Pizza hobbyist turned pro Paul Giannone produces truly original pies at this rustic Greenpoint eatery. The best pizzas here are mixed-media masterworks with gorgeously blackened crusts covered in crispy nooks and pillowy bubbles. The Honey Jones—a frequent special featuring honey from a Brooklyn beekeeper, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, cherries and wispy prosciutto—beautifully balances sweet and salty. The Rooftop Pie includes crunchy Brooklyn-grown kale, gorgeously singed atop mozzarella and sausage. Ask for a seat in the back for a view of the roaring oven—a custom-built, while-tiled dome that burns up to 1,000 degrees.
Greenpoint may not have the name-brand cool-kid cred like its southern sibling, Williamsburg, but it’s packed with plenty of quality eateries to keep you coming to the northernmost neighborhood of north Brooklyn. The best Greenpoint restaurants are some of the best restaurants in Brooklyn, ranging from nouveau New York delis to a pizza powerhouse to one of the best donut shops in NYC. Here’s where you should be eating next time you’re in the nabe.
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