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Vinnie's Pizza

Food: 4.424.42
Atmosphere: 4.164.16
Service: 4.844.84

(19 customer reviews. Leave your own!)

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148 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn   NY 11211
(718) 782-7078

Veg level:

Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)

Menu indicates vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)

Hours:

Open til midnight most nights, later on weekends.

Directions:

Between North 8th and North 9th.

Delivery notes:

Vinnie's Pizza delivers.

Notes:

They offer Teese Cheese for pizzas and rolls, and many other vegan specials, such as vegan pepperoni. They also carry Vegan Treats cakes.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on July 22, 2008.

User Reviews of Vinnie's Pizza

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 4.424.42
Atmosphere: 4.164.16
Service: 4.844.84
  • Review by vegyum on June 14, 2009:

  • My first day at Vinnie's, and I'm a really big fan. I had the garlic knots and BBQ chicken pizza (has a hint of taste from sauce in Mcdonald's burger- if you're looking for that kinda flavor) in it...was delicious. Indeed, the service is great on the phone and in person.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by dr mario dds on June 14, 2009:

  • This place is sooooo amazing. this girl loves this shop. where to start?! the bbq slice? the sausage roll? the "ham" wheels? the garlic knots? i think they know what they're doing here because they're trained in old school pizza and have applied that to soy products. The staff is extremely nice. Like scarily attentive, which is unheard of in pizza places, much less in most businesses. Not to mention the staff is dreamy. I'm talking to you beardy tie guy. now i feel like i'm being obsessive. just go and check it out!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by alf-redo on June 12, 2009:

  • I love vinnie's so much! The guys that work there are great, they use teese (and shreds it so it melts), they change up the slices, offer fake meats, and have the best garbage can ever. My fav slices so far are the breaded eggplant and the portabello with sundried tomatoes (neither are regular slices but should be!). Not as much of a fan of the bbq or the taco (I'm a purist) and the mac and cheese blows my mind. I regularly bike the 3 miles to get a couple of slices and feel it cancels out. They also have vegan treats donuts and whoopie pies.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by ryanxvxrage on April 18, 2009:

  • Friendly as hell.
    Delish as hell!
    Awesome Sausage roll.
    and Cool dudes.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by vegbklove on February 16, 2009:

  • ohmigodddd
    i love vinnies. their vegan mac attack? Hella good.
    Their bbq 'chicken' slices? Heaven.
    Their Tom Hanks trash can? Perfect.
    yayyyy vinnies!!!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by Abrakadabra on February 5, 2009:

  • I really liked this place. The pizza had the perfect ratio of Teese and sauce, tons of fresh basil and the crust was crispy and delish! I'm also liking the garlic knots. I strongly agree with prior reviews regarding the staff. They are genuinely nice and very attentive. We will definitely return.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by Melissa Bastian on January 28, 2009:

  • Vinnie's, which was apparently established in 1960, is one of the few old school pizza places in New York to realize that it's not very hard to make great New York style pizza while also providing some tasty vegan options. I've had hard-to-get vegan delicacies there such as bar-b-q "chicken" and Hawaiian pizza, and other bready things like "beef and cheese" rolls. I once had some crazy vegan slice there - I have no idea what they were even calling it - but it was covered with macaroni and "ham" and bbq sauce! I mean, who even thinks this stuff up? I've had items there topped and stuffed with both Teese and Follow Your Heart cheeses - the only complaint I might have about the food is that they do skimp on the cheese a bit.

    Walking by the place, which I've done at least 20 times and my fiance has done probably a hundred, we never realized that they had food for us. Ok, there's often a board outside with vegan specials written on it, but who reads those things? If we hadn't gotten the tipoff from Supervegan we never would have known about this little cubic zirconium in the rough.

    Apart from frequent vegan specials, their regular menu features four types of all-vegan pizzas as well as some add on items like garlic knots and rolls. At the bottom it states, "we encourage creativity with substitutions". Don't you kind of love these guys already?

    The atmosphere of the place is everything you'd want while devouring a slice of top-notch thin crust. Seating is booth style, mostly four-seaters with one absolutely freaking awesome two-seater nestled up front. (On a busy night, getting a seat can be a challenge, so be prepared to steal a few stairs on a stoop across the street.)

    The walls of Vinnie's are adorned with signed photos of famous people thanking Vinnie for providing them with such wonderful carbohydrates throughout the years, as well as a poster proclaiming all that Italian-Americans got accomplished in the 20th century. In that way it could pretty much be a movie setting - a good movie. One that you'd want to see a couple of times, and then get a copy of.

    The counter and kitchen staff are pretty much what you'd expect to find in this type of Bedford Avenue establishment (read: bike-riding Brooklyn hipsters), but in a good way. There's no pretension - they'll sing along with the radio to "it's raining men" and the dance re-mix of "total eclipse of the heart" with zero shame. And what's even better, unlike the situation at many hip NY spots, they're not too cool to do their jobs well. They'll get your order right, and smile as they hand it off to you.

