Love and Dough

4.5
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Almost adjacent to the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, Love & Dough is a charming spot to experience specialties from one of Italy's greatest cooking regions- Campania. As the dough is made daily with imported Caputo flower from Napoli, one can easily fall in love with the thin-crust neapolitan pizzas made in the brick oven, along with homemade pastas and Mediterranean salads, all crafted with the freshest ingredients.
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vipCulinaryExpedition
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Cash only, and they didn’t tell us until the check came for a party of 7. Completely by lucky chance that I happened to have enough cash to cover the bill. I’m not sure what they expected us to do otherwise.

It’s 2020... cash only?

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NanP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Pizza is so floppy - not well cooked
So far from pizza la napoletana
Would not go back
Had salmon which took a while but tasted okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s!!!! The food was delicious and even though it was New Years and it was very busy, the had a great service and very friendly with everyone!!! Excellent

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Marian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fin de año

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vipBrooklynHeightsParent
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious And authentic pizza

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vipMMJ18
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local pizza place! Good for kids and families. Friendly staff!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good girl pizza is amazing!! Service is great!

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RelativeSmith
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was exemplary, the food was delicious, and cost was reasonable. I've been before and will go again, but next time will choose a quieter day. Between flea-market/Photoville crowds, the train on the bridge, and the people inside the restaurant, it was really, really loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pizza, nice open atmosphere. Was cash only and we didn’t see any signs that said this til it was time to pay but there was an ATM close by.

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AhmedI
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant only accepts cash. OpenTable's own entry indicates incorrectly that Love and Dough accepts multiple payment options (AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa). Please update this entry. Food and ambiance were good - service was not.

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vipShawnH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome place for Italian in the DUMBO area. Food was fantastic! Only recommendation for the business would be to consider an option for children. Definitely will be back!

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AllanN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had pizzas on the 4th of july, which is of course one of the busiest days in a restaurant. The food was good, the service acceptable (but busy).
Warning! This place won’t accept any credit cards, only cash. Why I don’t know, but I do know that I received several mails and texts prior to our visit. It would have been so easy to let us know in advance: “sorry but we don’t accept any cards”. In stead we had to find an ATM to be able to pay the check. But that never happened.

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GeorgeM
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not as advertised.
We went there because their website promised reasonable happy hour drinks and food. However, when we sat down we were told that the restaurant did not have any happy hour offering.
Also, since the restaurant is located under the Manhattan Bridge and their door was kept open, the noise from the subway constantly traveling over the bridge was deafening.

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AnastasiaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was surprisingly tasty and a large party was easily accommodated. It is a cash only place which is important to keep in mind. I'd definitely go back and try more things off the menu!

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Johnson
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff was helpful, attentive and friendly.

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Adriana
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food. Although it was mostly empty they sat us right up against the food counter.
Although the profile states AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa. Cash is preferred and they will make you go to the Chase bank up the street if you don't have cash or a service fee is charged.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have to eat quickly for new client ... Money before service...

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vipThomasH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places ever, just be prepared for the noise level. The food is fantastic , the service is good, location excellent, but man is it loud.

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Sami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love and Dough was fantastic! My boyfriend and I got a pizza to split and it was so amazing! Enough for two and so delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A lot of tourists

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vipJulieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Pizzas! Friendly service and a good value Cash only!

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Pss1234
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s cash only and we were not aware when we made the reservation on open table. Everything else was amazing

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Noelle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While we enjoyed our meal at Love & Dough, we were disappointed that a member of the staff asked us to leave right after we had started to wrap up our meal. My mom was using the restrooms when a staff member approached the table and asked how our meal was. He then proceeded to point out that there were people waiting to be seated and asked us to move along. This was disappointing, as I made a reservation for 5 people and we were looking to enjoy a laidback meal as a family for my sister's 16th birthday. We hadn't even been at the restaurant for an hour, so we rushed and awkward towards the end of the meal.

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operagirl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Don't list that you take credit card it you do not........ pasta and pizza mushy, service was MIA, and then that nice moment of having to borrow cash off of a friend at the end of the meal after waiting for the check for ages.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down! -

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Truffle pizza is incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing gluten free crust!

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vipOliver
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Low key neighborhood pizzeria serving great pizzas and salads. Cash only. Highly recommended.

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AdaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for a quick bite - pizza, salads and mains. Great for groups. We seated 10 no problem. Cash only.

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vipmnbnyc
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small but cosy place right under the Manhattan Bridge which serves excellent pizza and other Italian staples. Note, they are cash only, no credit cards despite what they say on the website. Nevertheless, it is great value for money. Pizza is really good.

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PatriciaF
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden Gem in Brooklyn. The Food was great typical italien the staff was very busy it was new years eve but xtremly friendly. We will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring cash!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was phenomenal. We made reservations for Sunday after church at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. The pizzas were great. Our favorite: love and dough (their signature) and Four Kings (especially if you’re a cheese lover.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible restaurant. Never go there. They don't know what customer service is.

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RickM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great gluten free fresh clam pizza! who could want more?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and decor despite being a small space. However big points lost for not accepting credit cards nor warning guests in advance - unacceptably for a modern, fairly trendy restaurant with the ubiquity of digital payment options.

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AlixL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience3

THIS PLACE IS CASH ONLY DESPITE WHAT IT SAYS. If you book for a large party they will try to get you to order family style. It is expensive but we enjoyed it and were satisfied. The second time we were here they really pushed the family style even though we said we would wanted to order ala carte.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gluten fee pizza was excellent !!!

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bourboninfused
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a great late lunch there with a few friends. Service was friendly, but the staff does seem to buzz around in a heightened state of urgency. We had the burrata with eggplant, the Love & Dough (white sauce) and another pizza that I can't remember the name of that had a decent kick to it, fresh ricotta, and maraschino cherries (the real kind) which was a surprisingly good flavor combination. A fun atmosphere near the Manhattan Bridge and the Sunday flea-market there.

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Theatergoer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food.
Attentive, friendly wait staff.
Clean, modern and bright surroundings.
Beautiful views of the Manhattan bridge and NYC skyline just steps away.

A great find for us, not being too familiar with the DUMBO area of Brooklyn.

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You can order delivery directly from Love and Dough using the Order Online button. Love and Dough also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Love and Dough is rated 4.5 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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