Posted on 12 / 22 / 2012
This place is really good. Well, at least, this is how I like pizza. Thin crust, cooked in a wood fired oven, a scattering of fresh ingredients and very little cheese (not like Pizza Hut). The atmosphere is intentionally rustic, dimly lit, and a little tight, but cozy. I went by myself on a Saturday night and I waited 20 minutes for a seat. It was well worth the wait.
The place serves meat and dairy, but the entire back side of the menu is dedicated to vegan pizza. I can't remember the fancy name they gave the pizza I ordered, but it was a thin crust pizza with red sauce, fired in the oven with fennel seed "sausage" and then finished after baking with dollops of vegan ricotta "cheese" and sprinkled with arugula. I savored every bite.
The owner, Paulie G. was in the restaurant, talking with patrons, and helping the staff. He delivered my pizza to my table. I heard him talking with the couple next to me and he explained how he had gotten the oven from Naples, Italy and had it torn down and shipped "brick by brick and tile by tile" to Brooklyn. A super nice guy. The kind you like to give your business to.
Great Pizza, Friendly Staff , Cozy Environment
Not in Manhattan