Grab a Pizza Slice at These Top Brooklyn Pizzerias

When people think of New York, Brooklyn comes to mind. Not only is it the most populated county in New York, but it’s one of the most populated counties in America.

There's so much rich history to be found in Brooklyn among the streets and the buildings. It's also a place that entrepreneurs flock to so you can find the most unique restaurants and stores.

If you picked food that made you think of New York, you’d probably pick pizza. We would too and that’s why we're going to focus on the top pizzerias in Brooklyn. This list had the potential to be huge, so we narrowed it down to the top six so that we didn’t make the longest article known to man.

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A popular pizzeria serving up classic and specialty pies from a coal-fired oven.

Image courtesy of Juliana's.

19 Old Fulton St | Brooklyn |

With over 4,000 reviews on Google, it's clear that Juliana's is one of the most popular pizzerias in Brooklyn. In fact, in 2015 they won the Best Pizza in the US on TripAdvisor. Juliana's is a beloved pizzeria that many locals and tourists enjoy visiting.

Juliana's started in 2012 when Matthew Gorgon partnered with Patsy Grimaldi, the most celebrated pizza proprietor. Patsy Grimaldi founded Grimaldi's Pizzeria in 1990 and perfected his pizza recipe over the years. He retired for a while, only to come out of retirement to start Juliana's. With him, he brought his famous pizza recipes that locals grew to love.

So if you haven't tried Juliani’s, it's definitely worth tasting next time you're craving pizza. They have starters, entrees, pizzas, and sweets. Try one of their housemaid soups which will warm you up on a chilly day. If you're looking for pizza, try the #6 Pizza special which is made with grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, Monterey Jack, white cheddar, and guacamole. When you eat at Juliana’s, you know you're getting the best.

"I walked here from Harlem... yes walked. That's how good the pizza is, I decided to make a little pilgrimage on Easter Sunday. The service is great and no one judged me for eating 3/4ths of a medium pie myself. Wish I took photos of the pizza, but I'll just say it's the best pizza I've had in New York." - Yelp Review

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Paulie Gee’s

A small casual restaurant serving up traditional New York-style pizza slices and whole pies.

Image courtesy of Paulie Gee’s.

110 Franklin St | Brooklyn |

If you're meeting a friend for lunch or dinner, Paulie Gee’s is a casual and relaxing spot to visit. They have fun decor on their wood-paneled walls and serve up some amazing pizza. You can pick between pie slices and whole pies including square. They also have a variety of pizzas including vegan pies.

Speaking of vegan, try Paulie Gee’s Vegan Vidalia Square Pizza. It's a Sicilian-style pizza with tomato sauce, vegan parmesan, and caramelized Vidalia onions. For a non-vegan option, check out the Freddy Prinze which is an upside-down Sicilian-style pizza with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, and a sesame seed bottom. Finally, end on a sweet note with a delicious Lemon Ice. You’ll definitely be coming back for more.

"Loved the pizza here and the ambiance was incredible. It's such a fun vibe and would want to come back here solely for the ambiance. The pizza was tasty as well and they had tons of vegan options, which is always a plus for me." - Yelp Review

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Pizza Moto

A mobile restaurant turned brick-and-mortar that crafts delicious Neapolitan-style pies and cocktails.

Image courtesy of Pizza Moto.

338 Hamilton Ave | Brooklyn |

Pizza Moto started as a mobile restaurant until the demand for their pizza was so great that it was time to move to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. After searching, they found a location that housed a turn-of-the-century coal oven. Digging into some research, they discovered it was the oven of John Grace, an Irish immigrant who started his bakery in the mid-1800s at the exact location they were looking at. That story and that oven cinched the deal and Pizza Moto had a new home in the historic building. They restored the oven and retrofitted it to burn wood so that they could continue to make their char-kissed pizzas.

With the restored oven, they make amazing pizzas that locals love. Their menu is small, but between all the options, it seems like the pizza options are limitless. Consider ordering the Vermont Pizza made with cheddar, mozzarella, ham, sage, crushed red pepper, and maple syrup. How many places offered maple syrup on a pizza? It's all the more reason to try it. And you can end the meal with a Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.

"You cannot go wrong with Pizza Moto. Every single time we've gone here it's been spectacular. It's a little place, tucked under the bridge at the bottom of Carroll Gardens on the border of Red Hook, but wow, is it good. Good pizza and they always have something fun going on (had the best friend chicken of my life here last week!). It's a small and cozy environment, but actually a great brunch spot for friends if you make a reservation! Awesome old kitchen with huge, original oven. There's a bar you can sit at too if dining alone. Good place for a casual weeknight date. Staff are friendly and attentive. Old fashioned is delicious and wine options are great. Price is a little high, but it's honestly such a great little find. Don't skip on this place just because it's not on the main drag--it's super cozy, you won't want to leave when you get there!" - Yelp Review

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Patsy’s Pizzaria

One of the oldest pizzeria in America serving up brick-oven pies, pasta, and calzones.

