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Luigi’s Pizza

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686 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.661682 -73.993439
nr. 20th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-499-3857 Send to Phone

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Official Website

luigispizzabrooklyn.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Prospect Ave.

Prices

$2.25-$8.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

25th St. to 15th St., Third Ave. to Seventh Ave.

Profile

Luigi Lonzo opened this pizzeria in 1973, churning out pies he says are just like the ones he ate back home in Italy. His son Giovanni now helms the shop’s massive oven, but he’s not messing with tradition—he slathers his mom’s Sunday sauce on everything from ziti to pizzas, and his dad still grows the basil used in the herb sauce he drizzles on most pies. The family-oriented enclave that straddles Park Slope and Sunset Park has been the Lonzo family’s residence for decades—evident from the stream of neighbors and old friends who crowd into the tiny, narrow storefront for one of Luigi’s regaled fresh mozzarella slices. Most take their piping-hot packages to go, but some linger at the two small booths eating off of charming flat tin plates. Pizzas, in squares as well as oversize rounds, are impossibly fresh, and their crusts offer a sturdy crisp with a delicate hint of char. Some, like the supreme pie, are loaded down with ingenious topping combinations: small-batch soppressata, crumbled sausage, peppers, onion, and shaved Parmesan layered over a garlicky red sauce. Authentic, old-fashioned techniques are kept from extinction here: Calzones are deep-fried to taste almost like cannoli thanks to a staunch refusal to skimp on pricey oil.

Recommended Dishes

Supreme pie, $24; fresh mozzarella pie, $18.75; square pie; $20; deep fried calzone, $4.75

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