On a recent week long visit to the Morris Park area, I visited three pizza places.
The best tasting pie was had at Louie & Ernie's on Crosby Ave - renovated since my last visit at Christmas, the pie is just as good as ever.
Lucky for me, my two slices came out of a pie fresh from the oven. The slices here are a bit smaller than traditional NY slices, probably 30% smaller - but for me, that is a good thing. The sauce is a terrific balance between sweet and tangy, and just the right amount of Grande cheese is melted perfectly on a thin, crispy crust. The dough has excellent flavor. Overall, excellent.
My vote for #2 is Emilio's - on the corner of Morris Park and Hone. This place is busy, and they have every kind of slice under the sun - baked ziti slice, eggplant parm slice, white pizza, rabe pizza - sorry, those gimmicky slices just don't ring my bell. Fortunately, a regular cheese slice delivered the goods. A heavier, thicker crust than Louie and Ernie's, it is still crispy and chewy at the same time, as a proper crust should be. Fine tasting sauce, and cheese in proportion to the size of the slice. Very good.
Patricia's on Morris Park comes in at #3 - I ordered their brick oven Pizza Margherite - admittedly not apples to apples with the other places, but this mini, four slice pie was a bit weak....The crust was underdone, and fell short of my personal bar of acceptablity. The fresh mozz was tasty, but the assertive basil taste dominated all the other flavors. Take it or leave it alone.
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