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Nino's grandma pizza in Bay Ridge

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Nino's grandma pizza in Bay Ridge

cypressstylepie | Nov 6, 2002 12:00 PM

I did a search and found nothing recent.

For a refreshingly different and entirely massive pizza experience, you should try Nino's grandma pie. Their regular round cheese is pretty good- good enough, but not massive. The Grandma pie is, however, phenomenonly good.

It's square, but very thin crust. Very crunchy. I wouldn't say crispy, though, because it's just thick enough to be more crunch than crisp. I'm not well versed in pizza doughs, but I believe it probably has a good amount of olive oil in the dough. It's very yellow relative to other crusts I've seen. And consistently crunchy throughout all the slices.

But what about the cheese, tomato and toppings (i.e. flavor) you ask? First, the pie is beautiful to behold. They first cover the square with cheese. I have not asked what kind of mozzarella, but it's yummy. Not gooey. A solid layer across. They then add tomato sauce- must be homemade- across the pie in diagonal lines, along with another line of an herb/oil paste (definitely basil, but could be more- oregano, perhaps?) so the pie looks diagonally striped in white, red and green. And the tomato sauce has actual small pieces of tomato. Some seeds, too. Nice and garlicy. Finished off with some drizzles of olive oil. It all blends together to be one of the best pies I've ever had. I feel infinitely blessed to be within delivery distance of them. We just had it again last night, and I felt compelled to spread the good news.

I don't know if they are affiliated with any other Nino's I pulled up in my phone directory search.

Nino's Pizza
9110 Third Avenue (that's at 91st street for all you non-Bay Ridgers)
Brooklyn
718-680-0222

They are cash only. I haven't tried to much of their other stuff- it's one of those things you can't not order in order to try something else.

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