There is absolutely no shortage of pizza in New York City. In the early 1900’s the Italians came over to America and brought the culinary heat with them. And thank goodness those ambitious paesans did!
You could say there’s a lot of competition in the pie game. But if you find yourself in DUMBO (which stands for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn, there is a BEST choice for the old dough and sauce combo; that choice is Juliana’s.
According to New Yorkers and tourists alike, Juliana’s is simply one of the best. This is saying a lot when you can find pizza on nearly every block (Pizza shops are as numerable as Starbucks in the city). Here they make fresh, delicious pizza, and when they say large, they mean LARGE! Order one of their big pies, and you better have the appetite to back it up. Amongst some of the favorites are the margherita pepperoni and the arugula/prosciutto.
The only downside to this little slice of heaven is that it can get a bit crowded and the restaurant is a bit small, which isn’t a great blend. Because of this, don’t be surprised if you meet quite a queue when you go. Just know that the staff is amazing, and work very hard to take care of everyone as quickly as they can.
Any line is worth the food here, and after a day of exploring and playing in the park across the street, there’s simply no better way to refuel than with a slice and a beer.
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