The brooklyn pizza marathon continues. I have tried to go to Franny's several times in the past and every time the wait was 2 hours. This time again, the wait was 2 hours. We decided to wait it out since it was a Saturday night and we were in the middle of Fort Greene with no other immediate ideas in mind. We enjoyed a drink or two and where seating at least an hour and a half later, if not more. We were starving and expecting a lot out of this poor pizza. Pauverino.
It didn't live up to all the hype, nor the wait. I've heard so many good things about Franny's so I was really surprised. It wasn't bad, the pizza had a good texture, chewy and crispy. It's definitely the kind of pizza that I like but our waiter recommended a few pies and we were a bit disappointed by his recommendations. Two of our three pizzas were bianca's, which is always annoying when you don't expect it. It only ever makes sense to have one bianca just to break it up and have a slice or two of something different. The flavours were actually pretty intense, not in a good way. I prefer to keep the ingredients simple and pure, so that you taste them in a natural way. The anchovy pizza was so deconstructed that it just looked like a white cheese pizza, no anchovies to be seen and yet the flavour was so fishy and intense. It was strange. Our starters were great, a really nice refreshing salad and some fried olives stuffed with pancetta. Those were unique and delicious. The deserts were also solid.
Sadly the pizza just didn't live up to our expectation. I think it might be hard to top anything after Saraghina.
295 Flatbush Avenue