Another pizza place is coming to North Brooklyn! Fini Pizza will open soon on 305 Bedford Avenue, Eater reports.
Fini Pizza is a new operation from Sean Feeney, who, through the hospitality group Grovehouse, owns the much-acclaimed Lilia alongside chef Missy Robbins. However, Eater points out that Fini Pizza’s liquor license is filed under a different LLC than Grovehouse, indicating that this could be a standalone operation from Feeney.
Not many details are known, but Fini Pizza maintains a semi-active Instagram account in the meantime.
Did Williamsburg need another pizza place? Probably not. Did Williamsburg need a pizza place brought to us by someone who used to work at Goldman Sachs and told Donald Trump during a COVID restaurant industry roundtable that he viewed Trump “as one of us”?
Like the great Aretha Franklin when asked to comment on Nicki Minaj: “I’m gonna pass on that one.”
To his credit, Feeney also has done a lot of work to advocate for the restaurant industry during the height of the pandemic through the organization ROAR ROAR (Restaurants Organizing Advocating & Rebuilding). Plus, Ina Garten likes a lot of his Instagram posts, so what do I know?
While I’m out here burning bridges, I’d like to get something off my chest. Lilia is good! Great, even! But is it….slightly overrated? I love their starters and the Italian Job dessert is truly one of the best I’ve ever had! But when it comes to pasta, is the short rib ravioli from Naked Dog better than Lilia’s famous pink peppercorn malfadini? Maybe!