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Daily Slice: Ciccio's Pizza, Gravesend, Brooklyn

October! National Pizza Month! This month we'll be bringing you Daily Slice, quick snapshots of slices and pies all of us at the Serious Eats empire have been enjoying lately. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] When I walked by Ciccio's Pizza in Gravesend, Brooklyn, last week there was a large group of men loitering outside, a couple of them sitting in chairs, the rest standing around, some smoking cigarettes, all of them shooting the breeze. This, I've found, is often a good sign. It means it's where the locals go, and if the locals like a place, you want to... More

Gravesend, Brooklyn: Ciccio's Pizza

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Words by Luke Weiss, Special to Slice | The first time I went to Ciccio's was about seven years ago. My father had told me about a place he had been to in the '80s that served only slices—no calzones, no heroes, nothing but slices. I took the F down to Avenue U hoping to discover this gem. I walked up and down Avenue U, marking each pizza place I passed. I couldn't find the joint he had mentioned, and, realizing I had to choose, settled on the diminutive storefront of Ciccio's Pizza for my lunch... More

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