Friday, January 29, 2010

Francesco's: A Child Friendly Pizzeria in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Sometimes, I just want a slice of pizza. I want to keep lunch simple. I don't need an elaborate sandwich or wrap (nor can I afford these things) just a good old slice. However, I have yet to find a child-friendly pizzeria. Most pizzerias in New York City that I have come across are not equipped with high chairs or booster seats.

When I entered Francesco's Pizzeria, one of the first things I saw was a stack of high chairs.

Francesco's Pizzeria, located in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, is the child-friendly pizzeria I have been waiting for. Unfortunately, I did not have my son with me at lunch time today, I was working, so he didn't come with me to Francesco's this time. Too bad, because he loves pizza! But I had a hankering for a slice, so I went to Francesco's to satisfy my craving.

The slice was magnificent. It was white pizza, no tomato sauce, just mozzarella and ricotta cheeses combined on pizza dough. It was divine.

But wait, it gets better. I went to use the restroom. I wasn't sure what I was in for (you never know with New York City public bathrooms) but it was one of the cleanest public restrooms I had ever seen. I didn't have a chance to take a picture of the bathroom, but here are some shots from the restaurant:

I had an opportunity to speak with one of the owners, Anthony. I told him how impressed I was by his restaurant, the bathroom, the high chairs and most importantly the food. He thanked me and told me to contact wife (co-owner of Francesco's ) via email to let her know as well. I asked him if he considered his restaurant child friendly? He said:

"Well, there are always a bunch of strollers and carriages lined up at the door, so yes!"

They even have organic juices for kids!

If you're in the Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn area, check out Francesco's for a classic New York slice! For more information on Francesco's click here.


  1. Can't wait for the follow up post where you child-test it!

    A side note- Honest Kids is sadly a "juice drink", not actually juice. It may be organic cane sugar, but it is still unnecessarily added sugar.

  2. Oh wow! Good to know about "Honest Kids." Thanks for the heads up!

    Yes! I am really looking forward to bringing Ari here, as he loves Pizza. Keep checking back for the follow up visit to Francesco's with child!


What do you think? Feel free to agree or disagree, but hateful comments will be deleted.