Review: Brozinni PizzeriaAuthor: Smokin DB | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Greenwood, IN, Recommended: Independent
8810 S. Emerson
Greenwood, IN 46237
I have been trying to get WIBIA for months to come on down to the southside and have a slice at Brozinni. He hasn’t made it quite yet. I wanted him to review the place because he has eaten a ton more pizza in Indy than I have, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to declare this the BEST Pizza in Indianapolis! Think you have a better place? I doubt it. I know my sample size is relatively small, but I don’t think there could possibly be better New York-style pie in town.
Since I am from South Bend, the pizza that I grew up on was influenced by Chicago style; lots of big buttery crust and loads of toppings. Or the hybrid hand-tossed crust of the legendary Bruno’s. I didn’t’ become a fan of the thin crust New York style until just the past ten years or so when work obligations took me to NYC and I sampled the real stuff.
Brozinni isn’t just the real deal, it’s better than a lot of pizza that you will get in NYC thanks to the attention to detail.
What I had: A slice of the “Canal Street” which is sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, onion and green peppers. The menu doesn’t mention the eye of newt and fairy dust but I’m sure it’s on there because this pizza is magical. A huge slice of crispy thin crust just begging to be folded over and devoured. Yep, that’s a bite mission in the photo. I couldn’t control myself. More about that crust: under a think carpet of toppings it has wonderful flavor with just the right amount of tangy tomato sauce. No need to stuff the crust with cheese or smoother it in butter in order to make it edible. This is crust so good it won’t be sitting abandoned on the plate while you grab the next slice as is the case with most pizza.
A word about toppings. At Brozinni the vegetable toppings are all prepared in a small dice so that when they hit the pizza they seem to be more uniformly spread about the crust. Even the pepperoni and sausage are on the smaller bite-size. I like this. A lot. You’re going to get a blast of flavor from all of the elements of the pizza when you take a bite.
Would I Buy It Again? Everyday, all day.
Two “Canal Street” slices, a cheese slice and two drinks for less than $15.00 and my wife, daughter and I walked out stuffed. Truly excellent pizza and a great deal.
If you have a real hunger, I highly recommend the “Knuckles” appetizer. Essentially they take a small rope of that wonderful pizza dough, tie it into a knot, bake ‘em and then smoother them in garlic butter. What’s not to like? I do try to limit myself on these since the term “Heart Attack on a Plate” comes to mind with every bite.
A couple of things to consider: One, in general I think NY Style pizza doesn’t lend itself well to carry-out. To me the thin crust is really susceptible to moisture and gets soggy during travel. So I always eat in or better yet, hit Brozinni at lunch when I can order just a slice and get it hot and crispy.
Which leads me to my second point; this place is small. They do have a guy at lunch bussing tables like a mad-man and he is really cool, but you may have to wait a few minutes particularly at lunch for table. I do notice that Brozinni now has a location just two doors away from the eat-in joint that is carry-out only. So they must be doing a good carry-out trade.