To successfully make pizza, one must toss the proper ingredients into a concrete mixer, wait for the mixture to harden, and then drop in a few sticks of dynamite to blast slices from the drum walls. Today’s deal leaves delicate pie creation to the professionals: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and drinks at Ignazio's Pizza on Water Street, right under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Operated by Brooklyn native and culinary strategist Louis Termini, Ignazio's boasts a varied menu of fine gourmet pizza. Customers can take cover under the overpass and chew on slices of pineapple and ham pizza ($25+) or Ignazio's specialty, The Pizza, which makes a six-barreled salute through a careful selection of fresh mozzarella, Italian plum tomatoes, pecorino romano, basil, oregano, and olive oil ($16+). For dessert, dine on tortoni, an almond ice cream escalated by a toasted-nut topping ($4). Beverages in the form of beer, red and white wine, GuS soda, and sparkling water are available to ease the eats down. Because Ignazio's maintains a universal cash-only policy, gracious guests can freely show off and dispense all 51 of the storied state quarters.
- The ingredients were fresh, the dough was perfectly crisped, and the cheese was really flavorful. – Kelly T., Yelp
- Terrific gourmet, thin crust pizza and a great view of Manhattan. – [Dave Chung, Urbanspoon]