Juliana's Pizza

Row 1

Details
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-6700
Pizza
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

It can truly be tiring to explain the Grimaldi’s-Juliana’s thing, so the best tack anyone can really take when it comes to this deep-seated pizza saga is to just go to both places, preferably one after another on the same day, when there’s plenty of time to explain the New York pizza genealogy behind the two intertwined spots, and taste the history yourself. Following is the abbreviated version in one sentence: After learning from his uncle Pasquale (Patsy) Lancieri, who in turn had learned from Gennaro Lombardi, Patsy Grimaldi opened a place called Patsy’s in DUMBO in 1990, whose name he changed to Grimaldi’s before selling it to a customer who lost the lease to the original space, which he then reopened as Juliana’s (named for his mother, Maria ”Juliana” Lancieri Grimaldi) serving the same pizza he started the place with. Sigh… ignorance, bliss, and all that. These days, the lines may be longer at Grimaldi’s (ranked higher on this year’s list), but ironically, those looking for the authentic Grimaldi’s experience really should be hitting up Juliana’s where the crust has gained a reputation among some for being more crisp and airy with more complex flavor. — Arthur Bovino, 8/27/2014

Named one of the The Daily Meal's 101 Best Pizzas in America in 2014.

Foursquare Tips

  • Outstanding. And the smalls are hardly small: 16 inches. (A large is 18")
  • Great pizza. No need to wait in line at Grimaldis as this is the original. Also, hat tip for the Rick Ross playing during dinner.
  • The original Patsy Grimaldi is back running his old haunt, 20 years after selling his old pizzeria! If they stick to his exacting standards, this will be the best NY pizza you can get.
  • So much better than Grimaldi's next door. Not so busy on the weekdays. Delicious!
  • At the former Grimaldi's location made by the original Grimaldi himself before Grimaldi sold the Grimaldi name to the current Grimaldi's next door... Basically. Juliana's > Grimaldi's.
  • Amazing. Everything is good. This is the real Patsy's
  • Better than Grimaldi's! Owned by the same guy who opened up Grimaldi's. There's no wait & they take credit card.
  • OMG - best pizza hands down than anywhere I have ever been. The staff despite the crazy crowds are friendly, attentive and don't rush you out
  • Juliana's owner Patsy Grimaldi is back in his original spot under a new name after having sold his original pizzeria years back. Tourists don't know that, so eat great pizza here without the wait.
  • A must stop in Brooklyn for some good old coal fired pizza, cannolis and some history!
  • This is the original Grimaldi's place, best pizza in town!
  • They got to keep the original Grimaldi's oven. Excellent.
  • Check out the chalk board on the wall for the day's specials. Nice crisp crust on every pie!
  • A little bit of a wait, but they were very efficient. Pizzas are huge and amazingly delicious. We also got a Brookie, despite being full!
  • One of the best places for thin crust pizza in Brooklyn. Shorter wait than Grimaldi's. The no 1 special has great toppings. Can anyone go wrong with pancetta, mozzarella, scallions, and truffle oil?
  • Forget Grimaldi's. Seriously - pretend it doesn't exist (I'm talking to you touristy types!). Julianna's is the real deal. Wait as long as it takes.
  • do not go to grimaldis. this place is the pizza crown winner of the block
  • Pizza, of course!
  • The white pizza with ricotta is the best, but really can't go wrong with anything on there.
  • Regular large pepperoni and you won't go wrong. Say hi to Mr. Grimaldi--he's super nice.