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Jan 5, 2012 06:11 AM

Pizza near Junior's Cheesecake

We are taking my college age nephew to Juniors for cheesecake....Would like pizza prior...Where should we go for the best pizza? It needs to be close to the Brooklyn Juniors location...
Thanks much!

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  1. There's PIPITONE'S, a local place on DeKalb Avenue near Ashland Place (across from LIU and Brooklyn Hospital) that makes a special square slice with tomato sauce atop the cheese (like the pies at L&B)...also decent garlic knots. Junior's is two blocks away.

    Pipitone's Pizzeria
    100 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    1. Queens Pizza on Court St is very good. I have not been there in a while but it still gets good reviews.
      If you are having pizza for dinner try Lucali which is fabulous. They don't do lunch.
      Sam's pizzeria on Court St is also a very good old school place.
      These places are within walking ditance if the weather is nice.
      My favorite @ Junior's is the strawberry cheese pie! After the NYE fireworks @ Prospect Pk we walked down Flatbush Ave to Junior's and had our first 2012 pastrami sammich, egg cream, malted and sllice of strawberry cheese pie!! What a great way to start the new year.

      575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      238 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      3 Replies
      1. re: Motosport

        It must certainly have been a while! Queens has been closed for at least 15 years (although the related restaurant still exists and does get good reviews, relocated a block away from the original). I would think that Sam's is too far away given the OP's requirements.

        To the OP: There is a very ordinary pizza place called Tony's a few steps away from Juniors on Dekalb and Fulton Mall. This is the place that was relocated from the other end of the Mall to make room for Shake Shack.

        Tony's Famous Pizzeria
        2 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

        1. re: bobjbkln

          I heard that Queens Restauarant still serves pizza. Am I mistaken?

          84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. re: Motosport

            They don't have pizza:
            And the old Queens Pizzeria was completely separate (although in the same ownership) as the restaurant.

      2. I havent been but Sottocasa is relatively closer (compared to Lucali or Sams) and gets good reviews

        Sottocasa Pizzeria
        298 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

        3 Replies
        1. re: tex.s.toast

          I would have suggested Sottocasa, but I got the sense the OP wanted something within walking distance. That's a pretty long walk from Smith and Atlantic to Flatbush and Dekalb.

          1. re: egit

            I guess it depends on weather and what one considers "walking distance" but at .5 miles google maps says it would take 11 minutes to walk - I cant speak for the OP and his nephew, but having taken road trips, exceedingly long subway rides and waited hours in line in search of good pie, id gladly walk half a mile for pizza most any day. (for some reason i cant get the full google maps link showing the walk functional, but its 7 blocks, two of which (the first two as you'd be leaving sottocasa) are semi-longish but not as long as avenue blocks in many parts of manhattan).


            1. re: tex.s.toast

              I don't know when they are going but today it's 62 degrees. A perfect day to walk off some pizza slices to make room for that filling strawberry cheese pie.

        2. is Antonio's around there? that shop is pretty legit.
          also Not Rays
          these are slice shops

          318 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

          Not Ray's Pizza
          690 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217