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Call it a slice of life.
Just like the post-pandemic city, dough is rising across the five boroughs with hot new pizzerias opening their ovens and their doors.
Some familiar icons are expanding, while other renowned chefs are tossing pizza for the first time.
There’s even pizza worth traveling for, with a fresh, must-try pie joint debuting smack dab in the middle of Governors Island.
Here’s where to spend your dough this summer.
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
This one’s a dough brainer. Mark Iacono — owner of beloved cash-only Carroll Gardens topping shop Lucali — is bringing another pizza haven to the neighborhood.
Dubbed Baby Luc’s, this is “pizzeria with a Mark twist,” management told The Post. It will start simple by rotating a selection of four Sicilian pies — a classic margherita, pepperoni, broccoli rabe and garlic, along with staff-recommended sausage and peppers — but with plans to expand its proprietary pie offerings following this weekend’s grand opening.
Collaborating with fellow restaurateur Cobi Levy, Baby Luc’s will also feature zesty drinks like a Rosaluna mezcal negroni and Italian sodas for guests to sip inside, or even better, at the pizzeria’s outdoor garden. This one shouldn’t be a toss up.
387 Court St., Carroll Gardens; BabyLucs.com
Emmett’s On Grove
It takes guts to open a deep-dish pizzeria in the heart of Manhattan, but that’s just what Chicago-born Emmett Burke did back in 2013. Sure enough, New Yorkers loved his Midwestern pies.
Now, next month, Burke will bring another classic from the Windy City to his new West Village restaurant located at 39 Grove St. — thin-crust, “party cut” pizza.
His new location, called Emmett’s On Grove, will focus on round, tavern-style pies ($20), which are cut into bite-size squares, while also introducing baby back ribs ($32), another Chi-town staple, as way of bringing the “spirit” of an intimate hangout bar to a larger location, he said.
After two years of preparation, Burke is confident that locals will take to his unique perspective on pizza.
“New Yorkers have taste and know a good thing when they see it,” Burke said.
50 MacDougal St.; 917-639-3571, EmmettsNYC.com
Lower East Side
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