The small Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn is characterized by cobblestone streets, brick buildings, and converted warehouses. It’s also the location for the famous Brooklyn Bridge photo spot with the bridge in between two buildings.
This charming little neighborhood is a popular place for tourists to visit, and locals love living here and enjoying the restaurants.
There’s plenty of delicious restaurants to eat at in Brooklyn, but sometimes all you’re in the mood for is that perfect piece of pizza. If you can’t get the thought of a melty pizza out of your mind, check out the best pizza in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge on Water Street is the popular pizza joint, Juliana’s. Juliana’s is a great spot to enjoy a pizza with friends inside a food hall with concrete floors and exposed brick walls. The tables are long, allowing you to sit with many friends at once or near strangers who may become friends.
The pizza at Juliana’s comes in three sizes: medium, large, or personal pan. If you’ve never experienced their pies before, two personal pans are a great way to sample more than one recipe.
I had to try their white pie, with garlic and cheese, as well as their margarita pie. If you want to try a specialty pie, number six is excellent. It’s chicken, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, white cheddar, and guacamole.
Front Street Pizza
80 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Front Street Pizza is perfect if you’re looking for a pizza spot that’s seconds from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan viewing spot. It’s a popular takeout spot in Dumbo, and you’ll know you’re in the right place when you see a ceramic chef statue outside. There are a handful of tables inside you can sit at after you order your pie at the counter.
I love that at Front Street Pizza; you can order a whole pie or pizza by the slice. They have classic recipes, plenty of specialty pies, and even a selection of what they call grandma’s pizzas.
Not all of their recipes can be ordered by the slice, but a good amount can. My friend and I decided to split their penne ala vodka pie. It’s a classic cheese pie but with vodka sauce instead of classic tomato. You can’t forget the garlic bread!
1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
You’ll find Grimaldi’s Pizzeria five minutes from the scenic New York Skyline Lookout. I usually avoid chain restaurants while in a new city, but Grimaldi’s does have some of the best pizza in Dumbo.
The tables have a red and white checkerboard pattern, and the atmosphere is very casual, making it an excellent spot for pizza.
They have plenty of Italian menu items like antipasti, salads, and main dishes, but the pizza is the star of the show here. All their pizzas are cooked in a coal, wood-fired oven. While in Brooklyn, you have to try their Brooklyn Bridge pie. It’s oven-roasted red peppers, ricotta cheese, spicy Italian sausage on top of their traditional pizza sauce.
4 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directly under the Brooklyn Bridge on Water Street is Ignazio’s. The restaurant has a simple decor, but the food is out of this world.
Ignazio’s is a popular spot for Dumbo and Brooklyn locals, but they see a lot of tourists due to tie’s location to the Brooklyn Bridge. The walls have beautiful tile, and there’s a small bar with seating if you prefer that to a table.
Ignazio’s is known for its thin-crust pies. While you can’t go wrong with any of their classic pies, like cheese or pepperoni, their specialty pies are worth looking into. Their bacon, avocado, and tomato pie are popular, but their white clam pizza was the most interesting sounding. While I wasn’t sure about clams on a pizza, it was one of the best I’ve had.
55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cecconi’s is on Water Street, right next to a restored 1922 carousel. It’s an upscale pizza and Italian joint.
The restaurant is beautiful with black and white tiles, blue leather seating, and perfect lighting. If you manage to make it to Cecconi’s, you need to try and sit on their patio. It has stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and skyline.
You’ll find dishes with ingredients imported from Italy, and that includes their pizzas. They cook all their pies in a wood-fired oven, giving them the perfect flavor. They’re known for specialty pies rather than classic recipes. I couldn’t help myself and had to try their black truffle, squash blossom, and goat cheese pie. It sounded like an odd combination, but it was fabulous.
214 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dellarocco’s is only a ten-minute walk from the Pier Four beach. This pizzeria has a minimalist-style decor, but the food is anything but simple.
The walls are white, and wood tables flood the building with nothing but food and drinks crowding them. Dellarocco’s proves that you don’t need fancy decorations to be a popular restaurant.
This pizza restaurant serves thin-crust pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. They also have a handful of other dishes and appetizers if you want something else in addition to your pie. Their marinated olives are the perfect starter, but the pie I went with was delicious. It’s their meatball pizza with homemade meatballs.
298 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sottocasa is the perfect neighborhood pizzeria on Atlantic Avenue. When you arrive, you’ll have to go down a few stairs to get to the front door.
The outside is unassuming, but when you walk in, you’re greeted by the tasty smell of pizza and dim lighting. It’s a welcoming spot that’s perfect for eating after a long day.
They have a variety of different appetizers you can munch on while your pizza is cooking. Their tagliere is a variety of Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats served with Focaccia which was delicious. For my pizza, I went with their fresca pie. The ingredients include cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, and arugula.
145 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
You’ll find Luzzo’s BK on the famous Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. It’s minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge and along a strip of well-known bars and restaurants.
This modern Dumbo restaurant features a large wood-fired oven where most of their dishes are prepared. The inside is narrow, but they also offer outdoor seating.
They offer 18 different pizza recipes. All of them sound fantastic. All of their pizzas are made with mozzarella from Italy and topped with basil. The piccante pizza came highly recommended. It’s made with mozzarella, tomato sauce, ham, and spicy cherry tomatoes. If you love wine with your pizza, you need to check out their Italian wine list.
81 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Westville Dumbo is less than a five-minute walk from Main Street Park. It’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists because they serve classic American cuisine, including pizza.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly, with white brick walls and a light floor. They focus on healthy alternatives, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor.
Unlike some of the other places in Dumbo where you can find great pizza, you won’t find numerous specialty recipes on the menu. That being said, that doesn’t mean the classic recipes aren’t fantastic here. You can’t go wrong with their traditional cheese or pepperoni pizza. If you want a fresh side dish, their seasonal veggies are a great choice.
111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
AlMar is near the Dumbo Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan viewing point on Front Street. This is a classic Italian eatery that’s known for only accepting cash payments.
The restaurant is beautiful, with natural wood picnic benches for tables, concrete flooring, and a chalkboard with daily specials written on it. It’s a casual restaurant where you can come as you are.
Chefs at AlMar focus on creating modern takes on classic Italian cuisine, including pizza. They do their best to use only locally sourced ingredients and ingredients imported directly from Italy. They serve classic pizza recipes, but their menu is regularly changing based on the availability of fresh ingredients. The ricotta crostini is fantastic if you need an appetizer before your pizza.