    Ahh, Vinnie's - I think it's about time for another visit.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by juls on January 21, 2009:

  • I love this place! I usually get their vegan ham rolls and garlic knots which are all awesome. I'm actually not a huge fan of their vegan pizza because the toppings are just a little too crazy for me. The staff are always funny and friendly. Pair it up with a pumpkin moon pie from Vegan Treats and it's perfecto.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by KatieMolinaro on January 16, 2009:

  • I'm addicted to their garlic knots. Typically I order 6 with my meal and then order 6 more to take with me. (nothing like having a purse that smells like garlic) The guys who work there always seem like they're having a great time and they're very patient when I'm waffling between the chicken teriyaki pizza and the bbq chicken. Any time I'm in Williamsburg for music or comedy, I go to Vinnie's, but their pizza (and garlic knots!) warrant a trip on their own.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by champurrado on November 18, 2008:

  • They get an A for effort even if the pizza is more in the B- range. The BBQ chicken and Veggie pizzas were good. The avocado/black bean pizza was a bit strange and the sausage roll was inedible (I really wanted to like it, but it was just fake meat and fake cheese inside of dough--no sauce or anything--so it just ended up tasting, well, fake). Servers were really nice and they get an extra point for the Tom Hanks trash can! I also love that they're right next to Penny Licks.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by Olivia Lane on May 19, 2008:

  • I'm sorry it took us so long to get here. This is a really great pizza place. They combine two types of vegan cheese on their stuff--Mozzarella and American. Jessica and I loved the Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions pizza roll--super warm melty cheese, doughy goodness! We also had a Farmer's Daughter special vegetable slice and a Black Bean Taco slice. The cheese didn't really melt on the pizza slices, but it was used sparingly so it didn't really mater much anyway. (I'm not much of a vegan cheese enthusiast anyway; I could take it or leave it.) I especially enjoyed the old-school NYC pizza joint atmosphere, which was classic without being ironic--a rarity in Williamsburg. I'll be back soon!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by pushtyber on March 10, 2008:

  • I gave the atmosphere 5 stars because it's your traditional oldschool pizza place with additions of funny little art all over the place that the guys make, and it seems alot of them have a tendancy to sing along with the radio, but in more of a screwing around way than anything else.

    The food is great, the ham rolls are addictive, and their chicken parm heros are so good. Great if you don't have money for Viva or just want a more social scene.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by jessibot on November 13, 2007:

  • um, and did anyone mention that they now carry Vegan Treats donuts?

    great pizza, fun atmosphere (look carefully at the trash can and on the walls), and a staff that is very eager to offer more and more vegan options.

    love this place!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by al oof on August 11, 2007:

  • where i grew up, pizza was lunch, dinner, an afterschool snack, a fun event food for slumber parties, school functions, birthdays. we had pizza for an appetizer if we were at a restaurant. i liked to go to pizza mia, pizza and brew, crestwood pizza, happy days pizza, etc. going to a pizzeria and grabbing a slice is really important to my sense of normalcy. (the only reason i didn't have pizza for breakfast is because cold pizza is gross).

    vinnie's is great. my eso and i went there yesterday around 9:30. they had 3 kinds of vegan pizza by the slice and 2 (possibly 3) kinds of vegan rolls. rolls! we got a spinach roll and a vegan beef roll. then we got a slice of taco pizza. everything tasted great. we felt like totally normal people! so good. if only they delivered to my house.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by Red Lurcher on August 1, 2007:

  • Super efficient and friendly staff, and very loud-and-clearly vegan-friendly. It's really nice to just be able to walk into a pizzeria and order a slice or two with real toppings and vegan cheese!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 55
  • Review by Tiffany on July 27, 2007:

  • The taco pizza is AMAZING! My bf is a vegetarian who eats cheese pizza everyday, but the vegan pizza here has turned him into non-cheese pizza eater, yay! He works down the street and goes there almost every day for lunch. The staff is super friendly and helpful. It's really rad to be able to pick up a vegan slice in the neighborhood.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by megatofu on July 26, 2007:

  • Thanks, SuperVegan for turning me on to yet another great spot. I had the tomato basil vegan mozz pizza that was rally tasty. I supplemented it with the veggie pepperoni roll which my omnivorous partner fought me for. I'll be back over and over. The food is good and the staff is really nice.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by IsaChandra on July 25, 2007:

  • I gave the atmosphere 4 stars not because it's fancy but because it's a typical pizza place with pizza booths and I miss that. I loved the veggie pizza with basil, the sauce and crust are both yumpers. And yes, the staff is awesome.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by debya on July 23, 2007:

  • Not only is the pizza pretty good, the counter staff is super friendly.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55

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