My Trip to L&B Spumoni Gardens....
This place is like the "South of the Border" of Brooklyn. It appears to be in the middle of no other business, and has lots of bright lights and neon in the front. Quick review:
The pizza was just ok, simply because it was not hot enough (although i got out of line when i saw that they were nearing the end of a pie... we wanted the fresh stuff!!) Well, they probably have other pies sitting under the counter and don't look towards the oven when they run out, as our pizza didn't really taste that fresh. I had read to get the sicillian slice, which is served "upside down"... bread, cheese, sauce. The sauce is REALLY what makes this pizza, as it has lots of flavor.
The real surprise of the evening was the spumoni. I got chocolate, the fiancee got vanilla. I've never had spumoni before (other than the tri-colored stuff that came out of the kitchen of an itilain restaurant when i was a kid) and this stuff is GOOD. It's sort of ice cream, sort of italian ice, sort of ice cream again, sort of italian ice again. The chocolate had little chips of chocolate in it, and the vanilla had some sort of vanilla bean in it. They truly use quality ingredients in this stuff!
To sum it up, i wouldn't call this a "destination" pizza place, but would certainly stop by again when i'm passing through the area (and "the area" includes the Belt Parkway, which is a short distance away).
Also, on the way, i stopped at Pizza Master's in Bayonne. Nice, decent, slice. Great to have in the neighborhood, but nothing i would send others traveling for.
(Edited by thereuare at 12:38 am on Nov. 3, 2001)