Sun-Thu, 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-3am
L at Bedford Ave.
Williamsburg Bridge to McGuinness Blvd., Brooklyn Queens Expy. to East River
There are certainly better and more crowded places on Bedford Avenue to grab a slice than Vinnie's (Anna Maria Pizzeria down the street, to name one), but the pies here will do if you're in a pinch. This railroad-style restaurant has a slightly desolate feel that's only somewhat improved by one large window facing the street and a smattering of 80s-era Sylvester Stallone and Al Pacino photos on the walls. The friendly, shy guys behind the counter make a thin crust pizza with a well-done edge—crisp on the outside and soft on the inside—but the slices turn soggy at the center and toppings slide off. For piling on the tomatoes and peppers, their thick pan pizza offers a heartier base. Entrées aren't the draw—baked ziti is creamy but bland, the flavor of eggplant gets lost in a parmigiana plate, and, unsurprisingly, the Caesar salad dressing comes from a bottle. Not happening, but not demanding either, this eat-and-run joint tends to host lone guys and families out for a quick lunch or dinner.Recommended Dishes
Thin crust pizza slice, $2.50; thin crust pie, $10-$27