Neighborhood: Clinton Hill
Address: 326 Dekalb Ave.
Everyone loves pizza, but not everyone is lucky enough to have a local pizzeria as good as Luigi’s. This Clinton Hill staple is frequented by Brooklynites from all over the borough and students at the nearby Pratt Institute. Luigi’s doesn’t deliver, but they don’t need to deliver to keep its dedicated customers coming back for more slices and pies. This is New York style pizza that’s made in what I would call a hole in the wall. There’s no seating and most people place their order while leaning in through the service window and standing outside on the sidewalk. Of course, you can make arguments for a number of different restaurants in New York City having the absolute best pizza this town has to offer. Luigi’s is where you go it you want the no-frills, no-nonsense slice that can satisfy even the most cynical New York foodie. — Lauretta Charlton