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Inspector Pick (Eclectic/Unusual): How sweet it was - October 4, 1955 - the day the Brooklyn Dodgers won their only World Series, against the dreaded Yankees. The beer must have flowed!
They don't make them any more authentic than this. Opened in 1933 as Lento's and closed in 2006, this was the spot for original, "to-die-for," South Brooklyn, thin-crust pizza. Now a wonderful hometown revival has taken place and the superb pizza is back, with the original pizza oven, artisan cocktails, IPAs, local art and live jazz on the weekends. The large, sun-soaked patio off the avenue packs the young families with strollers in for a taste of a Brooklyn legend. Brunch is on Sat and Sun. If only those walls could talk. This storied pizzeria opened its doors during the depth of the Great Depression when Brooklyn still had its beloved Dodgers and closed a few years after September 11, just as the great millenial gentrification took place in this borough. Historical, and mandatory for pizza-lovers, with great 1940s jazz stocked on the jukeboxes in the main parlor, the vestiges of a New York past easily mingles with the hip Brooklyn artsy groove of today. This is a very cool pick.