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Although four pizzas are consistently on offer, Margarita, Sicilian, Artichoke, and Crab, Ahmed touted the restaurant’s namesake above all others, hinting that he named it as such for a very good reason. For a New York slice, Ahmed’s effort is well above average.
The sauce was that coveted combination of sweet and savory, and no shaker cheese was needed: in addition to the four cheeses on this slice, it’s generously speckled with a parmesan that nicely melted into the rest of the topping. As a welcome departure from New York pizzerias throwing a slice in for a minute or two, the temperature was served just right. In addition to the oil that forms from the cheese itself, hints of olive oil and fresh basil were also detected.
Another welcome change to the usual inconsistent crusts of Greenpoint, this pizza’s base was not overly doughy, but not like eating a glorified cracker, either.
Best Margarita’s other offerings include a variety of soups, a few meat sandwiches, and desserts such as traditional Italian zeppoles and not-so-traditional fried Oreos. Ahmed’s latest addition to the menu is a mango blaster, which tastes like a mango lassi with a bit more oomph. For those who need not worry about their lactose intake, it goes eerily well with the artichoke slice.
Due to being a small space with just a window side counter for hanging around, Best Margarita thrives on its free delivery (it recently maxed out on a bitter Saturday night). There’s little else more perfect than a piping hot, hearty pizza delivered straight to your door on a cold New York night, especially one made with such care as Best Margarita’s.
Best Margarita Pizza is located at 172 Norman Ave. Hour: Everday, 11am–11pm. Cash only. (718) 389 1600.