Lucali

Row 1

Details
575 Henry St (btwn Carroll St & 1st Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-4086
Pizza, Italian
$ $
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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Foursquare Tips

  • Lucali still serves some of the city's finest pizzas, and the dining room is a real beauty. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Best pizza in the city.
  • Just fucking get all the pizza you can eat, stay forever, die fat and happy.
  • ask for fresh garlic
  • Best pizza I've ever had plus there is a hot chef that looks like Jon Hamm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • You have to wait outside. Be patient. Pizza is good
  • Apparently on Sunday nights you can have a casual run in with Jay Z and Beyonce here
  • Best pizza ever! Period.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The most amazing Brick Over Pizza in Brooklyn, maybe New York? And the owner, who makes the pies, isn't bad either. No reservations, but you can call ahead to put your name on list.
  • The calzone is the best I've ever had. Hands down. Zero doubt. You must eat it. In abundance.
  • Bring a bottle of wine and a six-pack and eat some amazing pizza - carroll gardens FTW
  • amazing pizza
  • Definitely get the hot peppers on your pie. They're real good. Put your name in at 5:30, hang out in the hood or BYOB and hang out till your table's ready. Order extra sauce and dip your crust in it.