Last month, I hit up Fornino’s in Williamsburg with Seth. For a place that sits on a highly trafficked block on Bedford Avenue, the back garden is a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of hipster heaven.
This place rarely makes any “top 20″ lists and I hadn’t even heard of it until relatively recently. It’s weird to call it a hidden gem given it’s location, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pizza we had.
We got two pies — the Margherita DOC (tomatoes, buffalo , mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and parmesan cheese) and the 4 Formaggi (mozzarella, gorgonzola, fontina, ricotta).
It’s no shock that the most recent reviews on menupages are titled: Excellent, Legit, Good but could be great, Fantastic!!, and yumm-O. All are adequate descriptions of the pizza here.
They have a nice wood-fired pizza oven, friendly service, and while it’s a little less hip than, say, Motorino… I’m surprised the two places aren’t compared with one another more often.
Sometimes when I look at the low quality photos I take of pizza with my iPhone, I realize the few megapixles Apple gives me are not enough to recapture the beautiful pies that I eat. In this case, however, I think the photos can speak for themself.