This is the main Grimaldi’s alternative. It’s only a few doors down from that more-famous pizzeria, and it gets pretty busy as well. That’s because Patsy Grimaldi opened it (after he sold Grimaldi’s). The pizza here is also in the chewy, charred Neapolitan style, and they use a coal-burning oven the same as their neighbor.
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Although they’re known for their libations at Fort Defiance, this restaurant doesn’t feel like one of those super-cool, pretentious cocktail dens that we all know too well. It has the promise of the perfect neighborhood spot that, if we lived in this hood, we’d frequent all the time.
The Good Fork
The Good Fork definitely isn’t the best restaurant we’ve ever been to, but it might be the best restaurant in Red Hook.
Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
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Beebe’s is a restaurant in the bottom of The Boro Hotel in LIC, and it’s a perfect for when you’re in the area and need something easy.
The original Patsy’s in East Harlem makes excellent pizza for a sit-down meal or a slice at the counter.
Osteria Laguna is an Italian restaurant near Grand Central with enough space for a big group (or just you and some pizza and wine).
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We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their ‘hood or in their city as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
Di Fara Pizza
Brooklyn's Di Fara is the best slice of pizza in New York, and worth every bit of the $5 and 30 minutes of waiting that it will cost you.
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