Finally. After more than a year, Ignazio's will be opening on Monday or Tuesday of next week, the Brooklyn Heights Blog reports. Though it's steps away from Grimaldi's, Ignazio's owner Louis Termini says he's not a rival—he wants to pick up the locals in the area who might otherwise avoid the long lines of tourists at the legendary pizzeria around the corner.
In the last few months, Termini has been hard at work — he installed a specialty pizza oven that is gas-operated, but heats the pizza as if it were a wood-burning oven. There will be the classic pizzas with fresh, locally made mozzarella, as well as more adventurous toppings like swiss chard, smoked eel, seaweed and seafood.
According to Brooklyn Heights Blog, Grimaldi's manager John Boyle says, "We have no competition—there’s room for everybody."
Aw, it's a regular lovefest down there under the Brooklyn Bridge.
4 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (under the Brooklyn Bridge; map)