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Motorino

319 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Devoe St.
718-599-8899

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

62% would go back.

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Excellent pizza

By r3a35mm on 3/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I traveled to Brooklyn from Jersey City to check out this place after reading the NYMAG.com story about Mario Batalli sampling pizza in New York. The pizza here was excellent. On a Saturday afternoon, the place was not full at all. Service was friendly, and the artichoke pizza tasted great. The dough expands around the edges and there are perfect little burnt crispy spots from being in the wood-fired oven the right amount of time. It's a real wood-burning oven. I wish there was some way they could siphon some of that great homey smell from burning wood into the restaurant because as it is, the place didn't have any aroma at all. I think a good restaurant should exude some type of aroma of amazing food when you enter. Obviously you don't want to go into a place that's filled with smoke, though ... You get the idea, right? The decor was bland, but the large wood plank floors give the place a "slight" rustic edge with room for improvement. The trip to the restaurant is easy. Just take the L train to the Graham Ave subway stop.

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72 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Finest!

By antonybcn on 8/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

A nice salad, great pizzas, good sorbet and a fresh breeze on the garden terrace, what more can one ask for? One of the finest pizzerias in town!

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71 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

Pizza

By peterf54 on 10/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Superb crust,wonderful fresh mozzarella. I don't know anyone could rate this only the eight best pizza place in NY. Outside of Naples one of the best overall pies I've ever eaten. The Buffaline is even better than the Margarita ,with its perfect balance of smokey crust to creamy buffalo mozzarella.

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