Luigi’s Pizza Brooklyn New York PERFECT SLICE Best Pizza

8 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 3rd, 2010
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As many of my regular readers know, it is almost impossible to wow me lately.  Seems like every place is either trying to capitalize on the “coal fired” or “wood fired” craze, or trying to pretend they are “New York Style” pizza. So it has been relatively impossible to find a perfect slice of pizza so far this year.  Although many places have come close, there is usually something that manages to turn me off, and change my mind. Luigi’s is not one of these places.  They had a perfect slice of pizza on this night.

We actually drove past Luigi’s cause I couldn’t believe that this tiny place was “all that”. I had received about 6 emails from readers telling me that Luigi’s Pizza was the best they have tasted in the United States.  Usually I dismiss these outlandish claims, since it sounds preposterous that some place I never heard of could be the absolute best. For some reason, one of the emails sounded so sincere and since I was meeting Adam Kuban from Slice at La Villa Pizza down the block, I figured I would take a chance and try it. When we circled back around my comrades suggested we at least go in and see if it tastes as dirty as it looked from the outside.

We walked in and were greeted with a huge smile from Gio behind the counter.  He didn’t care I was taking pictures, and was making each pie like it was a piece of art. While we were watching, he offered us to taste a slice of the pizza we enquired about.  All we did was ask what kind of pizza it was, and he threw it in the oven and cut it up for us to taste. This pizza was one of the finest slices I have ever had.  It had some sort of home grown “secret” seasoning that he applied after the pie came out of he oven.

I finally revealed myself to Gio and told him that I couldn’t believe I almost passed by and didn’t come in.  As I was speaking with him, people from all over the country were walking in just to have a slice of pizza. Somehow people all the way from Tennessee knew about this place before I did.

We sampled the regular, the fresh mozz, and the Sicilian slices here.  All were amazing.  I couldn’t find a thing wrong with the pizza here, and that is why I feel comfortable giving Luigi’s a perfect 8 out of 8 slice ranking.  This is a must try place when you are in town.  Make sure to get a slice with the special seasoning. The cheese is top quality and the sauce is sweet, and evenly applied over this incredible crisp tasting crust.

Tell Gio you are a friend of ours, since he deservers to know where his fans come from.  Unlike many of the other neanderthal pizza owners, Gio is a well educated polished businessman.  He knows what it takes to make a successful business stay afloat.  He also knows how to make each and every customer feel like they are the only slice he is serving today.

I applaud you Luigi’s! Keep it up!

Luigi’s gets 8 out of 8 slices!

<a href=”http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/3/33161/restaurant/New-York/Park-Slope/Luigis-Pizzeria-Brooklyn”><img alt=”Luigi’s Pizzeria on Urbanspoon” src=”http://www.urbanspoon.com/b/logo/33161/minilogo.gif” style=”border:none;width:104px;height:15px” /></a>

  • Phone
    (718) 499-3857‎

  • Address
    686 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215-6309

9 Responses to “Luigi’s Pizza Brooklyn New York PERFECT SLICE Best Pizza”

  • andrewjamesstraub wrote:

    03 May 2010 at 11:27 pm

    just moved in around the corner got the fresh mozz pie just awsome have lived in bklyn all my life and am not easily surprised but this pizza…..this fuckin pizza is a dream

  • Philip Slusher wrote:

    29 May 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Awesome pizza. We live in Mississippi but spend a good bit of time in Brooklyn. Giovanni is the best. Can't beat his pizza. He has become a great friend to many.

  • Eric J Iannuzzi wrote:

    11 Nov 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Gio is a great owner as wha I appreciated most one of the first times I stopped by was how knowledgable he was about his ingredients. He only uses the best ingredients and everything is made fresh. The sicilians are light and airy with a great crunch when biting into a slice. He has a home made secret sauce made from herbs from his fathers home garden in SI. Its pound for pound (dollar for dollar) hands down best pizza by the slice joing in NYC.

  • Home Sweet Home « Two Birds in Brooklyn wrote:

    10 Mar 2011 at 10:15 pm

    […] difference 2 blocks can make! It’s quieter, it’s cleaner, it’s 2 blocks closer to Luigi’s, it’s sunnier, it’s bigger. I could go on and on. We already feel like we’re home […]

  • Tim Naylor wrote:

    23 Mar 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Perhaps the only reason my accountant still has me as a client is because it’s block away from Luigi’s. I’ve done my fair share of pizza pilgrimages from Pepe’s in New Haven, Mikes in East Hartford, Lomardi’s, Arturros, Totonnos, Patsy’s, the usual suspects of NY’s pizza pantheon. But one day after my accountant moved offices in this neighborhood, after my appointment I wondered in Luigi’s know nothing of its storied pie. After one bite of the standard slice, I was in a state of gastronomic rapture. Having lived in the city for 23 years, why have I not been here? Since then I’ve made up for lost time, sampling everything from their fresh mozzarelle to their grandma’s slice. Worth the drive and easy to find parking.

    Great pick.

  • Zakaria Bawany wrote:

    10 Jun 2011 at 10:08 pm

    where are they located im going to ny

  • Zakaria Bawany wrote:

    10 Jun 2011 at 10:09 pm

    wher are they locted

  • Bobby GERMANO wrote:

    24 Mar 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve known Gio & his family for 33yrs. Since 6th grade. His dad was a master at pizza making, and Gio kept up the tradition. I know the “seceret” sauce is ALL home grown, and the best I’ve had. My wife will not eat a calzone anywhere but Luigis!. Most of my friends who live in S.I. Or N.J. Pick up & bring it home. Simple menu, perfect fountain soda, and the families warm & welcoming personas. Nothing on Staten Island comes close!!

  • Yumm wrote:

    30 Jul 2012 at 10:08 am

    Il Porto on Washington ave. Hands down best I’ve had

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