Leo
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Leo

Brooklyn
Pizza Place
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Available for Reservations

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New York
Sep 28

The 21 Best Pizza Restaurants in Brooklyn

Two-year-old neighborhood Neapolitan pizzeria Leo––a project by chefs Joe Scalabrino, Michael Fadem, and co-owner Gavin Compton––continues to earn praise for its natural leavened, organic pizza pies, with hits like their classic margherita, and white clam pie with cream, garlic, chili. Here, the team ferments their sourdough––which is made from American flour (some from New York state) with a bit of semolina––for 24 hours before shaping it and firing it for three minutes. And pairing all that natural pizza with some natural wine is highly recommended.

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New York
Jul 26

Restaurants Are Upping Their Soft Serve Ice Cream Game in NYC

This hip sourdough pizza and natural wine joint is a perfect, laid-back neighborhood spot. After indulging in naturally fermented pies, natural wines by the glass or bottle, and sides like meatballs and fresh salads, be sure to add on the soft serve. Leo’s flavors rotate regularly so you never know what you’re going to get, but many of them veer toward fresh and fruity flavors like melon sorbet, grapefruit brulee, and a PB&J-inspired twist of concord grape sorbet and caramel ice cream.

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New York
Jan 12

Where to Buy and Drink Natural Wine in NYC

Leo, launched by the same team behind Bushwick favorite Ops, offers perfect-with-wine fare, like Neapolitan pies, paninis, square slices, and more. The natural wine list is overseen by Sierra Echegaray—an alum of The Four Horsemen. Featured producers include winemakers like Quinta do Paço, a small family farm near Lisbon where the influence of the sea, clay-limestone soils, and local grape varieties combine; Vinyes Singulares in Catalonia, which has been a continuously harvested property since the 15th century; and Puglian winemaker Natalino del Prete whose organic vineyards produce unpretentious, everyday wines.

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