Lucali

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101 Best Pizzas in America
Best Pizzas in New York
575 Henry St (btwn Carroll St & 1st Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-4086
Pizza
Italian
2
9.50
Hours: 
Mon, Wed–Sun: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM

A pinch of Di Fara’s Dom DeMarco, a dash of the murals of Gino’s of Long Beach (No.), stretch the un-sauced classic Coney Island Totonno's (No. )crust a bit wider, add a few intangibles, and you’re close to the pizza experience Mark Iacono has made famous at his Carroll Gardens pizzeria Lucali since opening in 2006. There’s that classic New York thin-crust style and justified whispers about old-school execution praised at New York’s storied and beloved institutions. Eating pizza in Lucali’s warm, softly lit environs, you wonder how Iacono seems to have magically inherited Gennaro Lombardi’s pizza primogeniture. Iacono, who survived a stabbing in 2011 that left him with no feeling in about 50 percent of his body, hasn’t slowed, drawing crowds and fans at the original Brooklyn spot, and he’s receiving similar accolades at his Miami location.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

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Lucali still serves some of the city's finest pizzas, and the dining room is a real beauty. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 07:02
With a strict diet of pizza and calzones, they specialize in Brooklyn-style pizza, cooked in a brick-oven with thin, crispy crust topped with fresh mozzarella, basil and sausage. Slices are prohibited
Metromix
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 08:25
Best pizza I've ever had plus there is a hot chef that looks like Jon Hamm.
JiaJia
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 19:55
The calzone is the best I've ever had. Hands down. Zero doubt. You must eat it. In abundance.
Aram
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 04:24
some of the best brick oven pies in the five boroughs. put your name in early and then go somewhere for a drink; they'll call your table is ready. oh, and it's BYO and they only serve pies and calzone
jake
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 16:15
Everyone says this is the best pizza in NYC. I disagree. It's fresh, but not worth $24. Go to Enoteca instead and get the mushroom pizza with truffle oil. A few blocks away on Court & Union.
J
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 16:27
Best pizza in the city.
Anna
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 20:57
ask for fresh garlic
Sonny
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:04
1) This is some of the best pizza in the city. 2) Jay-Z and Beyonce drop in regularly. 3) There is no need for 3.
OMGICU
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05:53
Bring a bottle of wine and a six-pack and eat some amazing pizza - carroll gardens FTW
alex
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 13:42
Impress out of town guests without breaking the bank. Bring two bottles of wine. Get 1 pizza and 1 calzone to split.
Lisa
Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 13:52
If you're not in line before it opens, good luck. Best then to wait till later (9, 9:30p), when dinner rush is over. Do not sleep on the calzone. Even if you're not a calzone person. It's excellent!
Adam
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 07:15
Just fucking get all the pizza you can eat, stay forever, die fat and happy.
Matthew
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 18:06
Get here early. Even then, there's a crowd waiting to get in. Or just wait till the dinnertime rush thins out a bit. You should order a calzone here, too. It's every bit as good as the pizza.
Slice Pizza Blog
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 12:44
So worth the wait. Honestly might be the best pizza I've ever had. BYO and cash only. There's a bodega on the corner to pick up some single beers.
Tracey
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 03:07
You have to wait outside. Be patient. Pizza is good
Cynda
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 14:49
Apparently on Sunday nights you can have a casual run in with Jay Z and Beyonce here
Talia
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 06:16
Hands down best pizza in ny
Pooja
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 20:27
Best pizza ever! Period.
Anthony
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 14:47
worth the wait! best pizza in NY! If you're in walking distance you can call ahead and put your name down and they'll call you when your table is almost ready!
Abby
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:12
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