Best Pizza in Brooklyn, New York?

Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Best Pizza in Brooklyn, New York?

Hi travelers! I was recently in Brooklyn looking for the best pizza in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, me and my partner in crime were VERY disappointed with where we ended up, Fornino in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn, so please help. More details about our NYC/Brooklyn adventure here: http://wp.me/p2R3AI-4q

I want to know where can you find the best slice of pizza in Brooklyn? Please give me as many recommendations as possible I love going to NYC/Brooklyn.

Thanks in Advance!
Julian
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 01:04 PM
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In Manhattan
Motorino

Secondary
Gruppo
Luzzo's
Lombardi's

Much more expensive Pizza Fresca

John's and Grimaldi's are over rated.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 01:28 PM
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First of all - good pizzerias don't; sell slices - only whole pies.

And I understand if you're from a place that only has chains like Domino's etc (not pizza at all within the mean of the act

But to me pizza is a snack or casuale lunch - there are so many great places to eat in NYC - why stick with pizza?
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Di Fara's of course!

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1083362
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 08:10 PM
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I can't help with advice, but I enjoyed your photos, travelchico. The handstand was priceless
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I like John's a lot - in fact, I think I like it better than Motorino. Also try Keste on Bleecker street.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Fabbrica (williamsburg waterfront) and Roberta's (Bushwick) are my favorites.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 04:52 PM
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DiFara would be my choice. They do sell slices, although the wait may be longer for those than for whole pies.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Just ate at Motorino this week. It is hard to beat.

There are a whole bunch of places we have to try including the guy on the Bowery who flash fries the dough before baking.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for all of the options I am really interested in going to Difara and Fabbrica especially because I really like Brooklyn. Is there a good Italian/pizza place you would recommend as well? It is always good to eat and dine at a place with good Italian food in general.

And, if you like the handstand pics check out my partner in crime and her Twitter page - https://twitter.com/HandstandSteph
I stress I don't do handstands she is the handstand expert.

Thanks again everyone!
Julian
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 05:07 AM
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A friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn had this to say about Pizza in Brooklyn:

"Note that for DiFara, the food ranking is high, the décor l-o-o-o-w and the service low. Frankly, it’s part of the charm, and Dom is at least half the décor and service himself. Totonno’s in Coney Island would have rated similarly for service in the old days, when the old man would shut down when he felt like it, yell at people who ordered ingredients he didn’t feel like serving more of, etc.


Incidentally, Dom’s son, also Dom, is opening some stores of his own, starting in Las Vegas. "


I didn't get over to Brooklyn for Pizza - but my favorite was Motorino in Manhattan/just east of Greenwich Village (They keep saying they are going to open a place in Brooklyn. http://motorinopizza.com/. )

They have the old style/built by hand brick over and make their own dough and loved their classic Margherita Pizza - in which they use Buffalo Mozzarella cheese and fresh basil on top of the San Marzano tomato sauce.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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BTW - love your trip reports and pics - of NYC and Panama. Spent a lot of time in Costa Rica and Nicaragua when my sister lived down there and always wanted to get to Panama but just never did.

Would love to go fishing there.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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To answer the OPs question, quite a few of the places with great pizza also have non-pizza items on their menus. (DIFara is not one of these, however)

They include, in Manhattan:

Forcella
Motorino (in Manhattan and in Brooklyn, which is the original location, opened years ago)
Rubirosa (Nolita)
Keste


The daughter of DomDeMarco (DIFara) opened a pizzeria on Houston Street in the Village a few years back. It did not last long. There is talk of a New Jersey opening by a family member as well. I would not hold out much hope that either will hold a candle to the orignal.

If you are headed to DiFara, remember that they are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and he takes a break in late afternoon, too.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Is there a Motorino in Brooklyn now? The website says "Coming Soon".
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Oh, and ekscrunchy, I know you'll appreciate this -- they're also opening a Motorino in Hong Kong!
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I think the original Motorino was in Brooklyn. At that time, Una Pizza Napoletana was located at the East Village location (UPN was quite good, though it offered only two rather expensive pies, a marinara and a margherita). UPN sold out to Motorino. Shortly thereafter, the original Motorino site suffered a building collapse and had to be closed. As noted, they do plan to open again in Brooklyn.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Motorino imported their ovens from Italy and they still import their cheese, tomatos, and olive oil from Italy. There is a new trend in the same neighborhood-99 cent a slice pizza. There are four within two blocks of Motorino.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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At the East Village location, Motorino bought the ovens from U.P.N., the owner of which had imported them from Italy.
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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The owner of Una Pizza Napoletano (Anthony Mangieri) now has a place in San Francisco. I have yet to try it, but I do know it's the most expensive pizza in the city.
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