Pizzeria Mazzie (MAH-ZEE) is a New York Style Pizzeria with roots in Brooklyn, New York. The owners, Jon and Lena, both have restaurant backgrounds and built the pizzeria based on classic New York pizzeria atmosphere.
Jon is a native New Yorker and worked in various restaurants from pizza to fine dining, until an opportunity to work at Nike ignited a career as a footwear business executive based in Asia. The extensive travel and corporate life eventually led him to return to his passion and to focus on baking and natural fermentation. He comes full circle to becoming Chef/Partner in Pizzeria Mazzie with a craftsmanship focus on the dough. Lena grew up in a restaurant family as owner/operators of authentic Northern Thai and Chinese/Thai restaurants, in Macau. She is a registered Chinese M.D. having completed University in Macau and a residency at the prestigious Confucius Temple Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Nanjing, China. Lena runs the front of the house and gets to know everyone who visits. She is a managing partner and well known to the regulars of the Pizzeria.
The idea to open a classy, comfortable and friendly Pizzeria with fresh American comfort food was born from Jon's life-long passion for baking and cooking, as well as their desire to create an authentic yet original New York style casual pizzeria experience in a style of pizza that is all their own.
The dough is made using traditional sourdough bread making techniques not commonly found in modern baking, especially for the humble pizza. Naturally leavened dough develops unique and distinct flavors and texture. No dried yeasts or additives are used, only 3 natural and simple ingredients (and lots of patience) goes into the dough.
Only the best and freshest ingredients are used for topping the light and airy dough. Mazzie buys fresh, local vegetables using organic and sustainable farming methods from small farms in Thailand whenever possible.
The history of pizza in New York and the traditions of local, casual pizzeria's that make up many of Brooklyn's greatest neighborhoods are what inspires Pizzeria Mazzie. Traditional techniques with a focus on the dough invites a creative take on pizza within a modern pizzeria atmosphere.
We welcome you to come eat with us, try an interesting natural wine, a unique craft beer, or a cocktail and enjoy a deliciously fresh take on what pizza should be, delicious!