Image courtesy of Patsy's Pizzeria.

450 Dean St | Brooklyn |

In 1933 Patsy's Pizzeria was opened in New York by an immigrant couple, Pasquale “Patsy” and Carmella Lancieri. It didn't take long for their restaurant to gain in popularity and even attract famous people such as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. They are now a local chain with restaurants around New York. If the pizza is good enough for Frank Sinatra, you've got to give it a try!

A unique aspect of Patsy's Pizzeria is the gorgeous outdoor covered patio which is light and airy with wicker chairs and live plants. If you eat here, I highly recommend eating out on the patio. There's no better way to eat pizza than in a gorgeous environment with a delightful cocktail in your hand.

Patsy's Pizzeria serves pizza, pasta, calzone, wine, beer, and cocktails. They even have heroes for lunch! So you can stop by and take a load off of work. Sip cocktails with friends and enjoy a freshly made pizza.

"A friend and I were looking to grab a bite after work somewhere warm. Patsy's had a sign about a heated patio, so we went for it. I'm so glad we did! The place was cozy and our server (Anthony, I think?) was very friendly and welcoming. We shared a pitcher of sangria. We started with the fried artichokes, then had the pizza alla vodka, and ended with tartufo (which is my fave so I was so happy to see they had it). We took our time with our meal and were very comfortable hanging there. We'll definitely be back!" - Yelp Review

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Brooklyn’s Homeslice Pizzeria

Small counter-serving restaurants crafting traditional New York-style pizzas along with calzones and heroes.

Image courtesy of Brooklyn's Homeslice Pizzeria.

567 Vanderbilt Ave | Brooklyn |

Brooklyn’s Homeslice Pizzeria is perfect for any casual occasion whether you're enjoying a pizza by yourself or enjoying it with a group of friends. If you're not in the mood for an entire pie, stop by and grab a slice or two. They offer thin crust, Sicilian-style slices and pies, calzones, and heroes. They even have a vegan pie! Their traditional New York-style pizza has a crisp and chewy crust and all of their pizzas have the right balance between cheese and sauce.

If you're looking at their pizzas to try, check out the Spinacci Bianco pie made with spinach, mozzarella, and ricotta. Its crispy crust and creamy texture of the toppings will have you coming back for more. Make sure to order some of their roles like their sausage and pepper rolls made with sweet pork sausage, green and red peppers, onions, mozzarella cheese, and sauce. You might find that Brooklyn’s Homeslice Pizzeria becomes your go-to pizza in Brooklyn.

“This is the ONLY place I come for pizza when I'm in nyc. I have had so many and no matter what this place beats all. The staff is super great the place is clean the pizza is freaking out of this planet” - Yelp Review

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Luigi’s Pizzeria

Small neighborhood restaurant serving New York-style pizzas and slices with fresh ingredients.

Image courtesy of Luigi's Pizzeria.

686 5th Ave | Brooklyn |

Luigi's Pizzeria also has an interesting history. After moving from Italy, Luigi opened up his pizzeria in 1973. He promised New York that he would use the finest natural ingredients claiming that if he had to, he'd even grow them in his backyard. He made good on that promise and the restaurant continues to uphold his promise delivering pizzas with the highest quality ingredients.

Luigi's is a small takeout pizzeria so it's perfect for a movie night with friends and family. They have tons of pies to choose from. You can build your own or you can order a specialty pizza. Make sure to try a Calzone as well. They offer both baked and deep-fried calzones! Who doesn't love a good calzone? They also offer roles like pepperoni rolls and chicken rolls as well as a few pasta dishes. And when you order, don't forget your garlic knots!

"Oh Luigi's - this humble hole in the wall shop is located next to Pratt (those oh-so-lucky students) and is my OG pizza spot. Over the past 5 years, I have been here countless times - whether it be to pick up entire pies or an impromptu drive-by-slice - I always arrive craving the quintessential NY slice and never leave disappointed." - Yelp Review

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It was tough, but we did it! We narrowed down the search for the top six best pizza places in Brooklyn in this list. Every one of these pizza places has excellent reviews, a rich history, and scrumptious pizza. So next time you're in the mood for pizza, make sure to check out one of these pizzerias. Have you been to one of these restaurants before? Comment below and let us which one!

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