A Good Slice-a Pizza

grimaldis.jpgI know I am slow on the uptake here, and this is hardly news, but after much chatter about Grimaldi’s, I finally made it out to the legendary Brooklyn pizza restaurant this past weekend. It was actually on a date. I had spent the morning outdoors, but didn’t feel like making it a lazy Sunday. So, I had her meet me at the Brooklyn Bridge Subway stop, and we had a nice walk across the span into Brooklyn, down Old Fulton Street, and to the end of a 30-minute line (it actually went much quicker than I thought). By the time we got to the table, I was famished, and so was she! We sat down and enjoyed a GREAT pizza, and were both impressed. But, I must say that it was not the best I’ve had. While NY is undoubtedly the best pizza city (sorry Chicago), it does seem to be a NY tradition to totally overstate how good things are.

On the way out, I got to talking to a fellow pizza-lover, and he gave me some tips about other great slices around town. I was specifically told about a Ray’s on 14th and 6th that is supposedly tremendous. I also heard raves about Lombardi’s, which I was never too impressed with. Most interestingly, I heard about a place in Bay Ridge called L&B’s that serves the “best Sicilian slice in town.” Anyone ever been?

What do you think is the best pizza in NY?

[photo courtesy of RoadFood.com]

6 Comments so far

  1. J$ (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 12:58 am

    L&B’s Spumoni Gardens is actually in Bensonhurst and makes a unique and incredible tasting Sicilian slice like nothing you’ve ever had before as well as excellent spumoni.

    Grimaldi’s is still the best though.

  2. Isabel (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    L&B’s is right by me. Very tasty Sicilian slice (good sauce, good cheese, good texture) with a great Brooklyn feel especially in the summer when you sit outdoors with your friends. Worth the travel.

  3. Noah (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 11:24 am

    Thanks J$ and Isabel. I will get out there one of these days, for sure. You know, I am noticing that the best pizza is all about the cheese/sauce ratio. When a place has the right amount of both, that is when the slice is the best. Too much of either makes it nasty.

  4. KG (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

    The original John’s Pizzeria in the West Village is amazing! Nothing better than a slice with fresh mozzarella and basil…

  5. SB (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    May be cheating, but I’m going to have to cross the river for this one. Benny Tudino’s in Hoboken kicks ass and takes names. Fresh garlic pizza, slices the size of your head.

  6. Noah (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

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