Pizza. It’s no secret what it means to New Yorkers. To say we take pride in it is to restate a cliché that stretches back generations. Brooklyn’s newest pie palaces all nod to tradition, updating a classic form with the fresh ingredients of today. From Prospect Heights (Rosco’s) to East Williamsburg (Dieci Pizzeria & Osteria) to Coney Island (Grimaldi’s), the city’s pie horizon is only getting broader.
Rosco’s retro-styled spot is an ode to the classic Brooklyn pizza joint. A streamlined menu emphasizes New York-style pies, with Sicilian options and organic toppings. Beer (craft or root, growlers to go) and wine are on hand to wash it down.
Pizza heavyweight Grimaldi’s has established a beachhead on the boardwalk. Pictures of the old and new Coney Island set a casual mood. Pizza comes hot from a coal-burning brick oven. The usual Grimaldi’s house rule are in place: no slices, no reservations, and no credit cards.
Dieci Pizzeria & Osteria brings a taste of Campania to East Williamsburg. Sustainable pizza ingredients get the wood-burning oven treatment. The menu fills out with antipasto, panini, and entrées like braciola stuffed with raisins and pine nuts. The outdoor space is as quaint as a southern Italian courtyard, should the weather ever break.