Original Brooklyn Pizza II closes in North Babylon

Chef Maicol Chacon prepares an order in the Chef Maicol Chacon prepares an order in the kitchen at Original Brooklyn Pizza II. (Nov. 27, 2011) Photo Credit: Doug Young

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Original Brooklyn Pizza II in North Babylon has closed.

The unassuming pizzeria-trattoria, tucked away in a Deer Park Avenue strip mall, garnered a two-star rating in Newsday last December.

Venezuela-born chef-owner Maicol Chacon took  what looked like an ordinary Italian menu and, by dint of his culinary skill, elevated virtually every dish. His hyper-flavorsome pasta e fagiole and lush meat balls were just two cases in point.

Portions were huge; prices low — perhaps not the best formula for survival in today's  economic climate.

Above: Maicol Chacon cooking at Brooklyn Pizza II in North Babylon
 

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