Slice of the City: Downtown Pizza Lounge vs. Brooklyn NYC Pizza

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Heather Hoch
Downtown's got some serious competition going for the best pizza by the slice.
No downtown is complete without a pizza rivalry. Downtown Phoenix may be lacking some things but this it has -- and it's a juicy beef because Downtown Pizza Lounge and Brooklyn NYC Pizza are located within a stone's throw of one another. Who will win the taste test?

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Heather Hoch
Downtown Pizza Lounge put up a flavorful competitor.
In This Corner: Downtown Pizza Lounge

The Setup: The high-top seating area is meant to serve people flooding in before and after downtown sporting events. It's not a particularly comfortable place to hang out, but it is good for eating a slice on the go. The staff is friendly and talkative, especially if you catch them during downtime.

The Good: Crispy thin crust, gooey cheese, and lots of flavor -- what more could you want from a big $3 slice of pizza? We grabbed the garlicy Margherita and were impressed that DPL could handle more than just the usual cheese or pepperoni varieties. We're happy finally to have found a place in the heart of downtown with decent pizza by the slice . . . now if only it delivered.

The Bad: While meat lovers have an outrageously meat-covered option, the most veggies we saw on any one pie at DPL was on ours -- and that just had sliced tomato. Poor veggie lovers will just have to add on their own toppings to a plain cheese slice for an additional charge.

Location Info

Brooklyn NYC Pizza

201 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Majerle's Sports Grill

24 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Neither I only eat Chicago style pizza.

Tony Vasquez
Tony Vasquez

Brooklyn NYC Pizza.. not only cause of the food n service but because the owner is a hottie from NY with an authentic Italian accent and is awesome to talk to

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