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Totonno's Report

bookistan | May 4, 2003 05:07 PM

Took the family this afternoon for our first visit to Totonno's for a large pepperoni pie. We really enjoyed the atmosphere -- the old furniture, all the clippings on the wall, and a little league team of young boys eating what seemed to be pie after pie. Our pie came out quite quickly - much quicker than at Di Fara's. It was kind of a craggly looking affair, with some black spots from the charcoal oven, unevenly sprinkled mozzarella, and lots of pepperoni. On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate this a strong 8. The weakest part for me was the crust - not very flavorful and a bit too mushy. The mozzarella was obviously fresh but I like Di Fara's cheese better, especially the fresh parmesan that is grated and put on your pie as soon as it comes out of the oven. The best parts of the Totonno pizza were the sauce and the pepperoni. The sauce had a surprising bite, and there were some big chunks of fresh tomato on the pie. The pepperoni was outstanding, sliced thin and nice and spicy. The 3 of us, including the non-Chowhound child, ate up everything except for a few bits of charred crust. While this may not be the best pizza in Brooklyn, it is way up there, and the homey atmosphere certainly adds to the experience.

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