Lucali

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575 Henry St (btwn Carroll St & 1st Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-4086
Pizza
Italian
2
9.40
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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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
Mon, 07/12/2010 - 08:25
Best pizza I've ever had plus there is a hot chef that looks like Jon Hamm.
JiaJia
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 19:55
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
Thu, 04/15/2010 - 16:27
The calzone is the best I've ever had. Hands down. Zero doubt. You must eat it. In abundance.
Aram
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 04:24
Lucali still serves some of the city's finest pizzas, and the dining room is a real beauty. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:02
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
Tue, 05/31/2011 - 16:15
Best pizza in the city.
Anna
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 20:57
Just fucking get all the pizza you can eat, stay forever, die fat and happy.
Matthew
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 18:06
ask for fresh garlic
Sonny
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 11:04
Bring a bottle of wine and a six-pack and eat some amazing pizza - carroll gardens FTW
alex
Sat, 03/21/2009 - 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 C.M.
Sun, 03/29/2009 - 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
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 07:15
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
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 05:53
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
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 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
Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:07
Be prepared to *wait* and think about what you want. Now promptly forget about what you want and get a pepperoni and hot pepper pizza. Heaven isn't even an accurate portrayal of what you'll feel.
Jack
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:33
This is one of the best pizza places you'll ever go. If you disagree than you admit to ordering Dominos at 3am you fucking stoner! With that being said doe: the wait is insane. Go on an off night.
Danny
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:28
You have to wait outside. Be patient. Pizza is good
Cynda
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:49
Apparently on Sunday nights you can have a casual run in with Jay Z and Beyonce here
Talia
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 06:16
Hands down best pizza in ny
Pooja
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 20:27
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