- $12 for $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and sandwiches for dine-in
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"Where can you find the best pizza in Brooklyn?" That's a dangerous question to ask, as it could potentially incite a heated debate or West Side Story-style turf war. Lob the contentious topic into any group, however, and you're guaranteed to hear at least a few shouts of "Johnny's Pizzeria!" This cozy, brick-lined eatery opened its doors in 1968, and has since become a neighborhood institution, keeping local plates strewn with melted cheese and garlicky sauce for generations.
Though cooks happily whip up hero sandwiches and home-style pastas, they're truly in their element when they're hand tossing dough, simmering and tasting sauce, and nestling fresh toppings into heaps of mozzarella. Once they're baked, pies fill up the glass case, beckoning prospective munchers not only with their mouthwatering scents, but with their picture-perfect appearances—think yeasty dough, golden cheese, scarlet swaths of sauce. This is classic New York pizza, baked perfectly and sold in a fast-paced, no-nonsense atmosphere. But don't take our word for it—Johnny's lets every slice speak for itself.