best pizza brooklyn


The best pizza on the planet is in Brooklyn. That's not one girl's opinion, it's a fact. Many of these places have existed for decades. To get your hands on one of these, you may have to wait hours. You may have to travel to the furthest corners of Brooklyn. The wait & the pilgrimage are worth it. Here are my picks:

Artichoke pizza

Big slices with creamy artichoke topping & other twists draw late-night crowds to this pie joint.

59 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

di fara pizza

Pizza fans trek to this no-frills Midwood storefront & queue up to partake of its storied slices.

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

photo: groupon

photo: groupon

paulie gee's 

Gourmet pizzeria where the wood-fired pies are topped with unusual, locally sourced ingredients.

60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats


Trendy pizzeria offering wood-fired pies, sandwiches, Italian dishes & cocktails.

291 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249



Popular neighborhood eatery serves thin-crust pizza & guests bring their own wine & beer; cash only.

575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231



emmy squared

Detroit-style square pizzas, Italian sandwiches & salads in a spacious setting with a bar.

364 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


motorino Pizza

Casual restaurant featuring artisanal, Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas plus wine & beer.

139 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

photo: motorino

photo: motorino

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano  

Beloved old-school joint furnishing thin-crust coal-oven pizza to Coney Island crowds since 1924.

1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

photo: village voice

photo: village voice


This cozy, gourmet eatery serves wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, rustic small plates & pastas.

919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

photo: Emily

photo: Emily

best pizza

This casual counter-service pizzeria from the Roberta's team offers brick-oven pies & slices.

33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats

l&b spumoni gardens

Sicilian square pizza & ice cream from an old-school Italian counter that opened in 1939.

2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223

photo: l&b spumoni gardens

photo: l&b spumoni gardens


Popular Bushwick destination known for its wood-fired pizzas, with a separate takeout area.

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

photo: goldbelly

photo: goldbelly

joe's pizza 

Cozy corner outpost of a longtime counter-serve pizza joint prepping New York–style slices & pies.

216 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201


speedy romeo 

Wood-fired pizzas & Italian fare from an open kitchen set in a former body shop in Clinton Hill.

376 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238