Promising New Pizza Joint in Park Slope

The crust is the thing at Villa Rustica, says secondbecky, pizza-lover and self-described “crust girl.” It’s crisp and medium-thick, but its flavor is what puts it over the top, “so outrageous that I had to post—perfect salt AND garlic.” The sauce and cheese are nothing special, but good toppings help; becky likes pepperoni with broccoli. There’s also a thin-crust option; she advises sticking with the regular.

As Park Slope pizza goes, Villa Rustica, which replaced the up-and-down Pizza by the Park, is shaping up as a strong contender—a notch above other options like Tomato and Basil and La Villa, hounds are saying.

Villa Rustica [Park Slope]
357 Third Street (near Fifth Avenue), Brooklyn
718-832-2700

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