmom

        Thanks Babysmom - I live in Manhattan Beach and have known V & S since they opened,
        my wife's favorite but I like Del Mar - do get to DiFara (who has reopened after being closed for health violations) - I think they are a bit too heavy with the oil but you should make up your own mind.

        1. re: babybsmom

          I have to agree with you on L&B Spumoni Gardens, Babybsmom. I gave it two tries, just to be sure. Both times it was like eating undercooked dough slathered with tomato paste. Just awful! Maybe it used to be great, but not the two times I was there.

        2. Sheepshead Bay is a pizza wasteland. Delmar's is not a destination. It serves up mediocre slices of reheated pizza -- pizza cooked perhaps hours before you'll eat it. V&S sucks.

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          1. re: pizmet

            I like Del Mar - over 50 years in business, crisp thin crust and tasty sauce - to each his own.

            Delmar Pizzeria
            1668 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235

          2. I heard a rumor that Di Fara was closed. Confirm before you go. If you do decide to try Lucali be aware that they are not open for lunch. Only Dinner.

            L&B Spumoni is classic and different. A must on my pizza tour.

            If there are several people on the walking tour why not hit the "no slice" places.

            575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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            1. re: Motosport

              Hi Motosport! DiFaras' is open for business. I just checked their Facebook page. Just thought I would let you know! Happy Holidays! Diane

            2. I agree with Motosport, try some pies while you're at it. Grimaldi's pies come out in less than 5 minutes but the problem is the line of tourists. In Bay Ridge, Gino's at 7414 5th Ave and Vesuvio's 7305 3rd Ave are decent. Although Vesuvio's does a much better job on their personal pies.

              1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

              Gino's Restaurant
              7414 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

              7305 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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              1. re: knarfwhite

                I agree - Grimaldi's is just too full of tourists - have you tried Ignazzio's around the corner?
                I know Gino's but it is a bit out of our way. Thanks for the reply.

                1. re: knarfwhite

                  I organized a "party bus" pizza tour for my 60th birthday. I wanted to hit as many pizza joints in Brooklyn and Manhattan as we could in a day.

                  My plan was to call ahead and order the pies to go to save time. Our first scheduled noon stop was Grimaldi's. I called for 20 minutes and no one even picked up the phone. Not even an answering machine. I wondered if they were open. Of course there was a huge line of pizza worshippers from all over the USA. I was able to go in right away and order the pies to go. It still took over an hour to get 3 pies!!! Yikes!! We ate in the park by the river. The pizza was very good but I.M.H.O. not worth the grief and wait.
                  On the other hand when we called Tottonno's in Coney Island to place our order. They said: "we'll hold three tables for you!!!!" Excellent pizza too!!

                  1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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