Sun-Fri, noon-midnight; Sat, noon-1am
G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
$18-$21 per pie
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Broadway to McGuinness Blvd., Morgan Ave. to Kent Ave.
Havemeyer's Best Pizza makes big promises but delivers only modest pleasures. The venue’s credentials impress: The minds behind Bushwick favorite Roberta’s and a former chef from Keith McNally's Pulino's now fire pies in a century-old brick oven. The space also has refreshingly casual airs: Its nondescript, white-walled interior is attended by an easygoing staff and decorated with nothing but friendly paper-plate neighborhood graffiti; a by-the-slice menu goes against the latest crop of haute, sit-down-only pizza houses that use atmosphere and obscure ingredients to justify inflated prices. The pies themselves are better made than most, but underwhelm. Toppings are a must as the New York-Neapolitan crusts are thin and light on sauce, cheese, and much distinctive flavor; a white ricotta pie and a square “grandma” version topped with pureed anchovies offer a bit of variety.Recommended Dishes
White pie, $21