One of the big holes in my Brooklyn pizza knowledge is Saraghina in Bed-Stuy. I’ve been meaning to go there for years, and for no good reason I kept putting it off. Finally a few weeks ago I decided to go for lunch. I should have done more research before I made the trip — turns out that they don’t serve their pizzas at lunch. Instead I got the Vegetariano sandwich, and it was actually very good. The bread was chewy and crusty, with soft roasted eggplant, roasted tomatoes, and melted mozzarella to balance it all out. Even the side salad was quite good, bathed in an acidic vinaigrette. Although I’d rather have eaten a pizza, the sandwich was a pretty good replacement. It also means I’ll have to plan a return trip for dinner.
Also: I forgot to mention this last week, but I added a page so you can search restaurants on this blog by neighborhood — just click on the tab above!
Saraghina — 435 Halsey St