• Critics’ Pick
  • Lucali

  • Pizza
  • 575 Henry St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens
  • Phone: 718-858-4086
Lucali Photo

Accidental pizzaiolo Mark Iacono opened Lucali as a labor of love, to save the local candy store of his Carroll Gardens youth from an uncertain, generic fate (i.e., becoming a Subway or Dunkin’ Donuts, no doubt). After devoting himself to the monklike regimen of making old-fashioned thin-crust, brick-oven pizzas, Iacono has created a business that has instantly become woven into the neighborhood fabric, a cozy, softly lit, and effortlessly soulful spot where families commune over the simple pleasures of Iacono’s rough-hewn, satisfying pies, all of them made front and center at a workstation that looks like a stage. Vestiges from the candy store hang on the brick walls, along with a chalkboard menu restricted to pies and calzones. It’s cash-only, BYOB, and like Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn, not really officially open, according to Iacono, but the lack of familiar trappings only adds to its charm.

Award Links

Feature Links

  • Hours

    Wed-Mon, 6pm-10pm Tue, closed

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Reservations Not Required BYOB

  • Alcohol


Avg. Rating 0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • E-mail
  • Save to foursquare
See the Full NYMag Site »