Domino's Brooklyn Style Pizza: What To Know Before Ordering

"Go big or go home" reads the Domino's website about its Brooklyn Style pizza, a pretty accurate description of this menu item. Typical to New York style pizza, Domino's Brooklyn Style pie features oversized slices that allow customers to fold their pizza and enjoy it like a true resident of the Big Apple. Only offered in two sizes, large and extra large, this classic pie is sure to be a crowd pleaser; but what is it exactly, and how does it differ from other pizza options on the Domino's menu?

The crust is the main element that makes Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza unique. The chain describes it as being perfect for "those who prefer a little less dough than what you find with our popular Hand Tossed pizza, but a little more than our Crunchy Thin Crust options." Domino's explains that its employees hand-stretch the dough to the right size and consistency for the perfect Brooklyn slice.

What's on the pizza?

The toppings that come on Domino's Brooklyn Style pizzas are as diverse as New York itself, but the big differentiator between this pie and other options on the menu is the crust, as mentioned above, not the toppings. On it's website, Domino's suggests starting with the classic tomato sauce and mozzarella options, but notes customers can build their pizzas however they please. You can even custom order any of Domino's specialty pizzas to be made with its Brooklyn Style crust. One advantage of the Brooklyn Style pizza is that it is cut into six large slices, which can accommodate extra toppings.

Serious Eats describes the chain's Brooklyn Style crust as "surprisingly thin, somewhat crisp ... and much lighter and airier" when compared to Domino's original pies. The outlet states that the Brooklyn Style pizza comes dusted with cornmeal on the bottom, giving it an extra crunchy element.

What does Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza taste like?

Naturally, the taste of Domino's Brooklyn style pizza is going to vary heavily depending on the toppings and sauce you put on it. The Brooklyn Style crust is thin and crunchy, but not quite as crispy as the chain's Crunchy Thin crust option. Unlike Domino's traditional Hand Tossed pizza crust, the Brooklyn Style isn't seasoned with garlic. Bacino's Pizza also states that the Brooklyn Style pizzas come with less cheese than the Hand Tossed option, though you can always request extra cheese to compensate.

Sauce options from Domino's include your classic tomato, honey bbq, and alfredo, among others, which you can decide if you'd like applied in light, normal, or extra amounts (via Domino's). Any of the chain's toppings are available (like Italian sausage, banana peppers, buffalo sauce, mushrooms, or feta cheese), though you can't go wrong with classic pepperoni.

What does the pizza cost?

According to Fast Food Menu Prices, a large Brooklyn Style pizza at Domino's will run you $9.99, while an extra large costs $11.99. The Domino's website describes the large as suitable for three to five people, and the extra large perfect for five to six. Breaking down the cost per serving, there's not a lot of deals out there that can beat it. Better yet, depending on your location, you may even be able to score a discount through the coupons section on the company website, which features both national and local promos. Split the pizza with friends, and it's basically the same price as the slices you'll spot on the streets of New York City. 

With prices like these, you'll also be pleased to know the Brooklyn Style pizza is not a temporary item. It's currently part of Domino's standard menu, and the pizza chain has given no indication that they're taking it away anytime soon, so you can count on this option to be around when that craving hits.

Is Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza nutritious?

According to the Domino's Nutrition Guide, an extra large Brooklyn Style pizza with marinara sauce and the standard amount of cheese has 2,490 calories, meaning each of the six slices has about 415 calories. The large size has 1,620 calories, or 270 per slice. Keep in mind these are pretty big slices, so from a nutrition standpoint, Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza isn't all that different from other options at the chain. (Domino's Thin Crust Veggie Pizza with light cheese has only 135 calories, if that is something you are concerned about.)

Because of it's thinner nature, Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza has less calories, sodium, carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sugar compared to the hand-tossed option. There are of course ways to make your pizza a little more nutritious, like asking for light cheese or sauce, or holding off on some of the heavier toppings like bacon or pepperoni. 

Ultimately, Domino's Brooklyn Style pizza is about as nutritious as you can expect your standard slice to be — as is the case with so much of this customizable pizza, it all comes down to the toppings.