battle of the brooklyn pizzas

Okay, John and I finally tried Grimaldi’s Pizza last week for his birthday (Happy Birthday, Johno!!!).  Grimaldi’s is a famous pizza place in brooklyn heights, near the waterfront.  They serve brick oven pizza, and their spot is crammed with tables. It’s almost like eating family style except you don’t have to share your pizza with strangers.  We’ve tried to go before and there’s normally a line. this time there wasn’t….wednesday night at 7:30 pm.  I have to say, it was good, but not as good as Lucali’s.

If you haven’t heard me rave about Lucali’s before, her you go. It’s the BEST pizza i’ve ever had. And the ambiance is really nice. it’s dark, relaxed, you can see right into the kitchen and see the big bowls of fresh mushrooms, mozzerella balls, peppers.  Apparently they use 3 or 4 types of cheese on the pizza, and i think that’s what makes it better than Grimaldi’s.  So, if possible, you must go to Lucali’s. Some things to know:

575 Henry Street

It’s BYOB. there’s a corner store down the block that can hook you up.

There’s normally a wait. But the waitresses are cool and if you give them your phone number as they put you on the wait list, they’ll call you when your table is about to free up. so you can wander a few blocks away to another carroll gardens or red hook bar and have a drink while you wait.  i recommend supporting a bar on columbia street if possible.

It’s Cash Only

They only do pizzas and calzones. no salads, no breadsticks. just the essentials.


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