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“Very good pizza but not quite the real thing”

Peppino's Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant
Ranked #192 of 5,486 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Being Italian, if there is one particular food type that we are good at rating, that's pizza.
After ordering we were offered a basket of freshly baked bread which was very very good!
We tried three different baby pizzas: the veggie pie, the diavola and the capricciosa. The dough was delicious: thin but not overly crunchy and absolutely not soggy in the middle. The toppings were good but not what I was expecting. In Italy, the diavola (or devil's pizza) is the equivalent of the American pepperoni pizza and is supposed to be hot and spicy. This topping was not hot at all. The veggie pie could have had a richer variety of vegetables but all in all it was very tasty. The capricciosa was good but somehow did not win me over. I loved the fact the the pizzas were cooked in a brick oven and that they were not greasy or oily.
The restaurant is very clean.
The atmosphere is South Italian. The personnel was very quick, professional and friendly.
The bathroom is clean and spacious but there is no changing table...

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Thank Veronica e Stef... D
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

stopped by for a perronni beer and some garlic crisps with marinara. Delicious marinara. So, we decided to order the pizza and had it delivered and the pizza came and didn't have much taste which was baffling. So we decided to go and eat in and had the most amazing lunch. I had the meatball hero/grinder/sub and it was excellent, top notch, we also tried the steak pizziaola hero and a personal sized pizza all excellent. The food was so good that even though we were full we kept eating because it was so tasty. I explained to the friendly waitress that our delivered pizza didn't meet our expectations, she explained that sometimes the time in the box and the steam takes some of the flavor out. So she put a small complementary margarita pizza on the table and said she had an extra one. What a nice move. It was truly delicious and our table gobbled it up in no time. So, I would say to go in and enjoy the food. The place has a nice ambiance with brick walls and the vibe of a local pizzeria italian restaurant. Great for a quick meal or a family with kids. We would definitely go back.

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Thank BusterBrewsky
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were out of town visitors joining our son who had "discovered" this restaurant.

The food was consistently delicious. The special "whole fish" was amazing--fresh and simple and tasty. Salads and soups were plentiful and savory. The bread served was great. The pizza is not inexpensive, but definitely still a value, with high quality ingredients and great taste.

The servers were friendly and helpful. Tony the manager came to talk to us to see that we had enjoyed our meal.

Next to us was a large table of local couples having what must have been a customary get together for friendship and great food. We wish we could find an Italian restaurant like this in California to start a tradition like that.

Note: The Tripadvisor map erroneously shows this restaurant in Manhattan. It is in Brooklyn.

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Thank Needagoodbed
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I just had a slice of their cheese pizza to walk around Brooklyn but it was hot and delicious - that new york style paper thin crispy crust and not too much cheese or sauce. Good walking around food.

Thank danielmcross
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were in Brooklyn to see Barbra Striesand and wanted to find a pizza place within walking distance of our hotel. Peppino's was just a few blocks away and it was outstanding. The atmosphere was cozy and quaint. There were a number of specials that sounded really good, but we went with the Diavalo pizza with spicy sausage, black olives and fresh mozarella. The crust was a perfect blend of crispy with a little bit of chewiness. It was absolutely delicious! We had the garlic crisps for our appetizer and they were great, too. It was a generous portion for only $3.75. Our server was very friendly and patient, especially with the table next to us who could not seem to decide what they wanted. I highly recommend Peppino's, you won't be disappointed.

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