L&B Spumoni Gardens
|Venue name:||L&B Spumoni Gardens||Contact:|
2725 86th St
|Cross street:||between Aves U and V|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: N to Ave U|
|Price:||Average pizza: $16. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
Spumoni Gardens is about the only place I’ll drive 30 minutes outside of the city for. It’s near Coney Island, so if I’m out that way, I always stop in for a slice of pizza and maybe an ice cream. There are really 2 parts to this place. There is a pickup window for pizza and ice cream that you can enjoy at their outdoor tables. Get ready for lots of kids to be running around. And great people watching in general, for that matter. If you want something a little more old-school Brooklyn, eat dinner in their restaurant. It is basic Italian, huge portions, incredibly low prices. This is not Manhattan, but it is amazingly good family-style Italian.