Saturday, November 17, 2007
After Mickey's pizza post, we couldn't rightly go long without heading up to Graziella's, which was far and away the most recommended pizza place in the neighborhood. I'd been there twice before and have had this pizza, which I agree is some of the best in the neighborhood, if not the city.
It was lively but not too crowded, and we got a table right away. The decor is kind a mixed bag - the wood-burning oven and brick walls and such are great, but the visible dessert fridge and lighting make the place feel kind of like a diner.
Kitschy or not, the food is great. We ordered the cold antipasto for 2 and a bottle of chianti classico to go with our two personal pizzas.
The antipasto was good - lots of meat and cheese, but I wish there were more olives. I love picking at olives when I order an antipasto, and this one had maybe nine. They were gone quickly.
The pizzas were the real reason were were there, and they didn't disappoint. I had the Prosciutto and Mozzarella and Mick had the Four Veggie. Both were fantastic and quickly devoured.
The Four Veggie was probably the more interesting of the two, but the Prosciutto and Mozzarella smelled so good that a lady at a nearby table had to ask what it was so she could order it too.
If you're in Clinton Hill and want pizza, go to (or call) Graziella's. Do it.
I mean it.
232 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205