08 December 2010

L & B Spumoni Gardens



L & B specializes, and in New York is supremely famous for, Sicilian style pizza, and the "garden" which is a bounty of outdoor seating in the form of picnic tables. Place an order at the window to the left, which can be slightly off-putting if you delay your wishes even a second or two. Square slices of the Sicilian ($2.25, below) are what to start with, the crust is as puffy and gooey at the same time as you could ever wish.


But hmmm... how to explain? This is good pizza, it is. But's it's not really pilgrimage worthy pizza like many make it out to be. If it was across the street from me, I'd choose it. But the grumpy moods and craziness of all the people in the garden on a nice day are just not a comfortable combination.

Gravesend is fun though, and you can combine a trip out here with some other good eating that you normally would not do. Bring enough friends and order a whole pie. That's the way to do it.

2725 86th Street, Brooklyn NY

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