Campo de' Fiori has stirred little online buzz since opening last summer, yet it's managed to build a strong following among Park Slopers. The draw, Bob Martinez says, is excellent Roman-style pizza, a relative rarity in New York, "made in Brooklyn by actual Italians, not hipster bakers."
Expect rectangular pies (or slices, during the day) with a crisp crust and above-average toppings like the complex, slightly peppery sauce on the margherita (San Marzano tomato, mozzarella, basil, arugula). The funghi e salsiccia (mushrooms, Italian sausage, fior di latte, pecorino, peppers) is rich and satisfying, Deb Van D reports. Bob also likes the pie with bacon, caramelized onion, and shredded potato.
Besides pizza, there are salads, starters (Deb endorses the chicken liver crostini), and a handful of pastas. "I’ll bet you could build a very satisfying meal by mixing and matching," Bob suggests. "This place strikes just the right note," he adds, with its eager-to-please servers and comfortably minimalist décor. It might not be worth a long trip from outside the neighborhood, he says, but "I'm very glad it's near me."
Campo de' Fiori [Park Slope]
187 Fifth Avenue (at Berkeley Place), Brooklyn