I think people need to get away from the big chain pizza joints.They're too commercial, robotic and inconsistant. When you deal with a mom and pop shop like Carmino's (serving old brooklyn since 1965), you get the full experience. When you walk-in to pick up your order.... your greeted with a respectful "Hello, how are you". Your order is quickly attended and ready to go. The dough is the same cause it's made fresh EVERY DAY, the sauce is made fresh EVERY DAY and they cut their cheese fresh EVERY DAY (100% provolone, no fillers). Alot of the big chains use frozen pre-prepped items, eventhough they claim they don't cause they have the big money commercials to steer you to believe it. Carmino's is the best italian-american pizza you'll ever have. Some may say that the dough is too soft or the cheese isn't stringy enough. That's because it's not supposed to be the cardboard texture or the plastic-like preservitive filled uniform pizza you see on t.v, If your pizza doesn't have some grease on it, it's not real pizza. Hello!! Pepperoni and sausage have fat. Try the real stuff a couple times and you'll see what i mean. My favorite is the pepperoni and mild peppers pizza. Try the garlic butter sauce too. It's homemade too.....literally. I won't get my pizzas anywhere else. After you've been a customer a few times, they remember you as soon as your name pops up when you place your order. They will thank you for calling and already have you think about what to try next on the menu. That's a real family business.
This was our first time at Danny's. We are new to the area from Connecticut where there are many fine pizza establishments. The sauce was good and the pizza was excellent. Nice crispy but not overdone crust, sauce was claimed to be home made and I'm a believer. It definitely wasn't poured out of a can onto the pizza. The goodies were plenty. We had a pepperoni and cheese and a meat lovers pizza which were excellent. I got there a couple of minutes early and noticed the cook dabbing up the grease (which is to be expected) on the meat lovers pizza. When I got home and we devoured the pizza it was the climax to our pizza adventure. The pizza was better than it smelled. The bottom line is thumbs up and 5 stars. We've found our local pizzeria. Oh, and the price...back in Connecticut I would have paid as much for one of the pizzas as I did at Danny's. Support this place and you'll be rewarded with some fine pizza.
My husband and I had heard about Dominic's Santos from a few friends and finally got the chance to stop in. We went on a weekend night and they were packed! Bright, fresh, clean place...unlike the typical "old, dark and outdated italian places" we've eaten at. Service was friendly and prompt. We had heard they make homeade pasta on site and wow is there a difference. Huge portions...you will most likely have leftovers like I did. And the price can not be beat. I had the homeade cavatellis that were awesome and my hubby had the veal saltimboca. He is usually picky and raved about how delicious it was. Great wine selection and our server told us they have wine dinners every other month featuring food that is not on the menu. We were thanked by the friendly staff as we left, and will sure to be back!