clinton hill has had a few openings in the past year and Emily is yet another great addition to the neighborhood. i live right around the corner and was really excited about having a casual italian/pizza place so close by. after several visits, my excitement has not diminished.
while the pizza is the star of the show, do not skip past the rest of the menu. The appetizers are large and great for sharing. My favorites: crispy sprouts (NOT a health food option), smoky carrots, sugar snap peas and the brooklyn bangers.
Of the pizzas i prefer those listed under The Reds. Have had the Classic, Luca, RM3, and the Colony (my current favorite). Of The White I have tried the Q and the North Maple which were ok. The crust on all the pizzas is fantastic. It's mind blowing that they achieve such a crust in their teeny tiny their kitchen space. All pizzas are large enough to easily feed two.
Service is friendly for the most part and Emily (the owner/namesake) makes a point to swing by tables to say hello. Wine list is good and their house cocktails are fun and delicious.
The place is tiny so if you don't get there early, expect a wait. Head to Hanson Dry down the street and have them call you when the table is ready.