Love and Dough

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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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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AI
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

SH
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

AN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was helpful, attentive and friendly.

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

TH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A lot of tourists

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

o
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

MC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Truffle pizza is incredible!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing gluten free crust!

O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

m
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

PF
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bring cash!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

RM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

AL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Gluten fee pizza was excellent !!!

b
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t come here if you have celiac, because you will get sick.

NO
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place! Its just so authentic from the decor to the food. Meatballs amazing and who can say "no" to Nutella pizza? My second time back while visiting DUMNO (and the views to the city near the restaurant are amazing). Two issues - they only take cash and don't advertise that very well and my daughter got a SMALL bowl of buttered noodles and it was $16! I pushed back and they cut a whopping $1 off the tab. I would still go back but be forewarned!

JA
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good pizza. It says on their opentable listing that they take credit cards but when you get there they only take cash. A real pain and then you have to go next door to a smoke shop to get money out of the atm that charges exhorbitant fees.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was abrupt and pretty demanding about us ordering quickly, when we had a large group and wanted to spend time catching up. Also, it was cash only which we didn’t realize until we got there - could be better advertised beyond the small print on menu. Good enough food, but not a great dining experience.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The owner or manager of the place, or at least who appeared to be, had the most unpleasant demeanor throughout the whole time we were there. If you are in the service business, then take into consideration the need to be friendly to your customers. On the good side, the staff did a good job waiting on us, were attentive to our needs and with a good disposition.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was absolutely delicious, and the staff was incredibly friendly! We will definitely return.

H
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food but really slow service! They didn’t even know we had a res.

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