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Superior Slices in Windsor Terrace? Enter 'The Sicilian'

A new pizza spot—yes, another one—will soon open its doors at 229 Prospect Park West.

Prospect Park West might be the most "Brooklyn" street in the borough. 

First, we reported that the construction underway at 222 PPW is in preparation for a larger Terrace Bagels, currently located next door. 

Now, we've learned that 229 PPW, formerly La Piazza Pizzeria, will soon turn into—drum roll, please—another pizzeria, this one called "The Sicilian."  

But according to owner Thomas Napoli, who also runs Enzo's Brickoven down the street, this isn't just "another" pizza spot. 

"Why does everyone keep saying that?" Napoli sighed when I asked him about the arrival of the latest pizzeria, which he says will open its doors in the next two weeks. 

"The neighborhood needs this. Where else could you get a good slice of pizza?" he asked. 

I mentioned Joe's Pizzeria down the block, but Napoli just chuckled. 

"I don’t like to insult anybody. I wish the guy well and everything, but its not just what we do," he said. 

So what, exactly, will The Sicilian do? Unlike Enzo's, the shop will serve pizzas by the slice, available in combinations that stretch the limits of the imagination (and the appetite), like salad pizza, taco pizza and baked potato pizza.

The menu will change each day, and the prices will be reasonable, said Napoli, who was born and raised in Bay Ridge but has roots in Sicily.

"People don’t realize that a Brooklyn pizzeria, if it’s run by the right people, is hands- down the best in the world," he said, adding that in Italy, pizza is considered a dinner-only meal, and that the conceit of "grabbing a slice" does not exist. 

And even it did, Napoli is certain the mind-bending combinations served at The Sicilian will be one of a kind. 

"It’s going to blow your mind. Seriously," he said. "You’re going to be dreaming about it." 

Ken January 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Tom and Guy, best of luck! If "the Sicilian" is only half as good as "Enzo's", you have a winner.
Marc January 17, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Do we know what is going in next door to The Sicilian? A Buildings Department permit in the window says that it is being changed from a retail use to a restaurant use.
Dave January 19, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Rumor was the former Krupa store was going to become a wine/cheese bar, but then I heard that a full-scale restaurant (with a garden) is going into that spot. I hear it will be by the same people who own Windsor Wines, so it'll be another locally-owned spot, which is great. Looking forward to "The Sicilian" too, though I would like to add that Joe's makes a great pizza (if you're looking for a "classic" pie), and the people there are very nice. I hope both places can thrive.
J.T Galla January 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM
I HOPE THEY WILL BE SERVING SIMPLE PLATE DINERS LIKE THE CHICKEN OR EGGPLANT PARM WITH A SMALL SIDE OF PASTA ,SALAD & BREAD FOR UNDER $10.HOT & COLD HEROES WOULD BE GREAT AS WELL AS THE STANDARD FAIR FOUND AT MOST PIZZA SHOPS. I DON'T EAT COMMON PIZZA ANYMORE . THAT'S HOW I MAINTAIN A 32 IN. WAIST & GOOD HEALTH. PIZZA CAN BE A NUTRITIOUS MEAL IF IT'S DONE RIGHT. I'M SURE IT'LL BE AN ASSET TO 9TH AV.
Lauren Ala Enzos February 15, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Looking for great pizza in Brooklyn? Look no further. As soon as you walk past, the holographic sign draws you in like a mosquito to a bug zapper, but you won't regret taking the bait. The interior can only be described as futuristic meets Italian chic but that's not the best part. Order up a slice and you'll be hooked! As you bite into that crispy, juicy crust, your taste buds will be electrified, your eyes will light up, and you'll be hit BAM! with the realization that this is what you've been missing in life. And that's just the regular slice. They serve up slices you've only dreamed of and their display has everything you can imagine to satisfy your hunger. These guys deliver in every sense of the word!
Chris Taccus February 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Sorry but the pizza sucks ...the other pizzeria was better

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