Brooklyn's Perfect Slice
I am leading an 11 mile walk starting from City Hall - the theme of the walk is
based on Brooklyn's BEST SLICE (not whole pie) of Pizza.
We will certainly stop at DiFara's on Ave. J. I also plan to stop at Roma
in Park Slope but would welcome any other suggestions for a great slice
in Park Slope and in Sheepshead Bay or Gravesend.
The walk is on Sat. 2/9
Thanks in advance.
IMO, some excellent slices:
-Fresh mozzarella/Margharita slice at My Little Pizza on Court Street north of Atlantic Ave.
-"Upside-down" Sicilian at Pipitone's (DeKalb & Ashland across from LIU parking lot).
-"Grandma" slice in Newkirk Plaza (by the Q train) at LoDuca's (recommend you call ahead and they'll have it ready for you!)
-Plain slice at Ciccio's on Avenue U and W. 4th Street - with their signature sesame seed crust.
re: mike in brooklyn
Further on down Court Street, slide right around the corner from Buschenschank beer hall (about Sackett Street) and you'll find a delicious slice - maybe an offshoot of South Brooklyn Pizza - and some good lookin' homemade pretzels.
South Brooklyn also serves up slices on Court Street (left side) near 3rd Place.
re: mike in brooklyn
I hate Spumoni Gardens as well, except, of course, for the spumoni. Everyone raves about their square (Sicilian) pie. To me, it's undercooked dough slathered with tomato paste. Yuck!!! Italia Pizza, on King's Highway at West 6th Street, has a good Sicilian, light and crispy.
A walk down 18th Avenue (starting at J&V Pizza on 18th Avenue and 64th Street) will yield several very good pizzerias. J&V has been in business since 1950, so that should tell you something. You will also pass Gino's Focacceria, II Colosseo and several other noteworthy places. As well, you can stop at Villabate pastry shop for some wonderful Italian pastries to take home. At 86th Street, if you take a left and walk 2 blocks, you can stop at Lenny's (where John Travolta infamously ate 2 slices together in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever. I'm surprised Bensonhurst was not cited, as it's Brooklyn's version of Little Italy. There are 3 subway lines running through the neighborhood for your trip back (I doubt you'll want to walk home after all that food). Wherever you go, it sounds like a good time. Enjoy yourself!
South Brooklyn Pizza has four locations and excellent (if overpriced) slices. You could pick whichever one is most convenient for your route. I would certainly pick South Brooklyn Pizza over Roma in Park Slope, for example.
Thanks for all of the suggestions - I had to cancel the walk on 2/9 but have rescheduled it for 2/16.
Any chowhounds who may want to join us - we are meeting at
City Hall Park at the fountain at 10:45 and we'll walk over the
Brooklyn Bridge with our first stop in Park Slope - I am leaning
towards Campo di Fioro on 5th Ave. as it serves Roman Style
pizza - then to Di Faras with a possible stop at J&V on 18th Ave
but probably ending at Ciccio's on Ave. U and W 7