Pizza night was created for folks who were too lazy or broke to have a decent home-cooked or fine dining meal. In our case, it was both. It was quite the coincidence as well, having spotted the faded, nearly transparent signage of Brooklyn Pizza along Tomas Morato. Years ago it was a sprawling hole for dine-in families, but circa 2012, it's become the parking spot for nearby Little Asia or Amici.
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However, the pizza's still the same: cheap, chewy and gleaming with its cheesy parade. The White Cheese Pizza will forever stand in competition with any Quattro Formaggio other joints will have to offer, and with a crust that folds neatly into rolls and never toughens up, it can kick Dear Darla in the front anytime. Now if only they offered salad.
The Deluxe Pizza is the consolation for the meat eaters but in every way, deserves its ultimate sounding name.
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The Creamy Pesto with Chicken Parmigiana gives off that comfort food vibe complete with its breaded chicken slices that complement the creamy taste. Do not make the mistake of ordering the Pesto alone, on account of a no-cream diet or lower price, or suffer the throaty pains of one salty dish. The Tomato and Garlic Pasta follows the same cooking pattern as the plain pesto - grossly salty and devoid of any other Italian flavor. Better judgment led us to mix the Tomato and Garlic Pasta with the Creamy Chicken Pesto resulting to a mildly flavored and lightly creamed up version of Brooklyn Pizza's Pesto. So far, so good.
Pesto and pizza parade. Guess being broke pays off at times.