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Lucali

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575 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.681901 -74.000423
nr. First Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-858-4086 Send to Phone

Photo by Dominic Perri

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Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Profile

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.

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