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Best Pizza in Brooklyn

Domenico De Marco hand crafts every pie himself at Di Fara Pizza in Midwood.
Domenico De Marco hand crafts every pie himself at Di Fara Pizza in Midwood.Di Fara Pizza

Brooklyn's Best Pizza

The reasons may be disputable (water, air, attitude, the list is endless), but what is for certain is that New York is the pizza capital of the world. And you can't think of New York pizza without thinking of the borough of Brooklyn. Not only do people travel on the subway for these slices, they travel across the world for them. Here is a list of Brooklyn's best pizza.

Di Fara Pizza
1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
www.difara.com

The lines in Di Fara are legendary. People flock from as far as Dubai for a slice of Domenico De Marco's hand-crafted artisan pizza. Imported ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, and a lot of tender love and care by Dom, make this one of the most sought after slices in town. Dom personally makes each pie while fans Instagram away eagerly waiting for their name to be called. The waits can last up to three hours but that doesn't stop them from coming.

L&B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 449-1230
www.spumonigardens.com

L&B Spumoni Gardens is famous for their Grandma style square pizza featuring a crispy crust and layers of cheese and sauce in that order. The outdoor garden make it an ideal place for noshing with a crowd. Once you've had your fill, stick your head in their dessert window for a paper cup full of the house made spumoni ice cream.

Lucali
575 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-858-4086

This Carroll Gardens favorite owes its success to owner Mark Iacono. Hoping to save a childhood candy store from becoming a franchise coffee shop, he brought in a brick oven and started making pizza. The Naples-style pies are the perfect combo of crispy and chewy with fresh ingredients and toppings like grilled artichoke hearts and sautéed shallots.

Totonno's Pizza Napolitana
1524 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-372-8606
www.totonnosconeyisland.com

A fire a few years back had the fate of Totonno's in question. After being closed for a year, they reopened, only to be shut down again three years later after Hurricane Sandy. Again, the family rallied and reopened much to the happiness of Coney Island residents and tourists. Pressed tin ceilings and walls, vintage photos of the shop's long legacy and accents like an antique radio console serve as a backdrop for the thin-crust style pizza made with the same recipe - including handmade mozzarella - the family has been using since 1924.

Roberta's
261 Moore Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 417-1118
www.robertaspizza.com

Before Bushwick became cool, Roberta's moved in. That was in 2008. Hipsters flooded the place and it has been a home run ever since. Don't come here looking for Italian with an attitude. This is not your typical Brooklyn pizza. A wood-burning oven churns out thin crust pizza topped with farmer's market-inspired toppings like sweet potatoes, leeks, fennel and brussels sprouts.