As I've previously mentioned in this blog, I love pizza. And even though I already had pizza twice within the past week, when a friend mentioned getting pizza at Brooklyn South, I was all over it.
We entered Brooklyn South, and I was a little surprised by the interior, a big stone fireplace in the middle of the room which was flanked by large wood supports. It didn't quite feel very New York like to me. (I later learned out that the interior design was left-over from a Colorado themed sandwich shop.) The photos on the walls, however, pay homage to New York City, and the staff all had T-shirts that featured NY subway lines.
We approached the cashier, and we ordered our pizza and drinks. About 10 minutes after we got to our booth, our pizza arrived hot out of the oven. The pizza was VERY greasy, so I mopped it up with some napkins. Then I took a bite. The slices were standard New York style slices, and were so wide that the slice needed to be folded length wise. The crust was firm and crispy, even in the middle (which surprised me considering the amount of grease). However the toppings seemed a little lacking to me, the cheese and sauce were thinly applied, and the pepperoni was ok, not great. I'd give the flavor an average rating, it wasn't bad, but it didn't grab my attention either.
However, the staff here were very good. They were friendly, refilled my drink several times, and handled all requests quickly and efficiently. Though the pizza didn't do it for me, I was intrigued by the pasta entrees listed on the menu. I'll definitely be back to try those.
Price: $ (One person can easily get out of here for less than $10)
Conclusion: I wasn't overwhelmed by the pizza or the feel of the restaurant. It just seemed like a standard pizza place to me. However, if I was from New York, I might feel different. So, if you're from New York, and are craving a slice of home, this is probably the place for you.
Brooklyn South Pizzeria
19400 Jetton Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031