I consider every day in Brooklyn National Pizza Day. I was raised on NYC pizza, so I know how the good stuff should taste. As a teenager, I used to think only non-native New Yorkers eat pizza with a knife and fork. However this isn’t a list of old school pizza joints; there's a growing trend of new artisanal pizza restaurants opening in Brooklyn. And I’ll admit, when I’m at these fancy new pizza places, I eat like a proper grownup with a napkin on my lap and a knife and fork in hand.
It doesn’t have to be National Pizza Day for you to enjoy a slice of Brooklyn pizza. Have a pizza dinner at these five relatively new and eternally tasty spots. From hip to homey, these places are sure to please even the pickiest eater.
Address905 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218-2709, USA
Located on Church Avenue between Kensington and Prospect Park South, this moderately priced restaurant has a menu of mouth watering sourdough pizzas named after various Brooklyn neighborhoods. My favorite is the East Williamsburg with crimini mushrooms, fresh & aged mozzarella, olive oil, truffle salt. Pair this veggie pie with a cocktail and enjoy!
Address338 Hamilton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
Known for "serving bubbly char-kissed Neaopolitan style pizza from our hand-made mobile ovens" around NYC and at the Brooklyn Flea, Pizza Moto opened up its much-anticipated restaurant on Hamilton Avenue, in between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens. Start your meal off with fried broccoli and then devour a tomato, meatballs, fresh mozz, roasted onions, pecorino pie.
Address435 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233, USA
Stop in for some of the tastiest wood burning pizza in Brooklyn or for a coffee, at this pizza/coffee shop in the heart of Bed Stuy. The eclectic country décor will make you feel as if you’re dining in a quirky upstate restaurant/café. The pizza is one of the best in the city, and it’s also the ideal spot for watching hipsters. Looking for other spots in Bed Stuy, check out our list for best places to drink and dine.
Address781 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Both cozy and atmospheric, Barbocino serves incredible Neapolitan wood-oven pizzas. In addition to stellar pizzas, they have a selection of tasty salads and appetizers. If you’re a seafood fan, you must order the Cherry Stone Clams pizza. But all of the pizzas at Barbocino are crowd pleasers. Expect to wait for a table, because this place gets packed. Can't get a table? Consider other options in Crown Heights.
Address261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
Okay, this place isn't new, but it's a must-visit if you're in Bushwick. Before Bushwick became a culinary destination filled with numerous restaurants, foodies trekked to the area for tasty pizza. Order a pie of wood-fired pizza in the atmospheric restaurant and devour some of Brooklyn's best pizza. And Roberta's isn't the only reason you should visit Bushwick.