575 Henry Street, New York, NY | Directions 1123140.681779 -74.000215
Wed-Mon 6-10 pm
Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens
Conceived originally as a tribute the legendary New York pizzeria Di Fara, Lucali has become something of a legend in its own right, the subject of adoring articles and requiring its own endless wait to get into. Most New Yorkers seem to feel it's well worth it, though.
best of all – yes, there is always a line. Of course, because it is the most delicious, yummy pizza! You don't feel the cheese' you don't feel the sauce, and other ingredients you preferred; you just feel the havenly taste. Even when you're aeting it, your mouth will be drooling. And the place... Wow... As if you're in a small, cozy town in Italy... Most romantic, authentic place.
Great – Outstanding service, great food and very authentic atmosphere! Almost like being in Naples. Highly recommend for those seeking "real" pizza!
Hands down Best Pizza Around – From service to scenery to the pizza and calzone theres no need to go anywhere else. It gets better and better everytime we eat there and the scenery reminds you of a pizzeria in a small town in italy. The fact that its hard to park wont even bother you because you know your minutes away from eating the best pizza in town......
Stunning addition to the NY pizza scene! – These guys know how to make a crust! Light, airy, puffy, and incredibly tasty.
Perfect texture, not too filling . . . a pizza is just right for sharing (with ONE
person . . . they're not huge). The toppings are all top-quality . . . not a huge
list to choose from, but every one very tasty. But the crust! Coming out of that
brick oven, covered with charcoal, black puffy spots . . . YUM !!!
A nice place no matter how good the pizza! – Preface:
I tend to dislike "gourmet" pizza joints. I get tired of pizza places (and burger joints too) that have some great chef that wants to do things in a fancy manner - these are blue-collar foods and are best when they remain as such. That doesn't mean I can't appreciate fresh ingredients because, after all, Lombardi's does it that way too and are closer to the purist slice that I seek.
That being said, despite the crust that's a bit too crispy for my tastes (not to say that it's bad; it's just preference) and not enough sauce, and the unforgivable (for a place like this) dough bubbles, everyone was quite nice. The interior of the place is simple, rustic, and the kind of environment I'd love to have if I had a similar restaurant. The people there were nice, too, and didn't act like they were doing you a favor, unlike that place in the East Village around 11th-12th Street by 1st Ave - customer service goes a long way.
Overall, judging by the quality, experience, and other people's preference for fancy pizzas, I think NYers will be pleased with this place.
The most Amazing pizza – I'm so glad this place opened up! The restaurant doesn't have a menu and serves only 2 dishes, pizza and calzones. The pizza is amazing - thin crusted airy dough, the freshest tomato sauce, and other ingrediants that you choose. Service is really nice, the waitresses and chef honestly want to know if you're enjoying your food. They are also willing to give you a call when your table is ready when there is a long wait. I hope success doesn't change the really great things about this place!
Best Pizza in New York - Will Not Be Disappointed – Best Pizza in New York -- worth the trip to Brooklyn! Service is great, atmosphere is outstanding, but above all else the pizza is amazing. Simple menu to choose from, pizza or calzone. All they need to add is a desert. On the plus side is the BYOB option. You will not be disappointed!
A Brooklyn tradition is born in this charming Carroll Gardens pizzeria. – Perennially packed, the open dining room looks onto the back "kitchen," a table reverentially lit with candles, where Chef Mark Iacono preps his pies and then pops them into the wood-burning oven. Iacono's charred crust approaches cracker-like consistency with air bubbles that give the pie dimension. Atop this amazingly crisp layer (in the restaurant's quieter moments you can actually hear people crunch) rests a sweet homemade tomato sauce, two kinds of mozzarella and a thin layer of Grana Padano. Among the traditional toppings, pungent basil and spicy pepperoni are the best.
Nice atmosphere, friendly service – This place has potential. Homey atmosphere and nice, friendly service. They even call you on your cellphone when your table is ready! However, having to pay extra for basil on your brick oven pizza is like driving a car without gas! They said three different types of cheese on the pies but it mostly tasted like regular pizzeria type cheese. Nothing special right now but I bet it will rock soon! I'll def try it again.
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